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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

8,508 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,508
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 882
Gots: 1,320 | 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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MastaShonuf

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-17-2013 19:04:51 | More by MastaShonuf
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Jose2412

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-17-2013 12:56:20 | More by Jose2412
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danfouts14


5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Literally the best IPA on the planet. If you're lucky enough to make it to the brewery when they have their special Habanero brew, you're in for a treat. Sculpin IPA infused with with the spice of Habenero peppers...you'll have to taste it to understand. Very spicy, but the spice and the bitterness of the IPA blend perfectly.

Serving type: growler

02-17-2013 03:53:29 | More by danfouts14
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-17-2013 03:06:36 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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crewfan1952

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

02-17-2013 00:58:53 | More by crewfan1952
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Edgewater

New York

5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-17-2013 00:52:24 | More by Edgewater
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.88/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Dogfish head spiegelau IPA glass.

A- Pours a bright golden yellow, with a fat 3 finger head on the first pour. The head is a lovely bright shade of white and fluffy as can be. Plenty of visible carbonation. There's some excellent head retention, maintaining a 1 finger head throughout.

S- Very strong aroma and incredibly citrusy. There are some strong notes of Pineapple and mango, as well as some lemon, apricot and grass.

T- The taste is really what makes this beer. There are some incredibly strong notes of lemon and citrus zest that leave a sweet yet incredibly pungent bitterness throughout the entire sip. Afterwords it fades into a very strong grapefruit bitterness before ending on some incredibly pungent somewhat earthier bitter notes along with some peach. I cannot stress how enjoyable bitter this is.

M- Biting. Rather crisp for an IPA with a light body. Very well carbonated.

O- Very hard to put down! This is one strong, hop forward beer. I haven't been this impressed with the absolute hoppy bitterness of a beer since I first tried Arctic Panzer Wolf by Three Floyds. This is the kind of hoppy beer I've been searching for for a few months now! Not a beginners IPA!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 00:15:21 | More by Zachtheporter
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Alek

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-16-2013 23:54:53 | More by Alek
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Tiernan

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

02-16-2013 20:14:41 | More by Tiernan
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jeffhenders0n

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-16-2013 14:48:37 | More by jeffhenders0n
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Esoterc

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-16-2013 07:18:04 | More by Esoterc
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kuhndog

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-16-2013 03:39:15 | More by kuhndog
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Grfilwett

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-16-2013 02:56:08 | More by Grfilwett
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En29356

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

02-16-2013 01:34:25 | More by En29356
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-16-2013 00:41:54 | More by OldhouseRecs
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woahhohh

Virginia

5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-15-2013 22:48:02 | More by woahhohh
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ackbarleywine

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-15-2013 18:58:36 | More by ackbarleywine
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leafsfreakvt

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-15-2013 18:33:28 | More by leafsfreakvt
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-15-2013 16:46:41 | More by NHbeerfishing
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JMartin

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-15-2013 14:27:17 | More by JMartin
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boondogglefob

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-15-2013 05:47:09 | More by boondogglefob
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SirBentham

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-15-2013 05:33:43 | More by SirBentham
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Yosefus

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

02-15-2013 04:09:32 | More by Yosefus
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Whatnot78

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

02-14-2013 23:49:48 | More by Whatnot78
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nogophers

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-14-2013 23:01:16 | More by nogophers
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,508 ratings.