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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,314 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7314
Reviews: 1914
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%


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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Beernf

California

4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On draft at the Ballast Point Brewery in San Diego.

I can't add much to what has been posted 800 times here already. This is my favorite IPA because of an outstanding taste and an amazing mouthfeel. Love sitting back and drinkin this beer. Go find it if you havent had it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2010 00:31:01 | More by Beernf
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 7,314 ratings.