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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,279 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7279
Reviews: 1913
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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themind

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This brew has a mild aroma that at first had me slightly bummed. It has an amber color and pours a good healthy head. The taste is very good, the kind of IPA you could drink often. Overall I thought that this was a quality IPA and I would purchase again.

Bottom Line: Good IPA

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 00:55:52 | More by themind
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 7,279 ratings.