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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

9,282 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,282
Reviews: 2,027
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 955
Gots: 1,701 | FT: 47
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%

adamdarcy, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

RebeccaMB, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Nichols33, Apr 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

bdolven, Apr 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

EvilAsh, Apr 23, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle marked SC 421 14022 at 45 degrees into a standard pint glass
Aroma of red pine
Head average (3 cm), off white, creamy with rocks, slowly diminishing to uneven ring
Lacing good – uneven rings with many gaps, tiny bubbles
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor begins with a distinct pine terpene taste with no alcohol, malt, or diacetyl noted. It ends with a chalky astringency. No alcohol after burn is noted.
Palate is light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

A very attractive beer to both the nose and eye. The taste is not very complex, being basically piney. Overall, an easy drinking IPA.

Ozzylizard, Apr 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

baconfromwalmart, Apr 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

jburd19, Apr 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

ThatCracker, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Rave, Apr 22, 2014
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4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: bottle, poured into pub glass. In South Korea of all places. I was skeptical at first thinking this might be a knock-off but as I have had the real deal recently I figured this would be a good one to have. I was not disappointed.
A- Pours a nice golden/orange color with a delicate white head that dissipates into nice lacing.

S- very floral and strong sweet scents of apricots and peaches

T- awesome. Might be a little off as I have not had a good IPA in about a month. Balanced sweetness and bitterness, great hop flavor on top of the bitterness. Aroma still knocking it out of the park.

M- Nice carbonation, not too thin. Drinks wonderfully.

O- I loved this beer when I had it in the states and literally blew my socks off when I found it over here. Just one had a smile on my face all night. This is a great beer.

hbensinger, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

solo103, Apr 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

tvghost, Apr 21, 2014
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,282 ratings.