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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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9,643 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,643
Reviews: 2,055
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 977
Gots: 1,871 | FT: 40
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%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Great well rounded taste

Jules07, Today at 04:42 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

alanamato, Today at 04:39 AM
Photo of jufheil
1/5  rDev -77.3%

Really, this beer is not good. Aftertaste is like fish, its namesake. Not crisp, not refreshing, not sessionable like a west coast IPA. I don't know how it even falls in this class. Its bad fruity with a bad aftertaste.

jufheil, Today at 02:37 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

jmryan8, Today at 12:41 AM
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.48/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -4.8%

acycler, Yesterday at 06:16 PM
Photo of DaveHopSculp
3.75/5  rDev -15%

Sculpin has 3 things that play against it: One, no obvious freshness date, which reveals an inconsistency of product. I honestly forget what good, fresh Scupin tastes like. I'm sure it was good, but cmon, get a freshness date clearly marked on your bottle so I don't have to fuck around. Second, it's way overpriced compared to Bell's Two Hearted Ale, and the Noda Hop, Drop & Roll, which are IPA staples, and competing for my business for that style in my area.. Third, when you have other fresh beers that are very good, and this one isn't fresh, your taste buds begin to tell you that the other's are better, even if they may not be all things being equal fresh Sculpin vs. fresh Two Hearted vs. fresh Hop Drop. You guys need to fix this. I already complained about this, and received free beer, but the issue has still not been rectified.

DaveHopSculp, Yesterday at 05:29 AM
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3.92/5  rDev -11.1%

PGVG, Yesterday at 12:43 AM
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,643 ratings.