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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

9,411 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,411
Reviews: 2,045
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 961
Gots: 1,761 | 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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Photo of Ilovesuds
3.95/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sometimes when I'm at the local beer store you can strike up a conversation with another patron and get some great tips. Ive had other Ballast Point beers and liked them a lot. Sculpin is pretty amazing. It pours a sparkling gold color with a decent head of foam. Good lacing but would have liked a creamier suds on top. I smell citrus but melon breaks through as well. Good carbonation and the bitterness doesnt knock you on your backside. A great IPA!

Ilovesuds, Oct 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of joeponte
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

joeponte, Oct 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Wukk, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of northbayrugger
4.5/5  rDev +2%

northbayrugger, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.5/5  rDev +2%

LumpkinBrews, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of jdauria
5/5  rDev +13.4%

jdauria, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of TCMike
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Produced a two finger, white head. Some lacing. Beer color was a translucent gold.

Aroma is of citrus, pineapple, and light biscuit.

Taste was similar, but with some hop bitterness. The taste is very well balanced with the bitterness though. It has an upper medium carbonation, and a medium mouth-feel.

Very good beer!

TCMike, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

mwgroove23, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

IWannaEatFood, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

cnbrown313, Oct 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

TSpartan4, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

mquartuccio87, Oct 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

whiteysacto, Oct 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Nick_RobertsM3, Oct 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -32%

Cronkite11, Oct 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

will_eye_e, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

maximus_rebel, Oct 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Westuh, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Adriatic
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed this magnificent beer next Ina tulip glass alongside a Drakes Aroma Coma. Trying these two beers side by side made me realize the floral characteristics I had never noticed in the Aroma Coma. Plan on buying a 4 pack of the Sculpin to enjoy while watching some football!

Adriatic, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Irishace9, Oct 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

legend8706, Oct 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

falc0n2600, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

bryce888, Sep 30, 2013
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,411 ratings.