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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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9,331 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,331
Reviews: 2,034
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 955
Gots: 1,732 | 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, Monday at 02:13 AM
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Hetlegioen512, 50 minutes ago
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

MaximumYuks, Today at 02:36 AM
Photo of travolta
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Appearance: A bright, clear, and clean golden color. Awesome head with rocky formations and very good retention. Lacing is nice and thick. Great head. Awesome head.

Nose: Sharp peach and apricots. Lemons and lime, with some mint and slight herbs. Clean, green, fruity, and circusy. Spun sugar in the end.

Taste: A bit of syrup throughout, with tropical fruits up front. Hides it's alcohol well. A tiny bit of hotness on the tongue.

Notes: A great IPA that does not think it's an Imperial.

travolta, Today at 02:13 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

Sspeer1, Today at 02:12 AM
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

mful2875, Today at 01:42 AM
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

JStewart00, Today at 01:19 AM
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4.65/5  rDev +5.4%

speakdf0, Today at 12:53 AM
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4.76/5  rDev +7.9%

CraigShap, Today at 12:40 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +8.8%

Hopperstreet, Today at 12:24 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Brdlist, Yesterday at 09:20 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

intovert2438, Yesterday at 05:06 PM
Photo of DerekObert
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Nice and aggresive flavor. Very hoppy. Truly one of my favorite beers.

DerekObert, Yesterday at 02:17 PM
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

jbires2, Yesterday at 05:49 AM
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear, light orange, copper colored brew, pouring up with a fat, pillowy white head, reducing to a thin film, and extensive lacing.

S - Sharp grapefruit hop esters, with subtle grass and floral notes. Very light dankness.

T - Following the nose, with a strong grapefruit flesh and pith foundation, this resolves into a sharp bitter element with slight malt counterpoint. Bitterness fades slowly into the close.

M - Dry, with mild carbonation, and a slow build of hop resins.

O - The first of these I drank probably was a touch hop-faded. The second time was more robust hop citrus. The beer is a bitter one, with only the slightest malt line, but the open is so lively, you keep wanting to take another drink.

Tsar_Riga, Yesterday at 05:02 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

JDelder, Yesterday at 04:27 AM
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

dabear85, Yesterday at 03:39 AM
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

AGB, Yesterday at 03:04 AM
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

jjdc, Yesterday at 01:54 AM
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4.32/5  rDev -2%

rbfurr3, Yesterday at 01:27 AM
Photo of Beantowner76
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, Monday at 10:20 PM
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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