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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

9,422 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,422
Reviews: 2,047
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 961
Gots: 1,765 | FT: 42
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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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Swell714, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

MarkDeming, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Fantastic IPA! One of the best I've had yet. Glad I got to try this one in a growler fill. I'm not a professional beer reviewer, but I love IPA's. Lots of things going on in this beer! Clear amber with a decent head. Enough citrus to keep you sipping. This beer was fresh. Plenty of hops. And a decent but not overly bitter finish. I will def be enjoying this again! Hopefully on growler fill again!

RedTarmac, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Bigtwin, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

sdberman, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

JulieB, Jun 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -37.6%

JRossoni, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

joeymrr, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

bman_85, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

countrybat, Jun 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

legalag11, Jun 17, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +5.2%

HopsSlayer, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Mike_DiMattio, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

SCEV, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

rlatiger99, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

drunksteve, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Well, I'm reviewing my first beer on this site, might as well start with a good one. Picked up a six pack at Pinehurst Wine Shoppe, near Baltimore, MD. They regularly stock sculpin in 6 packs, it;s kind of hard to find it anywhere else in sixers.

Appearance - Deep amber with a bit of cloudiness

Smell - Outsanding, very floral and citrusy.

Taste - Outstanding as well, it's not very overpoweringly hoppy, it tastes fairly sweet, with many fruit notes on it.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and refreshing. Does not leave your mouth dry like many other IPA's can.

Overall - One of the best beers commercially available. I've had it on a few occasions and it always tastes fresh and consistent. Outstanding IPA.

MaltLickyWithTheCandy, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Crasscrash, Jun 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Aubs723, Jun 16, 2014
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StephBRLA, Jun 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -32%

KateAlise, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

blibby05, Jun 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

staceya2, Jun 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

CHawksHops, Jun 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

kantsurf, Jun 16, 2014
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,422 ratings.