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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

8,879 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,879
Reviews: 1,996
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 908
Gots: 1,522 | 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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Corburk

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-15-2014 18:54:05 | More by Corburk
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sobuf

New York

3.3/5  rDev -25.2%

My opinion of Sculpin? I don't know what the hype is about. In fact, I wouldn't buy it again. Especially for $16 for a 6 pack. It's actually a really good, really smooth, really flavorful beer. Until about 5-10 seconds after it goes down. Then that aweful, bitterness overcomes the mouth and has you cringing, waiting for it to pass until the next sip. But the bitterness just never leaves. It's a beer that COULD be amazing, but the bitter after-taste is completely off-putting. I love a super hoppy ale...but Im not a bitter fan. Give me fresh, springy, whole cone hops in abundance. But the ale better be complete with a fresh, crisp finish. This beer doesnt fit my bill. If you're a fan of bitter IPAs, then this beer is for you. But in my opinion, theres nothing world class about it - at all. Mye I've got used to the more malty backbones of DIPAs like Dirt Wolf, 90 minute IPA, etc. Although I'd even rank Southern Tier's IPA well ahead of this. Because its springy and hoppy, without being bitter and hard to finish. I might rate this offering slightly higher if at had a little more abv, at least I could start to feel good while choking it down. But I don't see what the hype is. It's an okay beer, but if you never had it, you wouldn't be missing much.

03-15-2014 18:50:34 | More by sobuf
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JoeHopster

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-15-2014 18:12:15 | More by JoeHopster
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CRon_T

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-15-2014 14:57:53 | More by CRon_T
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-15-2014 03:38:18 | More by JasonTaverner
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VE777

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-15-2014 02:33:29 | More by VE777
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Saxboy10

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

03-15-2014 00:55:32 | More by Saxboy10
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jaltland

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-15-2014 00:48:49 | More by jaltland
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KMitch

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-15-2014 00:04:39 | More by KMitch
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FranzBC

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-14-2014 22:12:25 | More by FranzBC
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BeerTick

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-14-2014 19:30:40 | More by BeerTick
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BuzzG

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -15%

03-14-2014 17:34:58 | More by BuzzG
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Sconi_tom

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-14-2014 16:42:15 | More by Sconi_tom
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dextermcgurk

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-14-2014 04:15:51 | More by dextermcgurk
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CotterEU


5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-14-2014 04:12:54 | More by CotterEU
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moosebse2

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-14-2014 04:12:26 | More by moosebse2
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NMG318

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -15%

03-13-2014 22:13:00 | More by NMG318
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TherealTO

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-13-2014 19:22:18 | More by TherealTO
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iJyuken

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-13-2014 17:04:25 | More by iJyuken
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jhg

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-13-2014 16:50:37 | More by jhg
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-13-2014 06:39:58 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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David_G

Michigan

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-13-2014 03:04:21 | More by David_G
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-13-2014 02:47:10 | More by Seabass1964
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GRFounder

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-13-2014 01:59:56 | More by GRFounder
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jmaxvt


4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-13-2014 01:31:14 | More by jmaxvt
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,879 ratings.