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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

8,488 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,488
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 881
Gots: 1,308 | FT: 44
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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drherrma

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-24-2013 16:45:45 | More by drherrma
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2beerdogs

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-24-2013 15:39:45 | More by 2beerdogs
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beerandcycling88

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-24-2013 15:31:04 | More by beerandcycling88
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wesside89

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-24-2013 07:11:27 | More by wesside89
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coldd

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-24-2013 03:36:47 | More by coldd
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GaToWyo

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-24-2013 01:18:53 | More by GaToWyo
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MrDave

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-23-2013 17:39:21 | More by MrDave
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Ryno1077

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-23-2013 15:23:09 | More by Ryno1077
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sahd-1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15%

07-23-2013 14:00:34 | More by sahd-1
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dimitrov

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-23-2013 06:02:40 | More by dimitrov
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EricDu

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-23-2013 04:43:58 | More by EricDu
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SnaxStL

Missouri

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-23-2013 04:04:09 | More by SnaxStL
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lpstar

California

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

07-23-2013 01:44:43 | More by lpstar
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Sazz9

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-23-2013 01:15:56 | More by Sazz9
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-22-2013 16:43:39 | More by mythaeus
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CoryR

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-22-2013 03:29:09 | More by CoryR
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torr

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-22-2013 01:07:49 | More by torr
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predacon

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-22-2013 00:10:01 | More by predacon
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden color gave way to a thick billowing head that lasted for quite a while and laced well.

Tremendously fragrant the scent can be caught from as far as three feet from the snifter. Huge citrus notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerines and dare I say watermelon.

The flavor does not hold the fruitiness of the scent nearly as well but a more balanced citrus, malt and piney hop flavor comes out on the tongue. The flavors are strong but never overpowering the other. This balance lends to feel as a very smooth, light and crisp feel causes the ale to drink dangerously easy. 7 ABV will not hurt you as bad but it reminds you that this is not a DIPA, yet so much fragrance and flavor comes from a littler package.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 23:53:01 | More by KYGunner
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shant01

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-21-2013 22:28:18 | More by shant01
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ejh06752

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-21-2013 21:02:12 | More by ejh06752
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jamvt

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-21-2013 13:34:39 | More by jamvt
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Dbrulet

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-21-2013 06:34:51 | More by Dbrulet
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-21-2013 04:47:37 | More by Hallertau
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-21-2013 02:38:26 | More by scottDC
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,488 ratings.