Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
13,918 Ratings
Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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On tap at Capone's...

A - Three fingers of tightly compact off-white head with a batter like top turning rocky as it begins to settle... Impressive retention... Once the head finally subisdes, a reach full inviting lacing is left in its place... A limited amount of slow paced carbonation swirls and rises throughout... A pale orange honey color... Some lace clings to the sides of the glass...

S - The aroma is intoxicating and truly something special... Pineapple... Mango... Kiwi... Lime... Hints of lemon... A modest pine hoppiness... Crisp outdoor mountain air...

T - Sweet tropical fruits... Ripe peach... Some piney hops... A subtle malt backbone keeps this incredibly well balance...

M - Luscious is the first word that comes to mind... It's incredibly smooth and silky... This one goes done very easily... Slight carbonation on the tongue to begin... Medium bodied... A tad on the dry side... A slight bitterness lingers in the back of the throat... Very smooth all the way around...

D - A world class IPA both on draft and in the bottle... Smooth... Easy drinking sip after sip...

I was excited to try this one on draft and it's still a damn tasty brew but I seem to enjoy this one out of the bottle a little bit more...

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13,918 ratings
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