Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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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:
2,510
Ratings:
14,089
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,509
Gots:
5,862
Trade:
42
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy light copper with a short white head. Good retention.

S: Floral grapefruit hop aroma stands out with a wee bit of grape. Smells like a wheat field after a spring rain. Light malt aroma and some mild citrus.

T: Very bright Grapefruit malt flavor. Some mild lemon peel and semi-sweet light caramel malt. This has a big malt flavor and a slow but steady hop bitterness. Bitterness arrives late and is matched with a citrusy dry finish. Bitterness is not harsh at all, very mild and smooth. Aftertaste is very nice but doesn't last too long.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Velvety texture. Smooth

O: This beer surprised me. At a reported 70IBU's I was expecting a bit of a bitter finish. This beer is SMOOTH. The bitterness is balanced extraordinarily well with the hop aroma and comes on slowly in the finish. It has a nice Malty backbone and a pleasant and very evident citrusy, lemon quality that survives through the finish. This is a well crafted IPA. The hops are the star but the malt isn't pushed aside. It has it's own little identity. Truly one of my favorite IPA's... ever.

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One of the best IPAs being brewed. Fresh, this beer is one of the best beers available. If you've never had it, at least try a single of it. Yes it's pricey but its worth More than every penny. Truly a world class India Pale Ale. Although since it's brewed in San Diego, freshness of this beer is paramount, especially considering I'm writing this from New England.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,089 ratings
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