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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

10,092 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,092
Reviews: 2,093
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,003
Gots: 2,086 | 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)
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

This one sold me on west coast IPAs

Naidu91, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of BillBabbitt
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

I know this a very highly rated IPA, but I am not a fan. I have tried this beer on tap and out of a bottle. It pours a beautiful golden color with a rich creamy head , but I find the aftertaste a bit harsh.

BillBabbitt, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Jessefromthe9
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Amazing !

Jessefromthe9, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Hophazzard
4/5  rDev -9.3%

I like this one. Readily available too

Hophazzard, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of clingy
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Classic favorite.

clingy, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

saemick, Today at 04:31 AM
Photo of Taybeh
4.5/5  rDev +2%

On tap, Into a shaker pint, at the Union Taphouse in the Gaslamp district

A: gold orange, with a minimal head (curse the bartender)
S: nice and hoppy, with some apricot, sharper citrus, some earthy floral notes too.
T: great grassy notes, some citrus pith, a bit of pale malt in the front half to provide some balance, then the end has a nice aggressive bitterness that provides some prickliness on the tongue; bright, citrus rind, and a good bite but not at all overwhelming.
Very quaffable and refreshing, with some different interesting notes to taste and enjoy....it comes together nicely.
Better on tap than what I've had from bottles back in the midwest. This is outstanding.

Taybeh, Today at 03:11 AM
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4.62/5  rDev +4.8%

FogDishHead, Today at 02:22 AM
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

OKFine, Today at 01:40 AM
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

flavordave, Today at 01:16 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

HirsuteCynic, Today at 12:16 AM
Photo of Kdowney1
5/5  rDev +13.4%

One of the best IPA's I have ever tasted!

Kdowney1, Yesterday at 08:37 PM
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

GRWILK, Yesterday at 06:30 PM
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4.3/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.8/5  rDev +8.8%

Mtbfatty, Yesterday at 12:34 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

dshansen1184, Yesterday at 12:32 AM
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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%

Bene55, Saturday at 11:33 PM
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4.71/5  rDev +6.8%

Olinnelson, Saturday at 10:34 PM
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,092 ratings.