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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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fishkab

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-04-2013 02:59:29 | More by fishkab
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Taycro

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +10.7%

09-04-2013 02:58:46 | More by Taycro
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Stokes_

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-03-2013 23:54:47 | More by Stokes_
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4/5  rDev -9.3%

I cannot write anything better about this beer than any other entry you may find about it. It is a perfectly balanced IPA. Bitter, citrusy, slight malt sweetness, crisp...DELICIOUS. Stop worrying about rankings and start trusting your taste buds. This beer is world class.

09-03-2013 23:03:56 | More by SpasmWaiter
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Vestlake

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

09-03-2013 21:48:27 | More by Vestlake
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-03-2013 20:41:23 | More by PaulsBrew
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mikefour77

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

09-03-2013 18:54:06 | More by mikefour77
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tastyville

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-03-2013 15:34:37 | More by tastyville
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LMH88

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-03-2013 15:17:20 | More by LMH88
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rx-beer

Puerto Rico

3/5  rDev -32%

09-03-2013 03:18:03 | More by rx-beer
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g_jenkins

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-03-2013 02:44:56 | More by g_jenkins
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Basshooker

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-02-2013 23:19:11 | More by Basshooker
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michaelsmith11

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

09-02-2013 21:40:06 | More by michaelsmith11
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-02-2013 20:23:24 | More by Boston_Steve
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themegamancave

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-02-2013 15:03:58 | More by themegamancave
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Kruja5

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-02-2013 12:01:41 | More by Kruja5
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MaxOhle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-02-2013 05:17:05 | More by MaxOhle
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tyBeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-02-2013 00:17:50 | More by tyBeer
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asaharyev

Massachusetts

4.91/5  rDev +11.3%

Pour: A clear bronze with about a fingers worth of head with good retention and nice lacing.

Aroma: Biscuity malt backbone, with a ton of hops up front. Resinous, cut grass, and some grapefruit. Hints of alcohol.

Taste: Similar to the aroma with a strong biscuity malt backbone followed by powerful hops. Sticky and resiny at the front, bitter at the back, but pleasantly so. Decent carbonation levels, and a lighter mouthfeel than expected, though not watery. Delicious and refreshing.

Overall: This beer lives up to the hype, in my opinion. Well balanced, but still hoppy and bitter. A nice combination of hop flavors here that compliment the malt backbone. An excellent beer. I’m glad I finally grabbed some.

09-01-2013 22:23:19 | More by asaharyev
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greenboat

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-01-2013 21:57:39 | More by greenboat
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Weisseguy1

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-01-2013 19:39:37 | More by Weisseguy1
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Porter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

09-01-2013 19:02:41 | More by Porter
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Johnny_V

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-01-2013 18:48:16 | More by Johnny_V
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Qbdoo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-01-2013 04:39:31 | More by Qbdoo
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-01-2013 02:56:20 | More by ldhughes3
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,879 ratings.