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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

8,185 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,185
Reviews: 1,965
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 850
Gots: 1,159 | FT: 43
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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Ratings: 8,185 | Reviews: 1,965 | Display Reviews Only:
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mrbubbler

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-23-2013 19:33:25 | More by mrbubbler
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bmur112

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-23-2013 15:59:02 | More by bmur112
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-23-2013 15:28:05 | More by Jason1337
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Kuemmelbrau

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-23-2013 08:17:06 | More by Kuemmelbrau
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Steven91

Arizona

4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L – very nice golden peach color with finger head liquid white small bubbles

S – amazing tasting IPA this is the beer that got me into drinking IPA'S small of mango, peach, pineapple, apricot, and grapefruit hops. awesome smell.

T –this beer has a complex taste with so many fruit notes. a sweet bitter taste not to over powering but an amazing ipa for sure

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation. with nice oily finish not to much.

O – over all one of favorite beers this is the beer that started it all for me and not i cant get enough.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 05:30:04 | More by Steven91
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440kk

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

01-23-2013 03:20:02 | More by 440kk
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-22-2013 23:14:10 | More by ChrisKuhns
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-22-2013 22:48:06 | More by Kubrickx
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Thundershatner


5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-22-2013 21:15:14 | More by Thundershatner
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-22-2013 19:37:03 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-22-2013 18:18:03 | More by tubbnik
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trapper2408

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-22-2013 17:30:41 | More by trapper2408
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oregone

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -15%

01-22-2013 16:05:12 | More by oregone
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep gold color with a 1.5-finger frothy, rocky, white head. Really nice retention and fantastic sheet-like lacing. Clear with a fair amount of bubbles.

S – There’s a wonderful bouquet of mango, peach, pineapple, apricot, and grapefruit hops with a little bit of bready malt. This has an absurd amount of beautiful hop aromas for a single IPA.

T – This beer has a phenomenal bittersweet taste consisting of bready malt and hops with grapefruit, mango, peach, pineapple, apricot, and lemon notes. Bitterness builds all the way toward the finish. This tastes amazing.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and somewhat chewy mouthfeel, and a bitter and slightly dry finish. Bittersweet fruity hop flavors linger very nicely.

O – This is a fantastic IPA. It is loaded with juicy, resinous, and fruity hops while remaining extremely drinkable and smoothly (rather than abrasively) bitter. I really can’t think of many ways to improve this beer; it is just absolutely phenomenal. It certainly lived up to all the praise that it receives.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 03:51:56 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Off the tap into a tulip glass. One finger of head on a deep golden colored body.
The aroma is lemon and grapefruit. Nice.
The taste is biting bitterness with a bit of honey at the end.
A crisp texture and a bit smooth with moderate carbonation and medium body.
It's a great IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 03:04:29 | More by Fatehunter
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LeeG

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

01-22-2013 00:47:36 | More by LeeG
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h2k2c

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-22-2013 00:21:58 | More by h2k2c
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logan0203

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

01-21-2013 23:13:11 | More by logan0203
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

01-21-2013 21:15:12 | More by JISurfer
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mishtif

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2013 13:20:32 | More by mishtif
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Tstamba

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2013 03:22:17 | More by Tstamba
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brewtus

Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden orange, nice white single finger head. Smells and tastes a lot like dark fruit and malt, bready, caramel, lemon, earthy. Taste is malty for an IPA but has a nice hop presence too. This was a little less hoppy than I prefer. It is extremely balanced and easy drinking but it didn't hit me at a 100. I'd say this one is a little overrated, I'd love to try it on tap to compare.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 03:17:53 | More by brewtus
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sliks96

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2013 01:51:41 | More by sliks96
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SBoyar1

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-21-2013 00:56:11 | More by SBoyar1
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hendge

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2013 00:52:49 | More by hendge
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,185 ratings.