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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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10,382 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,382
Reviews: 2,114
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,036
Gots: 2,245 | FT: 42
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 04-02-2006)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smell is like i said before, nicely fresh, hoppy, fruity, and floral...but this time a good. Flavors have a kick of pine and lemon around the edges, with mango and peach in the middle...I don’t find it that one-dimensional this time...in fact, I think the hop combination in this one is rather awesome. I reckon this bottle was a lot fresher than the first one I had...not sure of release dates, though I know this bottle just showed up, so its gotta be fresh..

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle from the local liquor store, poured into sam adams perfect pint glass. Dark gold, slightly cloudy, with 1/2" head, giving way to abundant lacing with a 1/4 " top.

Wonderful smell, citrus, flowers, apricot, peach, grapefruit, the whole gamut of citrus fruits really, with a good amount of mango, pineapple aroma included.

Taste is above described smell, with a sturdy, grain infused malt backbone, backed by a dry, bitter finish.

Dry finish leaves me wanting another sip, no another glass actually, and I am amazed by how everything balances out in this brew.

One note here, this beer is dated enjoy by 10/14/2013, and if found fresh it rivals any IPA/ DIPA
out there. If not fresh, avoid it as you will be dissapointed, and will not get the true quality of this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a very beautiful orange color, with a hint of goldfish yellow, with a white head, not too much color in there. Just right for the style.

It smells wonderful, but almost exactly how you'd imagine; Piney sweet oranges, it's almost zesty!

It tastes even better, very smooth and juicy from the hops. Not very bitter at all. The first few sips had me thinking "whoa...".

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a tulip glass. poured an orange color with about a half inch of white foam. The smell was not noticeable. The beer did not have a particularly notable taste or mouth feel. The beer did leave a lacing on the glass. Overall I was disappointed. Was really looking forward to this since I found the strong hoppy flavor of Big Eye to be an incredibly enjoyable beer. I won't be buying Sculpin again buy will continue to try Balladt Point based on my experience with Big Eye.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,382 ratings.