Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.85/5  rDev +11%

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4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hazy orange in the glass with a nice quarter inch foamy head that lingered. Punch on the nose, of citrus. Tastes of grapefruit and pine. Some malty notes and a hint of alcohol. Feels heavy, a beer to drink one of, not make a session of. present but subdued bitterness. For me a really good, but not spectacular IPA. Will drink again.

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4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good IPA, to be enjoy any time.

Pours a nice yellow beer, with a nice head. Stays foamy for a while. Aroma from the bottle is faint. Taste is good, bitter, hoppy, a bit sweet. This beer has light body, easy to drink. This one could be had more than once.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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2.25/5  rDev -48.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -65.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this originally rated as a 4.75. I have since revised it due to the fact that I can ALWAYS find it at my favorite beer store. Compare this against several other (5) rated beers (PTE, HT), which seem to come around less frequently than the comet known as Haley.

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4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled from tap, poured into snifter.

A- Nice light amber color. About a finger of white foamy head. Carbonation quite noticeable.

S- Lots of citrus fruits and flora. Grapefruit and orange zest, fresh flowers, and a little grass. Great stuff going on.

T- As the smell indicates, this is another juicy IPA. Hop choice gives this IPA a very citrus and fruity taste. A small amount of pine and grass in the finish give the ale the perfect bitterness. A small malt presence.

M- Crisp and smooth. Decent carbonation and medium body. I say medium because this time around I did Sculpin at a taste test with a few other IPAs and the Sculpin had a slight creaminess to it compared to the others. When drinking it alone, I've never noticed that.

O- Best served fresh so pay attention to bottle dates. Excellent IPA and always consistent. One of the best year-round and available IPAs on the market. Hard to go wrong with this one and it's definitely an old faithful of mine.

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,856 ratings.
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