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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

8,457 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,457
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 876
Gots: 1,289 | FT: 45
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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uncccegr

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-28-2013 00:31:44 | More by uncccegr
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -15%

04-27-2013 22:57:45 | More by JMS1512
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was a great beer. Poured from a bottle at home. This San Diego brewery is top notch. Pours a nice copper color and the carbonation and head of the beer stayed consistent throughout the glass. As you get the initial smell, you know they banged out a perfect IPA. Very happy after tasting...great hoppy though balanced beer that is not crazy heavy in alcohol content which I appreciate. This is going to be a go to for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 22:42:05 | More by BradMacMullin
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faulkster4

Virginia

4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I don't think I've ever poured a beer with such beautiful rich hearty golden color. The light fruity smell, in my opinion, is absolutely perfect. Let me say, I am still trying to become an IPA fan but I still struggle with the bitterness. As far as IPA's go though, this one is quite tasty although that may be that I am a fan of grapefruit and Sculpin tastes ALOT like grapefruit. Very thin and light in the mouth, that I really like, with a very light and fluffy head, that I also I like. I was drinking this one with some chips and salsa and for me, I don't think IPAs and salty foods go that well together. I think it really accentuates the bitterness of the IPA. Seems like it would have gone a lot better with a nice medium rare piece of beef. Next time....

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 22:23:09 | More by faulkster4
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Devilman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-27-2013 22:14:36 | More by Devilman
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-27-2013 21:42:41 | More by Andrew041180
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-27-2013 15:57:16 | More by grimey68
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BKotch

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-27-2013 04:57:31 | More by BKotch
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-27-2013 04:56:03 | More by msondel
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nyyfanatic213

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-27-2013 01:40:01 | More by nyyfanatic213
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evbask1

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-27-2013 01:09:04 | More by evbask1
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kringja

California

2.75/5  rDev -37.6%

04-26-2013 23:34:15 | More by kringja
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Matt_Rodgers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-26-2013 11:30:59 | More by Matt_Rodgers
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reverbking

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-26-2013 04:51:03 | More by reverbking
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whiterapid

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-26-2013 04:13:52 | More by whiterapid
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SDerik

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-26-2013 03:20:00 | More by SDerik
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-25-2013 19:43:36 | More by Hopheadhiker
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Ilovebeer1212

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-25-2013 00:58:42 | More by Ilovebeer1212
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Tim

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-25-2013 00:42:39 | More by Tim
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-24-2013 22:44:06 | More by CanisMajor
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-24-2013 21:39:38 | More by MarshMan71
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-24-2013 20:28:01 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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LSx

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-24-2013 19:31:41 | More by LSx
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-24-2013 15:07:29 | More by erialbill
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drinkAK

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-24-2013 13:48:35 | More by drinkAK
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,457 ratings.