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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

9,270 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,270
Reviews: 2,025
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 953
Gots: 1,698 | 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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4/5  rDev -9.3%

guido19, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

MistahBeah, Oct 29, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet

Pours a cloudy gold color with a thin layer of white head that soon disappears. The nose has both grapefruit and crackery malt notes in great abundance, competing with one another. There's orange peel, lemon, and oily hop resin here as well. The taste starts with sweet, crackery malts, tropical fruits, and oranges, then bites hard on the finish with hop bitterness accentuated by a decent level of carbonation. It's medium bodied and goes down dry.

Sculpin is the benchmark for balanced IPAs: it's refreshing even though it finishes bitter, because its dryness keeps that bitterness from lingering too long, plus the sweet malts and tropical fruits prevent the hop bite from destroying your taste buds, so you are always left wanting that next sip.

itsscience, Oct 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

ConorGolden, Oct 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

LifeOfLeisure, Oct 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

tscanlon51, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

JratBones, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

guldseth, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

TheRealPour, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

obiwan_k3n00bi, Oct 27, 2013
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saltytom, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

kpattonunc, Oct 27, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ok its about time i rated this wonder! 12oz single bought from "Lifesource" in Salem. $2.19 Its an attractive pour..orange clear with a lovely half inch off white frothy head. Aroma is very hop forward,green onion,lemon zest and resin...some buried nuttiness from the malts. Taste is similar to nose but without the onion..spicy,hoppy,resin and grapefruit again malts an after thought. Mouth feel is certainly OK..rather flabby finish though. OK beer but not living up to the hype IMO.

Reidrover, Oct 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

JGlitz87, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

jvoss7, Oct 26, 2013
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,270 ratings.