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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

8,882 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,882
Reviews: 1,996
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 908
Gots: 1,522 | FT: 50
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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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-06-2013 03:18:30 | More by LotsofLupulin
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Opened the bomber I had in the fridge because I just saw cases of 12 oz. bottles at a local store and wanted to see if it was worth paying $50 for a case. Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a standard Harpoon beer glass.

a: A clear amber with an inch high head which receded to a thick surface foam and extensive lacing.

s: Moderate to intense pine.

t: Piney hops approach DIPA or IIPA-grade intense, yet this is an exceptionally easy drinking and refreshing IPA.

m: Moderate due to the strength of the hops.

o: No question this is a damn good strong IPA with claims to a higher level of IPAdom. Now I'm almost done with my glassful and - dayum- where did it all go? Still got half the bomber left for later though!

UPDATE 10/1/13 Yikes I forgot about the sixpack I bought back in August, just rediscovered it on a top shelf of my closet and put one in the beer fridge last week. Had it tonight and nothing I would change about my August review except this time it might not have been quite as powerfully hoppy due to the two months the bottle had on it. Still no hop bitterness slouch though by a long shot. Drank from a Sierra Nevada IPA glass this time and the heavy surface pile of white foam really stood out to the end, as did a full pattern of lacing. Refreshing despite the fact it is now only 52 degrees outside. UPDATE2 10/26/13 another from the sixpack and same deal, but no complaints about the hop bite being less than at first. Still going very strong. Drank this one from an Innis & Gunn stemmed flute. Loads of lacing at the end again too.

08-06-2013 03:10:16 | More by scotorum
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justin_nj

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-06-2013 01:29:50 | More by justin_nj
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illinigirl

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-05-2013 23:25:11 | More by illinigirl
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jroberts8811

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-05-2013 20:26:55 | More by jroberts8811
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SeanInDC

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-05-2013 19:51:35 | More by SeanInDC
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45nDown

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-05-2013 18:43:46 | More by 45nDown
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LiquorsInc

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-05-2013 14:51:35 | More by LiquorsInc
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-05-2013 14:47:44 | More by MSandahl23
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VernonBaxter

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-05-2013 06:32:12 | More by VernonBaxter
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badb_rad

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-05-2013 06:31:36 | More by badb_rad
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-05-2013 02:07:03 | More by HoistinBrews
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SirFreakOn

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-05-2013 01:55:31 | More by SirFreakOn
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

08-05-2013 01:14:06 | More by dvmin98
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rapayn01

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-05-2013 01:03:15 | More by rapayn01
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-05-2013 00:16:08 | More by Kmat10
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djgustafson

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-04-2013 22:54:15 | More by djgustafson
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nheinzie57

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-04-2013 22:27:42 | More by nheinzie57
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-04-2013 21:29:47 | More by BRYeleJR
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Pork_Lord

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-04-2013 19:00:04 | More by Pork_Lord
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HelpMeBloody

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-04-2013 14:12:08 | More by HelpMeBloody
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Ego

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -17.7%

eyes...
super clean and bright orange hue, 1 full finger of nicely stacked white head, a decent amount of carbonation is bubbling up from the bottom keeping the head akimbo, nothing unusual here, kind of standard plus but nothing is off at all

nose...
slightly green hop aroma with a leaning towards grapefruit and citrus notes, some tropical sweetness in the back under the hop blanket, pretty standard fare

taste etc...
nicely carbonated, much like everything else in this brew this is sort of your average IPA (not that that is a bad thing), decent hop and bitter bite, a little kick in the ABV, mild fruit flavor, the mouthfeel is really nice on this one, sort of just slick enough to coat but yet drys up nicely inviting the next sip

verdict?
pretty standard (good) IPA, definitely try it on tap if it is an option, nice in all categories just nothing mind blowing, a well crafted IPA

08-04-2013 05:25:27 | More by Ego
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-04-2013 04:40:08 | More by jakea
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ZombieJester

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

08-04-2013 04:04:48 | More by ZombieJester
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Illmaticzx

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-04-2013 02:30:56 | More by Illmaticzx
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,882 ratings.