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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

8,553 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,553
Reviews: 1,977
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 891
Gots: 1,348 | FT: 44
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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jjboesen

Maryland

4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A recent lunch at Rustico in Arlington, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC, provided an opportunity to enjoy this Ballast Point stalwart on cask. Poured into the requisite snifter, this beauty boasts a semi-translucent body of amber that shimmers seductively beneath a sheer veneer of spongy froth.

Upon the initial nose, the eager quaffer receives a massive miasma of spruce, a veritable liquid Christmas tree in a glass. Oh Tannenbaum? A patient quaffer can whiff out a few bits of peach and mango. Meanwhile, down in the palate, there is a peppery blast of citrus accompanied by some short shots of malt followed by a very weak burst of hapless hoppiness as the final taste fades into history. The mouthfeel is chewy with a well defined balance of hop and malt.

So we have another addition to the West Coast “Must Haves.” Those of us in the Capitol Region may not ever get access to the renowned Pliny, but we damn well can have a Sculpin and that’s good enough for me.

Serving type: cask

03-26-2013 00:04:48 | More by jjboesen
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TexasZach

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-25-2013 23:49:03 | More by TexasZach
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AndrewKroll

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -15%

03-25-2013 20:28:55 | More by AndrewKroll
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OldsmarTap

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-25-2013 18:52:18 | More by OldsmarTap
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jsjos116

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-25-2013 16:49:30 | More by jsjos116
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Wolfhead

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-25-2013 11:38:22 | More by Wolfhead
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AlecBurtness

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-25-2013 05:40:11 | More by AlecBurtness
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jamescweber

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-25-2013 03:49:28 | More by jamescweber
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tomakeanend

California

4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent brew from down San Diego way. Ballast Point's Sculpin IPA is a very light kind of American IPA, with the hops balanced well with lots of fruit and citrus. The finished product is very drinkable and smooth, with a broad, albeit, indecipherable pallet. Pricey, but excellent.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 03:42:37 | More by tomakeanend
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acjones

Japan

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-25-2013 03:23:16 | More by acjones
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megamass

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-25-2013 02:25:32 | More by megamass
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mcrago

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-25-2013 01:17:31 | More by mcrago
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-25-2013 01:02:04 | More by GuitarIPA
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juanmation

Puerto Rico

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-25-2013 00:37:37 | More by juanmation
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ALBuff

Hawaii

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-25-2013 00:32:22 | More by ALBuff
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-24-2013 23:48:09 | More by JSkone09
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Hanselpb

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-24-2013 23:47:39 | More by Hanselpb
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camelgar

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-24-2013 15:20:16 | More by camelgar
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vthippie

Vermont

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-24-2013 13:51:12 | More by vthippie
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dcbdc1

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-24-2013 13:00:11 | More by dcbdc1
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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-24-2013 06:26:57 | More by Maillard
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bigcat101

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-24-2013 02:59:04 | More by bigcat101
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Jamison85

Indiana

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-24-2013 02:25:19 | More by Jamison85
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

03-24-2013 01:45:12 | More by HeyJim
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-23-2013 23:26:37 | More by Sparky44
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,553 ratings.