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:
13,786
Reviews:
2,480
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,482
Gots:
5,638
For Trade:
43
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Ratings: 13,786 |  Reviews: 2,480
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4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light orange color with lots of carbonation bubbles. A good sized white foam head, with decent retention.

Aroma leads with a good deal of hops, citrus, and pine. Nicely balanced.

Taste starts with a little bit of citrus and some strong toasted malts. Grapefruit, with a little bit of peaches and pineapple. Hint of caramel. Relatively bitter, but it works well with the citrus and malts. The citrus stays on the tongue for the aftertaste. One of the best tasting beers I've ever had.

Mouthfeel is medium. A little bit sticky. Still very crisp and refreshing. I could knock back a lot of these.

Overall, I've heard a lot of good things about Sculpin. Even still it exceeded expectations. I've had a few from Ballast Point prior to this that didn't wow me, but this one is one of my new favorites.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,786 ratings.
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