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:
14,173
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,517
Gots:
5,920
Trade:
42
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pale amber orange with 1 finger head and good lacing

Aroma - Juicy, citrus, pineapple

Taste - Very smooth, nice bitterness, citrus, pineapple, floral, apricot, prune, fresh fruit, dry fruit. Not piney. nice underlying earthiness and spice.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium, but substantial. Not resiny. No thin finish. Lingering.

Overall - I have only tried a half dozen or so IPAs, so i don't even know what I don't know, but this one stands head and shoulders above the others.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on day 260 (Sept. 17) of 2013.

Appearance: Pours a light golden with a stiff doughy head.

Smell: Tons of aroma from the crack of the bottle cap. Delicious smelling peach, apricot, and mango aromas throughout the pour. Smells like candy!

Taste: More spicy than the aroma would suggest. I was looking for tropical fruit. Tastes ever so slight boozy. Sweet malt. Resinous. Not terribly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Great combo of light body with mouth-coating feel. Makes you salivate.

Overall: A great IPA.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,173 ratings