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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

8,417 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,417
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 872
Gots: 1,269 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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DooshBagalow

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-25-2013 18:51:21 | More by DooshBagalow
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Justinsosmart

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-25-2013 17:09:52 | More by Justinsosmart
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mriley1984

Vermont

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-25-2013 16:24:11 | More by mriley1984
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Sunn

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-25-2013 14:21:40 | More by Sunn
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-25-2013 11:32:11 | More by jtladner
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dnoahg

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-25-2013 02:56:28 | More by dnoahg
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Stumpy29er

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-25-2013 02:21:15 | More by Stumpy29er
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Schoonerorlater

California

4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

a- pours a golden somewhat cloudy color. magnificent head that lingers with fantastic lacing.

s-not your typical hoppy ipa scent. a sweet orangey/tangerine like scent with an emphasis on sweet smelling

m-wow. delicious. sweet tasting hops characterized by orange and pineapple. no trace of malt really. a little heat from the alcohol but really nothing major

t-full body with a refreshing finish.

o-here's an IPA that i will be coming back to. fantastic

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 00:17:06 | More by Schoonerorlater
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-24-2013 23:41:16 | More by TastyIsBeer
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juliendesrochers

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-24-2013 21:33:53 | More by juliendesrochers
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-24-2013 20:22:46 | More by Carpentiere
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Spaz7

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-24-2013 19:44:02 | More by Spaz7
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Dirksen

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-24-2013 18:24:10 | More by Dirksen
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-24-2013 09:49:21 | More by Chokobo
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HopLuva

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-24-2013 04:53:49 | More by HopLuva
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SwG237

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-24-2013 03:53:35 | More by SwG237
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -15%

05-24-2013 03:43:54 | More by Jmick28
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MVotter

New York

4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - The Sculpin IPA pours into a chalice a clear gold, and an ample cream colored head.

S - Fresh, sweetish hops...orange peel.

T - Instant hops, on the sweet side. The opposite experience of the grapefruity IPA, which offer a more aggressive, bitter hop flavor. This follows the sweet nose fairly closely...oranges and tangerines, no overt malt presence to speak of.

M - Lively and effervescent. The Sculpin presents a full body/not heavy texture, some oils and stickiness.

O - What a brew. Again...on the sweet-tangy-orangy hop side of the flavor scale; and DELICIOUS! I had a "Pliny" clone once that reminded me a lot of this beer; and excellent representation of the style and specifically the flavor target.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 03:14:06 | More by MVotter
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Jeremy_H

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-24-2013 01:51:51 | More by Jeremy_H
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jsmith6051

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-24-2013 01:10:27 | More by jsmith6051
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Chingringo

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-24-2013 00:44:42 | More by Chingringo
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IHyphySF

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-24-2013 00:34:04 | More by IHyphySF
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Billz187

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-23-2013 23:40:30 | More by Billz187
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TomG2751

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-23-2013 23:37:02 | More by TomG2751
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Michael_20P

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

05-23-2013 23:09:15 | More by Michael_20P
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,417 ratings.