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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

9,317 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,317
Reviews: 2,032
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 954
Gots: 1,722 | FT: 45
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, Yesterday at 02:13 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.32/5  rDev -2%

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4.64/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Great IPA. A lot going on with the aromas and taste. Well balanced with a nice lingering finish. One of my all-time favorites in this category.

Beantowner76, Yesterday at 10:20 PM
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

A: Copper, mostly filtered with a hint of cloudiness, little carbonation, 5 fingers of off white rocky melting snow head, spotty pointed chalky lacing.


S: Caramel, candy, pine, evergreen, fresh fallen snow, red cayenne pepper, magnetic car racetrack.


T: Caramel, watermelon, pine resin, evergreen, onion, garlic, a dusting of red cayenne pepper. Lots of fruity notes, melon, orange, and pineapple.


M: Thick syrupy body, little fine bubbled carbonation.


O: Excellent brew. An incredible number of notes and nuances. I know its probably common on the West Coast, and even in specialty shops all over the US, but I was thrilled to find it in Asheville, NC. Unheard of in China, where I brought it to and am now drinking it. Drank Sept 22nd, 2014, from a can.

patre_tim, Yesterday at 03:41 PM
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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.36/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

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4.68/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.52/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.76/5  rDev -37.4%

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Photo of diablo14
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Riduclously drinkable IPA. The flavors are subtle, yet complex, marvelous hopping at the finish. Not as massive as others, but that's to this brews advantage.

diablo14, Sunday at 06:25 AM
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,317 ratings.