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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

10,139 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,139
Reviews: 2,094
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,015
Gots: 2,116 | FT: 42
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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Ratings: 10,139 | Reviews: 2,094 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of alphagnome
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Murky, deep orange (almost brown) body. Pours with a thick white head that dwindles down to a pencil thin ring leaving plenty of lacing behind. Fine sediment stuck in suspension and very light carbonation.

Aroma:
Hop city! Pine notes pierce first followed by a delightful bouquet of fruity hops. Pineapple and grapefruit are dominant with faint traces of kiwi.

Taste:
Nice palette of citrusy flavors, but overpowered by heavy oak and pine notes. Boozy.

Mouthfeel:
Very dry. Light - medium body with no real noticeable carbonation. Grassy aftertaste.

Overall:
A solid IPA. While this is not my favorite style, I appreciate it and any fan would be remiss to not seek this one out.

alphagnome, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of hperea
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

hperea, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Benvarine
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Benvarine, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of wiscokid920
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

wiscokid920, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of IDYVM
5/5  rDev +13.4%

IDYVM, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of anarchia
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

anarchia, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of BigBoyPeteVT
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

BigBoyPeteVT, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of ccoleman87
5/5  rDev +13.4%

ccoleman87, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of jaemeno3
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

jaemeno3, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of DerekQXQX
4/5  rDev -9.3%

DerekQXQX, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of xensure
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

xensure, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of bcrossan
4/5  rDev -9.3%

bcrossan, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of get_bentley
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

get_bentley, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of MarkAvery
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this in the bottle and on tap. Outstanding IPA!! I Kept seeing and hearing great things about this beer. I stumbled upon it at some tiny little craft beer/DIY brewing store in Port Jefferson NY. I wish I remembered the name because it was a great little store with a great selection and good help. Anyway, the beer caught my eye, and I said "Finally!!" Snagged it off the shelf and back to my hotel room I go! Fantastic taste and mouthfeel. I had it around room temperature so I could really get a feel of this beer. And it delivered! Since then I've purchased it several times as well as had it on tap. I think I prefer it from the bottle to a glass myself. But either way, get on this beer if you already haven't!

MarkAvery, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

cjdun86, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

NWHopinator, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of NickSMpls
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

NickSMpls, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of hreb
3.96/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer is pale to orange amber in color and crystal clear. Thin white head. Beautiful and distinct hop aroma (Galena? Amarillo?). Floral, rich, and delicious. Flavor is aggressively hop forward. Big on bitterness but also very enjoyable. Toasty and malty flavors bring just a tad of sweetness to make me coming back for more of this 70 IBU beast.

hreb, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

BigZ2214, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Schooner12, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Zonian1, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Sean66, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Moerdertaktiken
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Moerdertaktiken, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Sacrifice
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

excellent in a bottle. doesn't have that annoying pine resin over-IPA thing. even better on nitro-tap or tap. this is my favorite and i've tried more or less all the usual IPAs. ballast point also has a couple other nice ales, but this is my favorite.

Sacrifice, Dec 22, 2013
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,139 ratings.