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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

8,970 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,970
Reviews: 2,002
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 923
Gots: 1,562 | 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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danvanmat

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

This is what an IPA should taste like.

A: A medium amber, and for some reason, whenever I pour there is a lot of head,
S: Smells hoppy, with a tinge of citrus.
T: Not too heavy on the hop-bite, yet distinctly presents itself as an IPA. Good aftertaste that lingers.
M: Medium, perfectly carbonated.
O: 4.75 - A fantastic IPA. I am at a very early point in my IPA-drinking education (I've probably only tried around 25-30 different IPA's), but this is easily my favorite thus far. A MUST try.

08-27-2014 02:58:53 | More by danvanmat
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GuidedByBill

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-27-2014 02:14:35 | More by GuidedByBill
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Jor-El


4.56/5  rDev +3.4%

08-27-2014 01:58:24 | More by Jor-El
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joshymann

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-27-2014 01:21:21 | More by joshymann
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srudow11

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

08-26-2014 23:44:11 | More by srudow11
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julyness


5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-26-2014 22:51:00 | More by julyness
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adhokk7

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

08-26-2014 19:54:55 | More by adhokk7
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Doogie-Hopster

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%

08-26-2014 19:06:00 | More by Doogie-Hopster
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basto

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-26-2014 17:56:46 | More by basto
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Houley


4.56/5  rDev +3.4%

08-26-2014 17:30:32 | More by Houley
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RudyMcCrafferty45

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-26-2014 05:32:22 | More by RudyMcCrafferty45
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wduncan1983

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-26-2014 01:42:38 | More by wduncan1983
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Rslaw1978

New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev -6.6%

08-26-2014 01:37:13 | More by Rslaw1978
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allengarvin

Texas

4.17/5  rDev -5.4%

A: 4 Nice moderate amber with a dense head, producing good lacing
S: 4 Lots of grapefruit citrus hop scent, a nice old fashioned hopping.
T: 4.25 High bitterness initially gives a big flavor of grapefruit, new-mown grass hoppiness. That's the dominant flavor. There's a good malt presence too, but it's in the backseat, except the finish isn't as dry as some varieties--a good mix of sweet malt and hoppy bitterness.
M: 4 Neutral texture, full bodied
O: 4.5 This is a very tasty IPA, drinkable and very enjoyable.

Weighting (percentages): 20%, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 4.17

08-26-2014 00:46:29 | More by allengarvin
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Mattsk1

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-26-2014 00:39:49 | More by Mattsk1
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Zombie_King

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%

08-25-2014 23:52:07 | More by Zombie_King
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AlexBassBerger

California

3.72/5  rDev -15.6%

08-25-2014 22:47:13 | More by AlexBassBerger
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beerMeporfa

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-25-2014 21:14:29 | More by beerMeporfa
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Jdoggie

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-25-2014 20:19:02 | More by Jdoggie
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metalbassist1993

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-25-2014 19:03:17 | More by metalbassist1993
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Dwkasper

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-25-2014 18:33:35 | More by Dwkasper
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NickSaul

New York

5/5  rDev +13.4%

One of my favorites. Never disappoints.

08-25-2014 15:14:12 | More by NickSaul
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Hesscabob

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-25-2014 15:13:06 | More by Hesscabob
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braican

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15%

08-25-2014 13:36:51 | More by braican
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Summer_Aims


4.08/5  rDev -7.5%

08-25-2014 05:28:20 | More by Summer_Aims
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,970 ratings.