Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
4.39/5
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14,126 Ratings
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:
#253
Reviews:
2,513
Ratings:
14,126
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,513
Gots:
5,888
Trade:
42
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, coded on bottom 13357, which I assume means this was canned about five weeks ago.

Appearance: copper golden color, pretty clear. Good head which quickly disappears, leaving some lacing.

Smell: wonderful grapefruity and floral hop aroma. The best thing about this beer.

Taste: To me, this beer is less balanced than my favorite IPAs or DIPAs. It's hoppy, but the overall flavor is heavily bitter, and less fruity/floral than my favorites of the style. Starts bitter, finishes bitter. I wish the taste were more like the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, and a bit on the thin side, which is fine by me.

Overall: I get why this beer is popular and highly rated, but it doesn't quite work for me in the same way. My personal favorite IPAs have more maltiness, and an overall better balance. If you like your IPAs bitter and then more bitter, you'll probably like this a bit more than I did.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,126 ratings