Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
13,918 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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4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours an dark orange, amber color with a white fluffy head, lots of lacing, clear, not very carbonated, looks very good.

A: Citrus, lemon, grapefruit peel, some pine, picking up some malt, lemongrass, smells great.

T: Hit of citrus notes, grapefruit, lemon, some pine and resin in the middle, hint of malt sweetness at the end, alcohol is well hidden, finishes bitter and dry with a hint of biscuit/bread notes, grapefruit peel after taste, very tasty.

M: Medium mouthfeel, balanced carbonation, dry finish, very drinkable.

O: This is a world class beer, citrus, pine, some malt, not overly bitter or malty, very drinkable, a beer I am always willing to reach for and enjoy.

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4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very nice, translucent, amber color. Creamy white head quickly dissipates with nice lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Piney and floral. Get some small hints of simcoe in the nose but overall has a great hop aroma.

T: Taste is great. Perfect balance of maltiness and hop bitterness.

M: Once again this is spot on. Extremely well balanced and hop forward as one would expect from an IPA.

O: In my opinion this is one of the best IPAs that you can find in Georgia or North Carolina. It has a great flavor and aroma. This is a perfect beer for cold winter nights but would also be perfect on a warm summer evening.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13,918 ratings
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