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:
2,524
Ratings:
14,208
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,523
Gots:
5,936
Trade:
41
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pour: A clear bronze with about a fingers worth of head with good retention and nice lacing.

Aroma: Biscuity malt backbone, with a ton of hops up front. Resinous, cut grass, and some grapefruit. Hints of alcohol.

Taste: Similar to the aroma with a strong biscuity malt backbone followed by powerful hops. Sticky and resiny at the front, bitter at the back, but pleasantly so. Decent carbonation levels, and a lighter mouthfeel than expected, though not watery. Delicious and refreshing.

Overall: This beer lives up to the hype, in my opinion. Well balanced, but still hoppy and bitter. A nice combination of hop flavors here that compliment the malt backbone. An excellent beer. I’m glad I finally grabbed some.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,208 ratings