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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

9,431 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,431
Reviews: 2,048
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 961
Gots: 1,770 | FT: 42
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, Sep 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Fillossofher, Today at 07:57 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

MimDIPA, Today at 07:33 AM
Photo of Jeffh84
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Jeffh84, Today at 04:24 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

WynnDavis, Today at 12:57 AM
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

markymarkdda, Today at 12:25 AM
Photo of ASirahSyrah
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

It was hard not to rate this a '5', but considering the fact that I've never rated anything a five on the ground that-that would require some sort of undefined perfection, i had to settle - unwittingly - with 4.75. This beer is phenomenal! I had it at some random sports bar with a mixed crowd and velvet couches, but I was happy to get lost in my active enjoyment of the beer over gorgeous flatscreens showing two super exciting, MAJOR, college football upsets at the bar - it was easy too. Many people have rated this meticulously and eruditiously on the quality of it's various elements, but let me tell you, this beer is all "emotion and feel;" no need to quantify the greatness of this beer.

ASirahSyrah, Yesterday at 11:08 PM
Photo of Shnevely
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Shnevely, Yesterday at 10:57 PM
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4.56/5  rDev +3.4%

edhead, Yesterday at 10:44 PM
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3.35/5  rDev -24%

brettmwill, Yesterday at 07:15 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Josh012012, Yesterday at 07:13 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

jwillbowen, Yesterday at 06:28 PM
Photo of Ainman11
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

There were great aromas coming from this brew. The tastes was of a familiar IPA I very much enjoy. This was a sure do again.

Ainman11, Yesterday at 03:58 PM
Photo of sarahvoss
5/5  rDev +13.4%

sarahvoss, Yesterday at 05:19 AM
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4.37/5  rDev -0.9%

MarkyMOD, Yesterday at 02:29 AM
Photo of Jcass0381
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Hoppy bite but light enough to have a few.

Jcass0381, Yesterday at 02:23 AM
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4.49/5  rDev +1.8%

wsr602, Tuesday at 05:38 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

RichKent, Tuesday at 04:30 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

treznor, Tuesday at 02:32 PM
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Aguevara86, Tuesday at 04:52 AM
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

UBrew1984, Tuesday at 03:39 AM
Photo of mokeefe11
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

I had two hearted first but find them very comparable. I'l give the crown to two hearted since it's $3 cheaper.

mokeefe11, Tuesday at 03:18 AM
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,431 ratings.