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Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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:
#246
Reviews:
2,502
Ratings:
14,015
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,505
Gots:
5,836
Trade:
42
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4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.95/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 10/9/17, Poured 12/11/17. Taste was much more muted than I was expecting with all of the hype and price surrounding this beer. It is a solid IPA and I do find it better than a few other big time selling West Coast IPAs, but there are far better options these days in the ABV range and still way cheaper in price. I'll stick with Alpine Duet and Drake's Aroma Coma.

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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Last beer of the night, Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point, ABV 7.00%. The can says "dedicated to the craft", which is why they sold out to constellation. Well seriously it is still a very good IPA, I just wish everybody wouldn't be selling out.

Look: semi-clear, almost clear, golden with an inch white head, nice lacing.

Aroma: citrus, tropical fruit, pine resin

Taste: It is sweet, fruity, mango, citrus, and significant pine, a very nice but slightly bitter flavor.

Feel: medium bodied, fairly easy drinking

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3.43/5  rDev -21.9%
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4/5  rDev -8.9%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,015 ratings
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