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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

8,402 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,402
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 874
Gots: 1,263 | FT: 45
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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tgreenwood4

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

11-11-2012 08:25:23 | More by tgreenwood4
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SCZ

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15%

11-11-2012 02:14:01 | More by SCZ
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danjw


5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-10-2012 23:40:00 | More by danjw
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MattOlesh23


4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

11-10-2012 22:15:00 | More by MattOlesh23
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tleifj


4.5/5  rDev +2%

11-10-2012 20:00:20 | More by tleifj
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Library Ale House in Santa Monica, listed as 6.5% ABV.

Poured a brassy golden colour with white head and impressive residual lacing. Aroma a citrus wonderland with grapefruit, tangerine and others I can't distinguish. Truly beautiful. Unfortunately the taste isn't as impressive as the aroma. Not as well balanced as I'd hoped. Some roasted malt sweetness with surprising tropical fruit tones, followed by a sharp bitterness. The finish lingers for an impressive length of time, but without the full citrus spectrum.

Would definitely purchase again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2012 18:32:39 | More by hopsolutely
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes from 8/25/12

Bomber w/ no visible bottled on date.

A- Large bubbles form a half-finger head that dissipates quickly. Alluring golden glow.

S- Aroma is mildly piney with a hint of citrus. Definitely hoppy, but not a very strong nose.

T- The taste has a lot of caramel malts not detected in the aroma. The hop profile is mild, yet dry.

M- Dry, bitter finish with a medium and smooth mouthfeel.

O- Tasty, yet indescript in flavor.

P.S. This was reviewed after drinking 2 pints of Enjoy By, so my palate may have been destroyed by that point. I also don't know if this was a fresh bottle or not. I HAVE had fresh Sculpin since, and was significantly more impressed. While I haven't actually written a subsequent review the scores here represent how I feel about fresh Sculpin, not what was written in this particular review.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 17:36:25 | More by SadMachine
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

11-10-2012 02:15:07 | More by hopley
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Cadusk

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

11-10-2012 02:08:00 | More by Cadusk
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Thurgoft

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-10-2012 00:20:30 | More by Thurgoft
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RhodyNative

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-09-2012 21:41:38 | More by RhodyNative
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-09-2012 20:45:00 | More by Dank26
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Shane. Thanks!

Drunk on 10-12-12, reviewed from notes

A: Golden-copper yellow. Great white head lasts for the duration of the beer.

N: Oh Lord in Heaven. Pineapple, mango, citrus, mandarin orange. This is like walking around a fruit stand. Some pine. This nose goes on forever.

T: As fruity as the nose is, the body is equally piney and earthy. Very, very bitter and dry. A little pineapple, but this is an overwhelming spruce bomb. Some bready/biscuity notes and malt. Quite the dichotomy.

M: Palate is dry to the point where it's like a hop covered with spikes and razors. Fair amount of alcohol.

O: The epitome of the West Coast IPA. Dry, scraping, and lacking in most of the malt needed to balance out the hops. If only the dry hopping lasted throughout the body, this might be my first perfect 5.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 17:28:13 | More by writerLJBerg
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stogirelli

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-09-2012 15:45:18 | More by stogirelli
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

11-09-2012 05:56:40 | More by Beerbuddy21
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inspektor

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

11-09-2012 00:28:07 | More by inspektor
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jeddis1

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-08-2012 21:31:30 | More by jeddis1
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ejhansen7


4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

11-08-2012 20:12:13 | More by ejhansen7
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c_patton

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-08-2012 18:43:04 | More by c_patton
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

11-08-2012 16:21:46 | More by theGlasstronaut
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soulkeeper1369

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

11-08-2012 13:13:06 | More by soulkeeper1369
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marvmoreno

Philippines

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-08-2012 06:43:41 | More by marvmoreno
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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nloyless

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-08-2012 02:33:23 | More by nloyless
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sea1961

Alabama

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-07-2012 21:13:34 | More by sea1961
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,402 ratings.