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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

8,536 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,536
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 885
Gots: 1,332 | 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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AJ01923

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-26-2013 02:28:08 | More by AJ01923
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SE-VAbeerdrink

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-26-2013 02:25:24 | More by SE-VAbeerdrink
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JorSince88

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-26-2013 02:08:43 | More by JorSince88
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BoardwalkBock

New York

4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: One of the best looking IPA's I have ever seen. Orange, straw with a slight golden hint. Lots of visible carbonation. Tons of lacing.

S: Hops, hops, hops. Grapefruit, citrus and a slight bit of pineapple.

T: Amazing just like the smell. Grapefruit, citrus, a bit of dank pine, slight grassy earthy notes and a phenomenal pineapple finish (zythos hops?).

M: Medium bodied, perfect level of carbonation for an AIPA.

O: One of the top 5 AIPA's I've ever tried. Just phenomenal. It's hard to get Ballast Point here in NY for a reasonable price (usually $15-$16 a 6 without liquor tax), but when I get the chance it is quite the treat. Every beer I've ever had from them is in the upper tiers of craft brew. Must try.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 01:09:30 | More by BoardwalkBock
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

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

a clean golden pour with 2 fingers of head which dissipated very slowly and left behind possibly the most lacing i've seen in any beer. aromas of pine and grapefruit, caramel, very hop forward. the flavor is again very hop forward mostly of grapefruit, citrusy sweetness with a lingering piney bitterness.. a nice caramel bready malt kicks in mid-palate. medium in body with moderate carbonation, creamy feel for an ipa.

this is a very nice ipa, and it's nice to finally try it in a can.. i've had this on tap and in growler before, but never got a chance to review it.. it's just as good, if not better than i remember.

Serving type: can

07-26-2013 00:31:43 | More by facundoCNB
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2013 23:51:32 | More by bootdown21
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DGSchmitt

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-25-2013 22:54:12 | More by DGSchmitt
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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DJScoJo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-25-2013 18:45:28 | More by DJScoJo
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Roberto11232

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-25-2013 17:32:32 | More by Roberto11232
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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-25-2013 17:23:09 | More by sharpski
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EricDrinksGoodBeer82

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2013 15:57:56 | More by EricDrinksGoodBeer82
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MCZACH5664

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-25-2013 14:32:32 | More by MCZACH5664
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db12

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2013 13:44:07 | More by db12
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RyanLaw

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-25-2013 05:46:05 | More by RyanLaw
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-25-2013 05:37:16 | More by steamboatbrewer
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Respect_the_Saaz

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Brewski

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-25-2013 02:19:52 | More by Brewski
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Armando_Perez

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-24-2013 23:46:13 | More by Armando_Perez
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Insubordinator

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -15%

07-24-2013 21:57:58 | More by Insubordinator
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jacobbocce72

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-24-2013 21:46:21 | More by jacobbocce72
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KOP_Beer_OUtlet

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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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
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,536 ratings.