Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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4.39/5
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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
Ranking:
#250
Reviews:
2,511
Ratings:
14,099
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,513
Gots:
5,873
Trade:
42
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I bought a bottle of this to try as I keep hearing it's a good IPA.

Not bad!

The colour on the pour is a great deep, amber colour. The nose is citrus and pine (still looking for a non-rye IPA that has a malt presence!) The taste is an immediate hit of fruity hops, with grapefruit, lemon, and even maybe peach or apricot coming through. It's a rather delicate brew, as ten degrees in serving temp kills a lot of the fruitiness for me. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, letting the citrus notes shine.

I'd drink this again, but if it started out ice-cold, I'd enjoy it more at the halfway point of the glass.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,099 ratings
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