Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured a hazy, golden-orange hue with a sustained, foamy white-head. This seems to be the typical American IPA look. I could not locate a freshness date but there was a number code on the label that may indicate the ale was bottled on the 213 day of 2014.

A very fresh and bittersweet fruity aroma greets the olfactory upon opening the bottle, along with a faint piney, bitter aroma.

The flavor has a surprisingly soft and mellow, citrusy start with a lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue. Very flavorful, but not what I expected given the reviews and especially the aroma. Of course, the bottle is a few months old.

Light to medium bodied with a somewhat thin mouth feel. The citrusy bitterness does linger on the palate.

This is another fine example of the American IPA: full flavored, high in alcohol but so very drinkable.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.64/5  rDev +6.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

One of the best IPA's I've ever had the pleasure to enjoy on the reviews suggest, try this one if you haven't yet!

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4.9/5  rDev +12.1%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Perfect beer

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,811 ratings.
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