Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
13,814
Reviews:
2,487
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
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1,489
Gots:
5,667
For Trade:
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Bottle to tulip glass.

Seemed to be fairly fresh.

A: Light copper color. Fine-bubbly head that retreats to a bubbly head. Some lacing.

S: Tons of citrus. Strong notes of citrus-grapefruit. Mild notes of lemon, resin, and pine. Not extremely complex but very nice. Moderate aroma.

T: The taste has more resin presence, but still plenty of citrus. Certainly hoppy, but not overly so. A little bitter.

M: Very smooth, thus goes down very smoothly. Moderate carbonation. Moderate body.

O: A top-tier IPA, especially for fans of citrus-notes hops. This is very straight forward. This ale is defiantly sessionable.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,814 ratings.
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