Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
95.4%
Liked This Beer
4.39 w/ 13,881 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:
#250
Reviews:
2,491
Ratings:
13,881
Liked:
13,244
Avg:
4.39/5
pDev:
9.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,499
Gots:
5,736
Trade:
43
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Ratings: 13,881 |  Reviews: 2,491
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours clear copper color. A fluffy head floats on the beer like a cloud over the ocean during sunset.

The aroma is like fresh-cut grass on a golf course. Some hints of citrus, but not as much as the herbal sensation. Also some caramel malts suggesting apple and pears.

The taste is intensely bitter, and I'm fairly acclimated to hops. Some nice tartness helps drinkability. The finish has a prolonged grapefruit bitterness, which is a bit overdone for my tastes.

Overall, the beer is a bit too bitter for me and is more herbal than citrusy. But I do appreciate that it's fairly dry and drinkable, so I might try it again sometime.

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

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.4% out of 100 with 13,881 ratings
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