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Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
4.39/5
Outstanding
14,014 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:
#247
Reviews:
2,502
Ratings:
14,014
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,504
Gots:
5,835
Trade:
42
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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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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,014 ratings
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