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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

9,295 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,295
Reviews: 2,029
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 954
Gots: 1,709 | FT: 46
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 utfiero
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color- cloudy apricot. Full head.

Aroma- strong evergreen hops.

Taste- Starts with a clean, balanced hop introduction then gets smooth and buttery in the middle, and finishes with a blend of hops reminding us of grapefruit and pine. 70 IBUs. An excellent IPA!

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted June 7, 2014.

utfiero, Jun 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

leosfire, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

IPAbastard760, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of rhino110
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of different hops merging to create a memorable IPA. Layering of hops makes it bold complex and flavorful but not so hoppy as to overpower you. Beautiful light clear amber color. Slight head and minimal lacings. At 7% above - just the right amount of intensity. A very tasty and drinkable IPA. It's a "can't miss" for all IPA and Pale Ale lovers. Definitely recommend.

rhino110, Jun 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

AHeaston8, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

KingdomBobcat, Jun 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

YakAnglerUSMC, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Kaizoku, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

strangebrew321, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

BlackNotesIII, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

nhirsch04, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

blindpiggie, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Justinbshelton, Jun 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Rborre321, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of dave39
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have a special place for the Sculpin, because this was my first introduction into REAL IPA's.

Great beer. Beautiful grapefruit and citrus notes on the nose.

Consumption is very tasty, and very well balanced.

Amazing IPA. Ballast Point does an incredible job with balance in their beers, and this is no exception. They hide alcohol content very well.

I've come across some very interesting things here after having Stone and Ballast Point. What I've found is that Stone is much more in your face with their beers, and styles, whereas Ballast Point is more subtle, and a little more balanced. I prefer the Sculpin to the regular Stone IPA, but the Stone Enjoy By's are the best I have had.

dave39, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

BSchnab, Jun 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

UncleNeighborChris, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Schmidty3, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

RocketCityVol, Jun 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

HawkeyePA, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

wildcatboy, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

dkboston, Jun 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Jburnsm, Jun 05, 2014
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,295 ratings.