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Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
13,923 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pretty golden tangerine color with a finger and a half of head. Cloudy. Nice lacing.
S: Sweet and citrusy. Mango and grapefruit predominantly on the nose. Powerful at first then fades off a bit. Beautiful smell.
T: Awesome! Beautiful balance with the malt sweetness and the hop bitterness. I taste citrus and tropical fruits like mango and pineapple.
MF: Balanced and smooth. Super drinkable for 7% ABV. Maybe a bit less carb than I'd like.
O: The definition of a West Coast IPA, and I think it ranks above Stone's IPA in my book with a little better malt backbone. This is awesome!

I drank this in a blind taste test along with Jai Alai, 60 Minute, Hop Nosh and SweetwaterIPA. All impressive IPAs. Sculpin ranked just below Jai Alai for me. Those two definitely stood out.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13,923 ratings
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