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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

8,886 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,886
Reviews: 1,996
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 910
Gots: 1,523 | 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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wyang11

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-21-2014 05:20:35 | More by wyang11
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Bobby_Ginger


5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-21-2014 04:26:08 | More by Bobby_Ginger
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Hophazzard

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

I like this one. Readily available too

08-21-2014 03:51:45 | More by Hophazzard
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-21-2014 01:42:42 | More by AugustusRex
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csoult

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -14.7%

08-21-2014 00:36:09 | More by csoult
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urbanart_303

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

A light honey-gold IPA, clear with no obstructions. Pours with moderate carbonation, persistent head, and tiny, ambitious bubbles. Smells (and tastes) of mango, lemon peel, and bread. Has a slight citrus taste with perfectly balanced hops and is subtly bitter. Initial mouthful is smooth with a stinging aftertaste in the back of the throat...even that distinguishing attribute suits the beer and is not gimmicky.

It is difficult to identify specific tastes and aromas because the Sculpin is perfectly balanced; it doesn't scream bitter, hops, or citrus, yet all elements are undoubtedly present. The only thing that does not impress is the label design which is somewhat craft-conventional given the Sculpin's quality. Overall impression: an aristocratic IPA that proves any discussion on beer meccas must include San Diego.

08-20-2014 23:07:09 | More by urbanart_303
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-20-2014 21:03:36 | More by jcjerabek
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CReid64

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-20-2014 20:34:29 | More by CReid64
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Shennan20


4.8/5  rDev +8.8%

08-20-2014 17:57:22 | More by Shennan20
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erin_keady


5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-20-2014 09:06:12 | More by erin_keady
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Beerpaddy


3.96/5  rDev -10.2%

08-20-2014 08:34:00 | More by Beerpaddy
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TequilaVoodoo


4.55/5  rDev +3.2%

08-20-2014 07:44:42 | More by TequilaVoodoo
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Joel_gomez


4.76/5  rDev +7.9%

08-20-2014 04:57:32 | More by Joel_gomez
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chip26

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -8.4%

08-20-2014 04:51:43 | More by chip26
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melza

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-20-2014 02:50:39 | More by melza
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Jhoon


4.68/5  rDev +6.1%

08-20-2014 02:26:19 | More by Jhoon
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natehofer

Missouri

1/5  rDev -77.3%

08-20-2014 01:49:14 | More by natehofer
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Bennyfromthesticks


5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-20-2014 01:42:44 | More by Bennyfromthesticks
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KVH

California

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%

08-20-2014 00:44:23 | More by KVH
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Hulud

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-19-2014 23:47:28 | More by Hulud
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ddukes3

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Delicious! This is the best IPA I've had so far….. Fairly new to the whole thing so that's not saying a whole lot, but I'm guessing by how highly rated it is It's one of the better ones out there. Lots of citrus and pine flavors, a little more sweetness to counter balance the hop bitterness, which is nice. Overall, smooth, beautifully balanced, and packs just the right amount of bite, while still incredibly drinkable and refreshing. I will buy this again and again and again!!!

08-19-2014 23:17:07 | More by ddukes3
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tastesogood

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-19-2014 22:00:05 | More by tastesogood
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%

This is a really good IPA the 4 is because while I'm not crazy about IPAs

Smell- Pine and citrus of course. But there is also some sweet fruitiness.

Taste- Pine and citrus of course. But not to the jarring degree of many other IPAs and there is a very pleasant aftertaste. Almost like pineapple.

Overall- The best IPA I have had but I am not one to appreciate them.

08-19-2014 15:34:08 | More by Brew_42
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blue-dream

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-19-2014 10:36:23 | More by blue-dream
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Camdav


4.72/5  rDev +7%

08-19-2014 08:42:20 | More by Camdav
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,886 ratings.