Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
95.4%
Liked This Beer
4.39 w/ 13,878 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:
#251
Reviews:
2,491
Ratings:
13,878
Liked:
13,241
Avg:
4.39/5
pDev:
9.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,500
Gots:
5,732
Trade:
43
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12oz cold can w/freshness date into tulip

Appearance - Hazed over, glowing golden orange, 2 finger head has great retention and leaves ample lacing

Smell - Clean and light tropical fruits up front mixed with a big citrus blast: grapefruit all day, orangey, then light biscuit malts.

Feel/Taste - Medium body with ample scrubbing carb carries the flavors well, quite smooth, feels light and drinkable. Taste is much like nose; light tropical/stone fruit hops mixed with a citrus burst of grapefruit and orange, a touch of pine; then some biscuity, toasty malts come out to balance, finishes dry with moderate, lingering, resinous citrus pith bitterness.

Overall - An excellent citrus-bomb IPA, I just don't think it's heads and shoulders above many others... Maybe it was years ago, but these days there are many, many similar IPAs that are just as awesome. Unfortunately, the hype machine got a hold of this one and caused the prices to inflate ($7.50 bombers, $12+ sixers, c'mon). Regardless, this is a damn good beer.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.4% out of 100 with 13,878 ratings
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