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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

8,503 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,503
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 882
Gots: 1,320 | 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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CoolEthan

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

05-04-2013 19:31:23 | More by CoolEthan
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nycwinter

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-04-2013 01:45:49 | More by nycwinter
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Oldkentman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-04-2013 01:11:54 | More by Oldkentman
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Gold with 1/2 finger of head. Excellent clarity with low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Mango, papaya, candied orange and hints of pineapple.

Taste
Mango, papaya, candied orange and hints of pineapple. Caramel and pale candy sugars. Finishes with some tangerine and a touch of pine.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, juicy, dry and clean.

Overall
Yeah, still an outstanding IPA. Loads of tropical fruits striking a nice balance between the candy-like malts. Juicy and not overly bitter.

Serving type: can

05-04-2013 00:42:47 | More by justintcoons
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brheuer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-03-2013 23:49:15 | More by brheuer
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HangingJohnny

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-03-2013 23:30:30 | More by HangingJohnny
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Dave-at-TheGrog

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-03-2013 16:49:14 | More by Dave-at-TheGrog
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-03-2013 16:29:03 | More by KevinmusPrime
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hatfulofhollow

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-03-2013 15:00:20 | More by hatfulofhollow
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-03-2013 12:51:46 | More by JohnnyChicago
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LibrariansLoveBEER

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -15%

05-03-2013 10:41:03 | More by LibrariansLoveBEER
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GOGRANDE

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-03-2013 07:02:18 | More by GOGRANDE
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-03-2013 02:05:57 | More by wonothesane42
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IPAyForHops

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-02-2013 23:29:17 | More by IPAyForHops
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Tradtimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-02-2013 15:58:31 | More by Tradtimbo
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wsnich

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-02-2013 15:48:30 | More by wsnich
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pschie1

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-01-2013 22:06:29 | More by pschie1
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to CasanovaCummins for this one

Poured from a bomber into a pint mug.

Appearance- Pours a hazy, brownish orange with a big yeasty, bubbly, creamy head. Sticky lacing all around. Looks like a great west coast IPA for sure.

Smell- Sweet spicy hop tang with hints of lemon, grapefruit zest, rosewater, and some tropical fruit esters. Smells awesome.

Taste- Starts with a floral, creamy, and fruity marshmallow note. Fades into acidic citrus, and then a strong hop flavor character emerges- not for too long- before fading out into a strong, bitter, almost salty and sandy finish. It's IPA season!

Mouthfeel- Smooth and creamy. A bit dense, but with just enough fizz to keep it from being too thick or chewy. With the dry finish, it is quite refreshing.

Overall- One of the best west coast IPAs for sure. Very well balanced. A great hot weather IPA. I could see this being my go to summer IPA if it was available in my area. This offering is slightly out of date, but still very tasty. I would definitely like a fresh offering or a draft of this.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 21:43:45 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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jdobe13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-01-2013 12:41:31 | More by jdobe13
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sunny289

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-01-2013 07:48:01 | More by sunny289
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quakeroatmealstout

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-01-2013 03:03:26 | More by quakeroatmealstout
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linnymtu

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-01-2013 01:20:09 | More by linnymtu
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chefbrew211

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -15%

04-30-2013 23:35:53 | More by chefbrew211
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Tiny_Tim

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-30-2013 20:17:49 | More by Tiny_Tim
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-30-2013 15:56:22 | More by tarheels4life23
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,503 ratings.