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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

9,670 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,670
Reviews: 2,056
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 978
Gots: 1,884 | FT: 41
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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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Jimbobebop, Aug 02, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: orangey gold with fizzy white head, great clarity

Aroma: piney, slightly resiny, citrus burst, faint caramel and biscuity notes

Taste: more on the piney side of IPAs than citrusy, with a resiny feel. Still some noticeable citrus character as well as a caramel and biscuit malt backbone. Very well balanced for an IPA (hops forward but not overly so)

Mouthfeel: resiny and full body, log finish, fizzy carbonation bite as well

Overall Impression: A fantastic and intriguing IPA. Bringing much more pine and resin flavor than citrus, the sculpin sits a little heavier on the palate, making it a great dinner or afternoon sipping beer rather than a great six-packer or multiple quaff. Hop forward but not overly so, it's biscuit and caramel malt character ground it well.

dwren89, Aug 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

apshessler, Aug 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Jacob007, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

iDrake, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

falconxman, Aug 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Pidzik12, Aug 01, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale amber with one finger of white head and moderate amount of lace. Smell is pungent hop aroma. Lots of piney hop aroma with a minor amount of malt.
Taste is pine resins, white grapefruit, just enough malts to make it an IPA.
Mouthfeel is fully carbonated with a strong dry bitter finish.
Overall an excellent American IPA. At least in the top ten, maybe top five.

Spikester, Aug 01, 2013
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4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wonderful Beer! Reminds me of Heady Topper... And I can actually buy it locally.

I think this is my new favorite beer!

Very hoppy with excellent flavor, and well balanced. Wonderful hop aroma and very complicated flavor that gets better with every sip.

archiegraham, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Jame515, Aug 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

brudz2134, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

thegerm87, Aug 01, 2013
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Saltee, Aug 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

jvodom, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

beerloverofbham, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

tigerbeer90, Jul 31, 2013
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abex44, Jul 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Masspike84, Jul 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

DaKur, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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TrojanRB, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

morningthief, Jul 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

maxhock, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

sustyhops, Jul 31, 2013
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,670 ratings.