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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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9,332 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,332
Reviews: 2,034
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 955
Gots: 1,733 | FT: 45
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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Nice and aggresive flavor. Very hoppy. Truly one of my favorite beers.

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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear, light orange, copper colored brew, pouring up with a fat, pillowy white head, reducing to a thin film, and extensive lacing.

S - Sharp grapefruit hop esters, with subtle grass and floral notes. Very light dankness.

T - Following the nose, with a strong grapefruit flesh and pith foundation, this resolves into a sharp bitter element with slight malt counterpoint. Bitterness fades slowly into the close.

M - Dry, with mild carbonation, and a slow build of hop resins.

O - The first of these I drank probably was a touch hop-faded. The second time was more robust hop citrus. The beer is a bitter one, with only the slightest malt line, but the open is so lively, you keep wanting to take another drink.

Tsar_Riga, Yesterday at 05:02 AM
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4.32/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Great IPA. A lot going on with the aromas and taste. Well balanced with a nice lingering finish. One of my all-time favorites in this category.

Beantowner76, Monday at 10:20 PM
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

A: Copper, mostly filtered with a hint of cloudiness, little carbonation, 5 fingers of off white rocky melting snow head, spotty pointed chalky lacing.

S: Caramel, candy, pine, evergreen, fresh fallen snow, red cayenne pepper, magnetic car racetrack.

T: Caramel, watermelon, pine resin, evergreen, onion, garlic, a dusting of red cayenne pepper. Lots of fruity notes, melon, orange, and pineapple.

M: Thick syrupy body, little fine bubbled carbonation.

O: Excellent brew. An incredible number of notes and nuances. I know its probably common on the West Coast, and even in specialty shops all over the US, but I was thrilled to find it in Asheville, NC. Unheard of in China, where I brought it to and am now drinking it. Drank Sept 22nd, 2014, from a can.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,332 ratings.