Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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
Ranking:
#257
Reviews:
2,520
Ratings:
14,174
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,517
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5,920
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange color.

The aroma of this beer is very mild, but pleasant. It smells fairly piney and fruity.

The beer itself tastes like piney hops... and grapefruit. I have had the habanero version previously, and the habaneros added their own fruity flavor but took away from the holiness of the beer itself. With the plain version of itself, the hops are a lot stronger and the flavor profile is improved (and believe me, I do love the flavor of habaneros too).

Overall this might be my favorite IPA without going into double territory and will definitely be picking it up again, although not as much as I like due to the price. It goes down very smooth, and along with its fruity flavor it makes a great beer in hot weather (although not inappropriate during the winter either).

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A-a clear light orange amber with two fingers worth of white head that sticks to the glass

S-pale malt backbone with citric hops and light sweet fruit

T-taste still has the pale malt backbone but the hops really comes out in the taste more. Citrus hops, lemon zest, and pine.

M-medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall a really hop forward IPA, very enjoyable, very easy to drink

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,174 ratings