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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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11,221 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,221
Reviews: 2,302
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,184
Gots: 3,079 | 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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Ratings: 11,221 | Reviews: 2,302
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky to find this at the local growler station. I poured it into a fine tulip glass.

A- great looking copper-orange color with remarkable clarity for the style. Mild carbonation, 1.5 finger head with some lacing.
As a compliment, it looks 'light'.

S-a citrus nose, not overpowering. The notes are lemon and peach, milder citrus aromas to me compaerd to grapefruit. A lively nose with a touch of alcohol.

T-Now the citrus flavors come on strong with a touch of pine and malt sweetness. Very flavorful.

M- it's light for the style but I rate it a 4.0 because the IBU is spot on. Not much carbonation-but it is a growler so...

O-I was looking forward to this and it came through. It represents the American IPA style nicely.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12oz into snifter, thanks to Scalene for sending this in 'Everything Local BIF'. Bottle says 'Enjoy By 080912'
A- Golden, lacy 1 finger head.
S- Big citrus, a bit dank
T- Very bitter, but not much flavor. Where is the citrus from the aroma?
M- Good carb, good consistency.
O- Was really excited for this one, but its simply not good. Everything seemed promising, but it just doesn't taste good. Really bitter with very little flavor and not much balance.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bottle. Used Pint Glass.

Had med to light foam not more than a quarter inch. Was light on carbonation. Poured light orange and had decent citrus notes. A lot of veg/bell pepper which I was not expecting.

Palate was smooth but not real lengthy. Was clean on finish and that did not last long.

It was good but not something I will go out of my way for over and over.

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

A: Golden color with spotty lacing, 1 finger had.

S: Pine, bitterness, grapefruit, citrus

T: Not sweet much, grapefruit, pine, hop bitterness. Starts fruity, finshes bitter.

M: Medium body, good amount of carbonation.

O: Solid, although not my favorite kind of IPA though. (I like my IPA a bit more balanced than this).

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 11,221 ratings.