Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
13,838
Reviews:
2,489
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,493
Gots:
5,690
For Trade:
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

appearance; orange/ gold, lots of visible carbonation, tons of thick, off white head.

smell; tons of pine and tons of grapefruit

taste; taste is subtle for an IPA. very smooth. pine is there. touch of citrusy hops. quite fruity, papaya and ,ango are definitely there, as well as other fruity notes. also slightly bread.

mouthfeel; medium body, quite creamy.

overall; very enjoyable IPA. very smooth, i cannot imagine who wouldnt like this beer.

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4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: clear hazy yellow/orange. Looks great in a glass. 2 finger head, looks amazing.

S: I am getting all the tropical notes, papaya, mango, orange, pineapple. Lots of citrus, some floral. Pine is easily detected.

T/M: Follows the nose completely, plenty of earth tones, with a pine cone taste. But the tropical fruits just keep hitting you along with the pine. You get all the best of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, with the earthy citrus taste. I couldn't ask for more.

O: Its great, the price is insane in my opinion, but can be justifiable by the taste. This is a must try IPA in my opinion. Pick one or two up, you wont be disappointed!

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3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,838 ratings.
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