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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

8,407 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,407
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 874
Gots: 1,265 | 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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joel66

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2013 02:10:12 | More by joel66
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Shankopotamus

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-06-2013 23:07:53 | More by Shankopotamus
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tstinz01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-06-2013 22:36:25 | More by tstinz01
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jgm1978

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-06-2013 17:36:11 | More by jgm1978
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle purchased from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a honey golden yellow. Small but nice looking head. Strong lacing.

Smells like pine and zesty citrus, very strong.

The taste is the same, lots of grapefruit and peach. Very dry with little malt sweetness. Lingering bitterness is very welcome, I don't want it to go away.

Medium body, fully and well carbonated.

One of the best, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 00:27:55 | More by GreesyFizeek
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heavenlyStash

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-05-2013 06:49:41 | More by heavenlyStash
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tjswan

Arizona

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-05-2013 06:25:11 | More by tjswan
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TheLevi4000

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-05-2013 04:26:38 | More by TheLevi4000
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-05-2013 02:57:40 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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Homebrew35

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 6/27/13
Pours two fingers worth of a soapy white head.
Clear straw colored body with lots of lacing and some head retention

Awesome floral, fruity and some what dank hoppy smell.
This is one of the best year round IPAs I've had in a while.

Taste is fairly grassy, citrusy and resinous. The grassy aftertaste detracts from this one slightly.

Medium thin bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly dry finish keeps this one quite drinkable and somewhat refresing.

Great beer with the aroma being the best part. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. High drink-ability with a fairly good price tag at $15 a 6 packs makes this even better.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 02:42:49 | More by Homebrew35
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freewill35

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-05-2013 00:11:26 | More by freewill35
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Hegebamy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-04-2013 23:58:09 | More by Hegebamy
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adkieffer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-04-2013 22:50:54 | More by adkieffer
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Rob23m3


4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-04-2013 21:55:12 | More by Rob23m3
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bundy462

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-04-2013 19:30:19 | More by bundy462
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-04-2013 18:52:44 | More by FrankHammer
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WindedIndian

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-04-2013 14:38:24 | More by WindedIndian
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PWG


5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-04-2013 08:36:57 | More by PWG
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Greensean

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-04-2013 04:20:19 | More by Greensean
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Dooleymon

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-04-2013 02:42:23 | More by Dooleymon
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TrevorWGrover

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-04-2013 02:36:38 | More by TrevorWGrover
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nzerbe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-04-2013 02:23:00 | More by nzerbe
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heresy22

California

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

03-04-2013 02:19:00 | More by heresy22
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biggred1

Indiana

4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale, golden with a ivory cap that melts away leaving sticky lace on the glass. Decent nose, grapefruit and pine with toasted grain. Tasty and decently hoppy with resinous pine and citrus notes up front with grain and hop oily bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. A solid IPA for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 01:35:02 | More by biggred1
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jibjib513

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-03-2013 22:02:38 | More by jibjib513
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,407 ratings.