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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

8,229 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,229
Reviews: 1,969
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 855
Gots: 1,186 | FT: 43
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-24-2013 09:49:21 | More by Chokobo
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HopLuva

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-24-2013 04:53:49 | More by HopLuva
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SwG237

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-24-2013 03:53:35 | More by SwG237
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -15%

05-24-2013 03:43:54 | More by Jmick28
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MVotter

New York

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

A - The Sculpin IPA pours into a chalice a clear gold, and an ample cream colored head.

S - Fresh, sweetish hops...orange peel.

T - Instant hops, on the sweet side. The opposite experience of the grapefruity IPA, which offer a more aggressive, bitter hop flavor. This follows the sweet nose fairly closely...oranges and tangerines, no overt malt presence to speak of.

M - Lively and effervescent. The Sculpin presents a full body/not heavy texture, some oils and stickiness.

O - What a brew. Again...on the sweet-tangy-orangy hop side of the flavor scale; and DELICIOUS! I had a "Pliny" clone once that reminded me a lot of this beer; and excellent representation of the style and specifically the flavor target.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 03:14:06 | More by MVotter
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Jeremy_H

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-24-2013 01:51:51 | More by Jeremy_H
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jsmith6051

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-24-2013 01:10:27 | More by jsmith6051
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Chingringo

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-24-2013 00:44:42 | More by Chingringo
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IHyphySF

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-24-2013 00:34:04 | More by IHyphySF
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Billz187

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-23-2013 23:40:30 | More by Billz187
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TomG2751

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-23-2013 23:37:02 | More by TomG2751
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Michael_20P

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

05-23-2013 23:09:15 | More by Michael_20P
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acc88

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15%

05-23-2013 21:36:29 | More by acc88
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sjanowiak

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-23-2013 19:56:43 | More by sjanowiak
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Shogun730

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-23-2013 19:07:47 | More by Shogun730
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visionaries

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-23-2013 17:06:28 | More by visionaries
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Crysstorm

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-23-2013 12:45:06 | More by Crysstorm
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beardown2489

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a maidite snifter.

A - a clear golden IPA. Just enough hazy to barely see my hand on the other side of the snifter.

S - amazing scent for a single IPA. Grapefruit, orange, with a zesty pine.

T - Matches the smell. Thank God, many beers have that amazing smell but can't back it up. This one does.

M - drank over about 35 or 40 minutes. In the early stage, the beer covers the toungue with a cold and bright bitterness. But as it warms its mouthfeel becomes very similar to ZD, leaving a citra resin of taste all over the mouth with every sip.

O - It's good out of the fridge but after 20 minutes, it really is a world class IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 04:05:18 | More by beardown2489
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Wally

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-23-2013 00:27:37 | More by Wally
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CoCambria

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-22-2013 19:45:49 | More by CoCambria
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davesway10

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -15%

05-22-2013 18:16:29 | More by davesway10
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DukeX13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-22-2013 04:44:45 | More by DukeX13
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grover37

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-22-2013 04:23:07 | More by grover37
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TheBoog013

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-22-2013 03:36:27 | More by TheBoog013
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kgar2121

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-22-2013 02:43:49 | More by kgar2121
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,229 ratings.