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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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10,435 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,435
Reviews: 2,122
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,056
Gots: 2,317 | FT: 41
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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I like this one. Readily available too

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

A light honey-gold IPA, clear with no obstructions. Pours with moderate carbonation, persistent head, and tiny, ambitious bubbles. Smells (and tastes) of mango, lemon peel, and bread. Has a slight citrus taste with perfectly balanced hops and is subtly bitter. Initial mouthful is smooth with a stinging aftertaste in the back of the throat...even that distinguishing attribute suits the beer and is not gimmicky.

It is difficult to identify specific tastes and aromas because the Sculpin is perfectly balanced; it doesn't scream bitter, hops, or citrus, yet all elements are undoubtedly present. The only thing that does not impress is the label design which is somewhat craft-conventional given the Sculpin's quality. Overall impression: an aristocratic IPA that proves any discussion on beer meccas must include San Diego.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,435 ratings.