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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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Pro_Magnon

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-21-2014 23:49:05 | More by Pro_Magnon
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Highbury09

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%

08-21-2014 22:50:24 | More by Highbury09
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Bobbypilatti

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-21-2014 22:26:22 | More by Bobbypilatti
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IvanJ126

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-21-2014 20:38:14 | More by IvanJ126
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beerfinder

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-21-2014 17:02:53 | More by beerfinder
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tonybellini

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-21-2014 16:45:33 | More by tonybellini
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chewymangos

Indiana

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-21-2014 15:14:05 | More by chewymangos
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Jlabs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-21-2014 13:23:45 | More by Jlabs
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Connorstory98


4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-21-2014 11:55:18 | More by Connorstory98
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ColonelHopslam

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-21-2014 11:48:23 | More by ColonelHopslam
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bsnone

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-21-2014 05:40:00 | More by bsnone
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wyang11

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-21-2014 05:20:35 | More by wyang11
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Bobby_Ginger


5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-21-2014 04:26:08 | More by Bobby_Ginger
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Hophazzard

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

I like this one. Readily available too

08-21-2014 03:51:45 | More by Hophazzard
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-21-2014 01:42:42 | More by AugustusRex
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csoult

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -14.7%

08-21-2014 00:36:09 | More by csoult
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urbanart_303

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

A light honey-gold IPA, clear with no obstructions. Pours with moderate carbonation, persistent head, and tiny, ambitious bubbles. Smells (and tastes) of mango, lemon peel, and bread. Has a slight citrus taste with perfectly balanced hops and is subtly bitter. Initial mouthful is smooth with a stinging aftertaste in the back of the throat...even that distinguishing attribute suits the beer and is not gimmicky.

It is difficult to identify specific tastes and aromas because the Sculpin is perfectly balanced; it doesn't scream bitter, hops, or citrus, yet all elements are undoubtedly present. The only thing that does not impress is the label design which is somewhat craft-conventional given the Sculpin's quality. Overall impression: an aristocratic IPA that proves any discussion on beer meccas must include San Diego.

08-20-2014 23:07:09 | More by urbanart_303
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-20-2014 21:03:36 | More by jcjerabek
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CReid64

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-20-2014 20:34:29 | More by CReid64
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Shennan20


4.8/5  rDev +8.8%

08-20-2014 17:57:22 | More by Shennan20
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erin_keady


5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-20-2014 09:06:12 | More by erin_keady
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Beerpaddy


3.96/5  rDev -10.2%

08-20-2014 08:34:00 | More by Beerpaddy
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TequilaVoodoo


4.55/5  rDev +3.2%

08-20-2014 07:44:42 | More by TequilaVoodoo
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Joel_gomez


4.76/5  rDev +7.9%

08-20-2014 04:57:32 | More by Joel_gomez
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chip26

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -8.4%

08-20-2014 04:51:43 | More by chip26
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,882 ratings.