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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

11,208 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,208
Reviews: 2,300
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,180
Gots: 3,071 | FT: 48
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:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 04-02-2006

Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter

A- pours a hazy golden orange color. Creamy white head sticks around almost the whole time to the beer... big thick chunks of lacing to the glass

S- hop resin, pine sap, tropical fruits, malty back bone

T- pineapple, mango, citrus fruit punch... big ol' smack of pinney sap, cleaned up with sweet caramel malt swirl

M- medium body with medium carbonation... creamy mouthfeel... prickly bittereness in the back.... dry,wet finish to the beer... maybe its wet cuz its making my taste buds go crazy

O- once again I am not a IPA fan but all these good ones recently have really been making me think twice.... this is a damn good. My first offering from ballistic and now I will keep a close radar on this brewery

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S - Peach, mango, malt and pine resin scent.
T - Really great balance of hops, malty sweetness and tropical fruit. Pretty damn near perfect balance.
M - A little sticky sweetness that cloys to the tongue then quickly turns to a hoppy dryness and peach and mango overtones. Excellent degree of carbonation.
O - Really nice IPA. Excellent balance of sweet and happy bitterness. I really enjoyed this IPA and I would enjoy drinking one anytime.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 11,208 ratings.