Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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4.39/5
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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: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sculpin...how I love thee!!! It started out with a bomber bottle and is now readily available in six packs, and boy am I happy for that. This very well may be my absolute favorite beer to drink. Perfection in a bottle.

Appearance: Pores a beautiful golden orange with a nice white head. A solid amount of carbonation present. Beautiful lacing left on the glass!

Smell: FRUIT, RICH CITRUS FRUIT! Smells absolutely delicious. I still remember the first time I took a whiff of this and couldn't wait for the taste.

Taste: Balanced perfection. Grapefruit, tangerine, some hints of tropical fruit. The hops attack but get balanced out by subtle malts.

Mouthfeel: Clean and refreshing. Hits the palette nice and smooth with a rush of the bitterness that blends nicely with the malts.

Overall: As mentioned above it is so well balanced I truly have no complaints. It's smooth, it's bitter, its refreshing. The only slight negative I could possibly find is that some places don't carry the freshest bottles which leads to a slightly maltier taste. But fresh...it doesn't get much better. I'm hoping now to get my hands on some Habanero Sculpin to see how that is.

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