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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

11,186 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,186
Reviews: 2,297
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,181
Gots: 3,045 | FT: 49
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:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 04-02-2006

Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.
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Ratings: 11,186 | Reviews: 2,297
Photo of Dynobolt
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I remember this being my first hoppy drink... Didn't like it... Now I can appreciate the bitterness and hops.. Can't have enough of these beers, another solid ballast point beer!

Photo of wc94wc
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uvachief
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz deeply chilled bottle into a room temperature pilsner glass. Beautiful golden orange hue with two full fingers of crisp sunshine colored head that lingered. Beautiful looking beer. Smells of citrus mainly apricots and peaches with a touch of mango. Hops are noted. Tastes much the same. True citrus dominated ipa. Really crisp with citrus fruits flavor and subtle hops. Not piney at all. Aftertaste is only slightly hoppy. Must try.

Photo of Roby923
4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow wow wow. On tap at the Park House. Refreshingly hoppy and just the right amount of malt. A real treat of an ipa. Another winner from SAN.

Photo of FinkMeister
4.98/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of chefhatt
3.75/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a very solid and very good hop flavor.

Photo of neil2me
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Samiamiv
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Juice14
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fellysmarts
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of davillanx
4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of toronadotornado
4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of GatorCoop
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NoProblem
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gavjamhawk
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevinderzapf
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pgrose
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DrunkinIrish101
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kayton
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeithE
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolfpac78
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | 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 11,186 ratings.