Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
13,913 Ratings
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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Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Bright orange pour. Pale white head, extensive lacing.

S - Floral, typical IPA scent, delicious. Just begs "DRINK ME".

T - Surprisingly deep for an IPA. Slightly acidic up front, hoppy through the whole experience, bitter aftertaste but not nearly as bitter as expected. Sort of a swell of hops from the beginning to the end of the sip. Excellent example of a West Coast US IPA.

M - A bit thinner than expected, not oily, very enjoyable. Adds to drinkability.

O - A great, great IPA. Highly recommended to anyone who likes the style. You won't regret it.

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If I am ever on deathrow, and I am allowed a last meal and can choose the beverage- I want a fresh bottle or can of Sculpin to be my drink. I grabbed a six pack of cans locally with a canned date of 5-20-14- just over two weeks old. The first six pack of Sculpin I had was about 3 months old, and boy was there a difference. The fresh Sculpin was the best ipa I have ever had. It was crisp and clean with the perfect notes and bitterness. West coast IPAs- fanfreakingtastic.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13,913 ratings
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