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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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10,385 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,385
Reviews: 2,115
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,039
Gots: 2,248 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Pizza Port - San Clemente.

A - a super clear light golden color with a bright white 1" head. Laced the glass nicely.

S - smells of massive hops. Tropical, citrus, grapefruit.

T - this is one of the best standard IPA's around. Big bitterness but carries a hop flavor profile. Many tropical flavors. Pineapple comes to mind.

M - light bodied, well carbonated.

O - I think if I was stranded on a desert island and I had to chose 1 beer to drink for the rest of my life... This could be it. I could drink this all day.

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Big thanks to Dobby for this one!

Appearance. Pours a clear, rich gold-amber with over a finger of sticky head that ;asts a while and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell. Big tropical and citrus fruits here. Pineapple, mango, ruby red grapefruit, and guava all out in force. Slightly herby hops and caramel are there too. Probably the best smelling IPA that I've had the pleasure of enjoying.

Taste. Pow! Big hit of citrus fruity hops with the tropical fruits and much more toasty grains than I got from the smell. Some pineyness is there, but the tropical fruityness is what makes this one stand out. Good bitter finish with a little more pine. Nice stuff.

Mouthfeel. Just above light in body with just below medium carbonation. Slightly warming.

Overall. This stuff is awesome. The tropical fruityness along with great citrusy hops and nice toasty grains, very well done. Wish i could get this locally.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,385 ratings.