Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
13,859
Reviews:
2,491
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,497
Gots:
5,714
For Trade:
43
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, enjoyed with dinner in Anaheim.
A nice surprise to find a highly ranked beer in unexpected places.
Poured a hazy, golden orange color. Foamy white head lasts well, thick strings of lace.
Aroma is all hops, tropical fruits, pine, citrus.
The flavor has lots of hops as well. Citrus, pine, grapefruit, but still a solid malt base.
Very flavorful, and easy to drink despite the high amount of bitterness. No discernible alcohol burn. Nicely drinkable.
Light towards medium body, good mouth feel. Bitter finish.
This is a fine example (BA Score 98) of the American IPA.

Note to self: Ranked #6 American IPA when I got to try it. We shall see if it can hold its place.
Rated #123 of Top 250 Beers

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPAs. Tasted from bottle, can and growler pour, and absolutely delicious. It's a light copper color with a few fingers of head. Scents of citrus and pine. Taste is balanced, but definitely demonstrates that pleasant hoppiness you expect in a top IPA. Perfectly carbonated and a dry finish. A must for any true IPA drinker.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,859 ratings.
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