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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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10,379 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,379
Reviews: 2,114
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,035
Gots: 2,244 | 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: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served on tap in a tulip glass.

appears a clear yellow orangish color, with thin white head that fades to a whipsy covering. aroma is very fruity and citrusy.

taste is hop dominated, with some light malt flavor in there to help balance. pine, grapefruit, orange, lemon. Body was fairly light, with a good level of carbonation for easy drinking.

if you like hopped up IPAs with a big fruit flavor, this is your beer.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle (no dates) into a Bruery tulip.

A: Pours a clear copper colour. 1 finger of dense white head that dissapates quickly. Leaves some lacing as well.

S: Lots of citrusy hops and sweet malts.

T: Lots of piney hops in the flavor. Some citrus hops and sweet malts peek through as well. The finish is dry with lingering bitterness.

M: Moderate body and carbonation. Slightly prickly on the tongue and creamy and smooth going down.

The is simply one of the best single IPA's I've had the pleasure of enjoying. This beer has a great hop profile and is very drinkable and refreshing.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to ThaFATkid for sending this bottle.

This beer has a hazy gold color with a nice fluffy head and GREAT lacing. Perhaps the best I've seen. It has a typical IPA nose; very fruity and zesty with floral and citrus notes and just a hint of bubblegum. The flavor is quite sweet. Biscuit and fruity flavors predominate and are accompanied by a soft, dry hoppy bite and a little detectable alcohol. Nice firm mouthfeel, but a little under-hopped for my palate. The malt is there and there seems to be `room' for more hops.

Overall this is a really nice IPA, but the undeniable sweetness and slight hint of alcohol lends it a bit of that medicinal flavor that I find undesirable. To me, there are better IPAs out there. Still, I'm glad I tried this. It is certainly different than the IPAs I have access to around here.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,379 ratings.