Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Vibrant orange in appearance and developed a light and frothy two finger head when poured from a 12oz btl.

Very noticeable grapefruit as well as orange, lemon peel, and other citrus fruits. A delight for thy nostrils.

The taste of orange zest is immediate and long lastingly bitter, but that isn't to say that is a bad thing. The bitterness from the hops balances well with the tart and sweetness of the citrus. A citrusy hop bomb.

Kind of like eating booze soaked fruit, marvelous.

Overall, this brew was very enjoyable, but I do not agree with the excessive score it has received. At ~$16 for a 6-pack, I'd rather spend my money on better brews.

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4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap in SD both at the brewery at a another location. I have also had in the bottle.
The appearance is a light tan/ orange and the head was thick.
Odor was of hops, slight citrus and pine and a little sweet.
Taste is very complex. Sweet and hoppy. Finishes with hop bitterness, but not piney. There is some citrus with the sweetness/fruityness upfront. Really nice start to finish.
Carbonation is about middle of the road and the mouthfeel is about the same.
Overall it is one of the most balanced beers I have tried. Excellent from beginning to end.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,861 ratings.
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