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:
#258
Reviews:
2,524
Ratings:
14,205
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,521
Gots:
5,936
Trade:
41
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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got lucky enough to find this beer at Total Wine and purchased a six pack. Hopefully more to come.

Poured into double mountain pint glass.
A: Some nice lacing and a white head that dissipates
Quickly
S: citrusy hop aroma, grapefruit and floral undertones.
T: slight sweetness but a nice hop bitter finish with citrus, hints of grapefruit. Bitterness is not overwhelming though which is nice. Very clean.
A: crisp carbonation and only a slight lingering finish.

Well balanced overall. Ive had and enjoyed much more hoppy IPAs but this seems to be one of the better balanced. Very nice

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful light orange color, with an equally beautiful nose with notes of orange zest, lemon and hops. Flavors of ripe apricot, lemon, and orange blossom balance out the persistent hop bitterness throughout the palate, even if it does finish rather quickly. The lack of depth with this ale is the major reason keeping it from being perfect in our opinion.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,205 ratings