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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

8,424 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,424
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 872
Gots: 1,271 | 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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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2013 13:59:38 | More by HoldenDurden
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Auraan

Arizona

5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-08-2013 05:28:37 | More by Auraan
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tlacott1

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-08-2013 04:29:33 | More by tlacott1
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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-08-2013 04:14:20 | More by AntLeatherface
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acbe

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-08-2013 03:21:13 | More by acbe
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benoit917

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-08-2013 02:09:08 | More by benoit917
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PaulUH

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2013 00:42:29 | More by PaulUH
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adamdd

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-07-2013 23:34:57 | More by adamdd
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Kubrick99

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

01-07-2013 22:22:58 | More by Kubrick99
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xgregorsamsax

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-07-2013 20:04:02 | More by xgregorsamsax
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JakeDebus

Maryland

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-07-2013 13:58:24 | More by JakeDebus
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mfield14

Colorado

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-07-2013 04:55:36 | More by mfield14
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adamhand

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into an Allagash chalice.

A - Light amber, about a two finger head.

S - Fantastic. Very floral hops, grapefruit, pine. A joy to smell.

T - Equally as fantastic. Great hop profile, very refreshing, perfect amount of bitterness.

M - SUPER crisp, very light for such a flavorful beer.

This might just be one of my favorite IPAs ever made. It is consistently fantastic, wish I could find 6ers, only get bombers here in MA! Dear Ballast Point, SEND MORE BEER.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 04:13:56 | More by adamhand
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mcdsports

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-07-2013 01:16:27 | More by mcdsports
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-06-2013 23:28:24 | More by AlexFields
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donovado

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-06-2013 23:19:33 | More by donovado
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thomasarose

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-06-2013 15:20:01 | More by thomasarose
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BengalKen

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

01-06-2013 13:01:04 | More by BengalKen
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RockAZ

Arizona

5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-06-2013 06:44:12 | More by RockAZ
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HippieHops

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-05-2013 23:18:47 | More by HippieHops
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pukahi91

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-05-2013 22:52:57 | More by pukahi91
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cloudydoug


5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-05-2013 21:41:03 | More by cloudydoug
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FLAbeergutinMASS

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review in an number of years, partially becasue....well, whatever. Anyhow, had this on tap at the Sierra Grill in Northamton. Just a fantiastic beer. For those who are fans of Nugget Nectar, this is one if for you. Huge floral hops bursting with the resin from the hop profile. Super hoppy with only the slightlest bite of bitterness on the palate.

The 7% in this feels more like 13%, could really feel the effects almost immediately warming, delish, "yes please, I'll have another.

Super beer!

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2013 12:45:55 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

01-05-2013 05:49:31 | More by Dave_Treat
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Willytee3

New York

4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into tulip glass.

Pours a clear orange with reddish hue. Random single bubbles slowly rise to a creamy one finger head that slowly receeds to a thick ring of lacing.
Smell of tropical fruit with strong pine and a tangerine citrus. Has a sticky sweet, candy smell going on. A touch of wet earth as well.
Tastes of bright tropical fruits with sharp piney bitter and tart citris that bounces between red grapefruit rind and orange zest. Tart dry finish with lingering hop bitter and a kind of rye bread crust comes out as it warms.
Good medium body, creamy almost froth like mouthfeel. I feel like it does not reach it's full potential and kind of thins out at the end, not in a bad way just not as full as one would expect. There is a surprising light alcohol taste on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 05:41:44 | More by Willytee3
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,424 ratings.