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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

9,694 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,694
Reviews: 2,059
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 977
Gots: 1,896 | FT: 41
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 04-02-2006)
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

This one sold me on west coast IPAs

Naidu91, Sep 22, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Light, murky orange/amber. No head, little lace. Poured like water
S: First impression was "I'm in it to win it." A little tar, grapefruit, sweet smelling. Inviting to say the least.
F: Watery and bitter. Lasting faint bitter. Like I've been eating fruit loops.
T: All of the above. Juicy Fruit. Fruit Loops. A touch of grapefruit equal with tar blends 50/50. Fruity bitter with no unpleasant flavors. Almost juice like, pulp free juice.
O: So it seems this is well worth the ratings it's received. It's not as raw as SN Torpedo, but it seems what they went for they got in this one. Not too much of one or the other, and exceeding at everything. Glad my local now carries it.

Ricochet, Today at 07:14 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.28/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Great smell right from open. Had one in a pint glass, and one straight from the can. Suggest the can.

solotruck, Yesterday at 04:31 AM
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3.32/5  rDev -24.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

A: Rich, foamy, white head that leaves concentric lace rings. The brew itself has just the slightest bit of haze, but it is barely there. Rich, light copper hue.

S: I smell grapefruit straightaway. You just know this is going to be a tasty AIPA.

T: Taste is supremely well balanced. Big citrus. Very smooth malt accompaniment, hint of sweet breadyness. Not too bitter.

M: Fantastic. Not too carbonated, not too silky. Just right.

O: I could drink this all day. A prime AIPA that everyone should try. Prost!

tbraun1, Yesterday at 12:11 AM
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3.52/5  rDev -20.2%

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4.76/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.44/5  rDev -22%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,694 ratings.