Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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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:
13,782
Reviews:
2,480
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
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1,482
Gots:
5,631
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Time to re-review this one. Started drinking this in 2010 and it was one of my favorite beers. Great smell, very fragrant and sweet tasting. But then the recipe changed. Then the lack of bottle dating resulted in me drinking way old Sculpin so I stopped drinking it.

But now they seem to have settled on a consistent bottle dating strategy and this stuff is showing up on Long Island fresh. Different beer now but great. Not as fragrant and sweet, but love drinking this stuff now when fresh. Love the old school bottle caps and labels.

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4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip 8/14/2015

I've had this before but didn't remember much

A = Coppery orange with 1 finger of bone white head, high clarity

S = Tons of citrusy hops, tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple, resin and caramel malts

T = Just like the nose, tons of orange and grapefruit. Mango, pineapple, pine, resin, sweet malts as the backbone. Juicy and pungent!

F = Medium bodied and slightly oily from the resins

O = A near perfect IPA, if only that price tag weren't such a deterrent from frequent purchasing

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,782 ratings.
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