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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

8,853 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,853
Reviews: 1,992
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 908
Gots: 1,506 | 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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Metatron6

Maryland

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-13-2013 19:42:41 | More by Metatron6
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CATVDK

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-13-2013 17:44:48 | More by CATVDK
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-13-2013 14:23:37 | More by drgonzo2k2
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afallon86

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-13-2013 10:44:49 | More by afallon86
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Metalaero

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-13-2013 03:31:33 | More by Metalaero
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VonWeissenheimer

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-13-2013 02:20:11 | More by VonWeissenheimer
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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15%

04-13-2013 01:09:16 | More by IcemanCometh
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theAdamsFamily

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-13-2013 00:54:29 | More by theAdamsFamily
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gr0g

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +3.2%

Pours a clear, pale amber color. Two finger head with good retention. Sparse, but nice and intricate lace curtains adorn the glass. Pungent, fruity, floral aroma. Even though this bottle is only 4 weeks old, if the info on https://sites.google.com/site/freshbeeronly/u-s-breweries is still up to date, it doesn't seem as aromatic as previous bottles I've had. Still, there's a lot to enjoy here. Well integrated tropical fruit, citrus rind, and sap.

Wonderfully bitter from start to finish. Moderately dry with a steady malt undercurrent that never overshadows the hop notes. Bitter citrus rind is prominent. Very quaffable for a bold IPA. Texture is oily and sudsy, with just a bit of a prickliness from the carbonation shortly after the pour.

More than the sum of its parts, Sculpin lives up to its billing as an elite IPA. For lack of a better term, it's more "drinkable" than other 7%-8% IPAs, though also more expensive.

04-13-2013 00:24:41 | More by gr0g
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GoGata

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-12-2013 23:50:15 | More by GoGata
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-12-2013 23:29:10 | More by Cdunk11
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Cluker

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-12-2013 20:05:03 | More by Cluker
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penguinstout

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-12-2013 20:00:00 | More by penguinstout
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Whimpers

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-12-2013 18:07:51 | More by Whimpers
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Andragos

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15%

04-12-2013 15:52:30 | More by Andragos
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claaark13

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-12-2013 14:14:37 | More by claaark13
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RyFikes

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-12-2013 13:11:07 | More by RyFikes
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-12-2013 12:30:19 | More by Atomicskis5
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Buck6196

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-12-2013 00:49:20 | More by Buck6196
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Bamarooster

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-11-2013 22:45:25 | More by Bamarooster
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-11-2013 22:36:23 | More by madtowndmb1
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-11-2013 21:45:44 | More by millelacsmark
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-11-2013 17:28:57 | More by GratefulEdd
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ShadyJay

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-11-2013 15:04:33 | More by ShadyJay
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bclemens

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-11-2013 14:17:48 | More by bclemens
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,853 ratings.