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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

9,645 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,645
Reviews: 2,055
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 978
Gots: 1,872 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

NickyDee21, May 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

jerryfreak, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

CoolEthan, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Oldkentman, May 04, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Gold with 1/2 finger of head. Excellent clarity with low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Mango, papaya, candied orange and hints of pineapple.

Taste
Mango, papaya, candied orange and hints of pineapple. Caramel and pale candy sugars. Finishes with some tangerine and a touch of pine.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, juicy, dry and clean.

Overall
Yeah, still an outstanding IPA. Loads of tropical fruits striking a nice balance between the candy-like malts. Juicy and not overly bitter.

justintcoons, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

brheuer, May 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

HangingJohnny, May 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Dave-at-TheGrog, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

KevinmusPrime, May 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

hatfulofhollow, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

JohnnyChicago, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

LibrariansLoveBEER, May 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

GOGRANDE, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

wonothesane42, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

IPAyForHops, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Tradtimbo, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

wsnich, May 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

pschie1, May 01, 2013
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to CasanovaCummins for this one

Poured from a bomber into a pint mug.

Appearance- Pours a hazy, brownish orange with a big yeasty, bubbly, creamy head. Sticky lacing all around. Looks like a great west coast IPA for sure.

Smell- Sweet spicy hop tang with hints of lemon, grapefruit zest, rosewater, and some tropical fruit esters. Smells awesome.

Taste- Starts with a floral, creamy, and fruity marshmallow note. Fades into acidic citrus, and then a strong hop flavor character emerges- not for too long- before fading out into a strong, bitter, almost salty and sandy finish. It's IPA season!

Mouthfeel- Smooth and creamy. A bit dense, but with just enough fizz to keep it from being too thick or chewy. With the dry finish, it is quite refreshing.

Overall- One of the best west coast IPAs for sure. Very well balanced. A great hot weather IPA. I could see this being my go to summer IPA if it was available in my area. This offering is slightly out of date, but still very tasty. I would definitely like a fresh offering or a draft of this.

Cheers!

SaisonRichBiere, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

jdobe13, May 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

sunny289, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

quakeroatmealstout, May 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

linnymtu, May 01, 2013
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,645 ratings.