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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

9,275 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,275
Reviews: 2,027
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 955
Gots: 1,698 | FT: 47
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

surfrogue1, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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dbkdev, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

flooshmander, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -43.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

mattvandyk, Jun 14, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to jbaker67 for the bottle! Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Enjoy by 06/21/2013 stamped on the bottle.

Appearance: Pours a 2 finger bone white head. Tight and bubbly. Clear golden color.

Smell: Resiny hops, big citrus fruit, ends with some sweet tropical fruits. The malts are starting to come through a lot more since it's near the enjoy by date.

Taste: Follows the nose. Big piney hop bite. Sweet hops, honey, and fruit salad. Malt is present on the taste but not by much.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation appropriate for the style. Too easy to drink.

Overall: The hop flavors aren't as complex as when I last had this but then again this isn't a fresh beer. A beer to never turn down if offered and a hop bomb that should be tried by all. My only complaint is that I can't walk down to the gas station and buy a bomber of this.

CowsandBeer, Jun 14, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Almost pumpkin orange in color. White, foamy head that never entirely disappears. Sticky lace on the inside of the glass. A fine looking brew!

Smell - Big! Smells like oranges. There is some malt in the background.

Taste - Bold. Big citrus hit upfront but the malt comes through soon after. In addition to hops and malt, the beer has an herbal flavor to it. Wow!

Mouth - Good carbonation. A little oily. This beer attacks your tongue.

Overall - Normally, I'm not a big fan of hop bombs (and make no mistake, this is a hop bomb). This beer, however, balances out the hops with a sturdy malt foundation. A very good beer. Not for the timid.

T100Mark, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

beerasaurusrex, Jun 13, 2013
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,275 ratings.