Spruce Tip Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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4.08/5
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7 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sculpin spiced with spruce tips for a fruity, citrusy IPA.

Added by superspak on 07-15-2018

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
7
pDev:
5.88%
 
 
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap:
Nice, clear classic orange amber body with a moderate head, minor lacing.

Nose has a nice citrusy base with the spruce coming across as a more mellow pine. The combination falls right into a more classic IPA, perhaps a more moderate Sculpin (it’s been a while, actually).

Taste follows the nose, with a relatively light feel and very clean palate. I could see some finding it watery, but I looked at the cleanness as a positive. Maybe a slightly grainy malt, but grapefruit citrus, and that mild spruce back end to complete the (to repeat myself), classic IPA.

A tad more balanced than their regular Sculpin to me (see aforementioned hedge), but an enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of Nunya
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried this at the Ballast Point location in downtown Chicago. It poured a clear golden with white head that left some lace. The scent had hints of pine. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with some pine notes. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a good beer.

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Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Spruce Tip Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 7 ratings