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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

8,544 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,544
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 889
Gots: 1,340 | 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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estlinska

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-13-2013 02:33:30 | More by estlinska
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tgatort

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-13-2013 02:10:09 | More by tgatort
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BigVin215

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-13-2013 01:06:29 | More by BigVin215
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-13-2013 00:43:57 | More by beertardis
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BeerSnob1022

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-13-2013 00:18:08 | More by BeerSnob1022
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c64person

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-12-2013 23:18:51 | More by c64person
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jeg518

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-12-2013 22:06:30 | More by jeg518
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-12-2013 22:01:24 | More by CypherEnigma
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Abnrml

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-12-2013 19:11:04 | More by Abnrml
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KidsDoc

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-12-2013 04:23:08 | More by KidsDoc
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Hendry

Vermont

4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I'd like to start out by saying that if you are deciding to buy Ballast Point Sculipn IPA in a $9 bomber or the six pack for $15, do yourself a favor and go for the six pack. All of the subtle tropical delicacies are prominent in this flavorlful/hoppy and satisfying IPA. Truth be told, $9 is a steep price for a bomber, one that raises expectations extremely high,maybe too high, into the price range of the highly coveted Lawson's Ale.

Pleasant citrusy nose, well carbonated and quite drinkable despite a sharp bite at first, but the aftertaste is long lasting and pleasant with some alcohol warmth in there.

For my taste, I agree with the World Class status this fine IPA has earned,and it is most worthy of another purchase. Treat yourself right and go get a six pack of this delicious IPA: it is woth the extra few dollars and above the pack!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 04:08:13 | More by Hendry
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MonkeyStain

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-12-2013 03:38:23 | More by MonkeyStain
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switzer

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-12-2013 01:13:02 | More by switzer
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Skramer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-11-2013 23:32:28 | More by Skramer
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UHCougar12

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-11-2013 22:10:59 | More by UHCougar12
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AilHead

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-11-2013 19:24:12 | More by AilHead
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Cvescalante

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-11-2013 19:22:25 | More by Cvescalante
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leedorham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2013 16:51:03 | More by leedorham
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jonnyb79

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-10-2013 21:04:40 | More by jonnyb79
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-10-2013 20:07:19 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-10-2013 11:15:41 | More by Mini4x
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Twoheartedzombie

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-09-2013 22:01:08 | More by Twoheartedzombie
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-09-2013 16:27:04 | More by TheBigBoy
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Willbfun

New York

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-09-2013 13:38:44 | More by Willbfun
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice pour - Amber to brown in color with a decent head at pour. Some lacing. Finer carbonation. Aroma is bitter citrus. Beautiful clean and refreshing IPA - flavor shows some floral and citrus but bolder than many with similar hop varieties. Sweet up front with a nice, long bitter after taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 02:02:41 | More by Oakenator
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,544 ratings.