Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
95.4%
Liked This Beer
4.39 w/ 13,887 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:
#250
Reviews:
2,492
Ratings:
13,887
Liked:
13,248
Avg:
4.39/5
pDev:
9.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,499
Gots:
5,740
Trade:
43
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7% abv.

Appearance: It has a clear golden body with lots of visible carbonation. The builds up tall and thick with a just off white head. This head quickly faded out on me making next to no lacing.

Smell: There is a bid hop presence here with loads of citrusy and piney hop notes.

Taste / Palate: The first few sips I mostly got loads of pine like and some citrusy grapefruit and lemon rind flavor notes. As I drank on and the beer warms more peach like fruit notes and maltiness comes out. The finish is all hop bitterness which lingers for some time. The body and carbonation feel spot on and I can see why Sculpin IPA is so highly rated.

Notes: Classic West coast IPA!!!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.4% out of 100 with 13,887 ratings
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