Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
4.39/5
13,923 Ratings
Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.

Added by brentk56 on 04-02-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#245
Reviews:
2,493
Ratings:
13,923
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,499
Gots:
5,767
Trade:
43
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Poured from a bomber into a fluted Allagash chalice. Beer is a clear golden orange. The initial four fingers of snow white fluffy head was very beautiful, lacing lightly on the glass as you take sips and the head dissipated. A beautiful beer, that you should see in daylight to do it justice.

The nose is predominantly orange peel, with some grapefruit and lemon peel as well. Some pineapple as well, which is different and really adds to the aroma. One of the best smelling IPA's that I've ever had.

The taste follows the nose, with the bitterness sharp initially, but is quickly predominantly citrus that washes over your tongue. The lovely aroma is enhanced as the beer warms in your mouth and is really pleasant. The bitterness does not overpower your palate, and makes this IPA perfect for accompanying food (I had half with some fajitas and salsa, the second half of the bomber after the meal).

Light bodied beer with a small amount of carbonation sufficient to tingle your tongue. Sculpin is the most drinkable IPA I've ever had, delicious flavor profile without the overpowering bitter aftertaste common to this style

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13,923 ratings
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