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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

10,961 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,961
Reviews: 2,243
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,155
Gots: 2,829 | FT: 50
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:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 04-02-2006

Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of jdauria
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of TCMike
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Produced a two finger, white head. Some lacing. Beer color was a translucent gold.

Aroma is of citrus, pineapple, and light biscuit.

Taste was similar, but with some hop bitterness. The taste is very well balanced with the bitterness though. It has an upper medium carbonation, and a medium mouth-feel.

Very good beer!

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of cnbrown313
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TSpartan4
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of mquartuccio87
3.75/5  rDev -15%

Photo of whiteysacto
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Nick_RobertsM3
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Cronkite11
3/5  rDev -32%

Photo of ThisMoonlife
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of will_eye_e
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Westuh
4.5/5  rDev +2%

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

Enjoyed this magnificent beer next Ina tulip glass alongside a Drakes Aroma Coma. Trying these two beers side by side made me realize the floral characteristics I had never noticed in the Aroma Coma. Plan on buying a 4 pack of the Sculpin to enjoy while watching some football!

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of legend8706
4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bryce888
4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of crhea89
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jgarvis
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden orange color with 2 fingers of head that sticks around for a good while and leaves some nice lacing

S: Predominantly hops, which provide notes of citrus and apricots. Good, but not all that complex. Still very nice

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a strong hop presence, mostly citrus, apricot, and some floral notes. Not too much malt presence. Bitter towards the middle-end

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very drinkable IPA that is quite approachable. A little pricey overall, but the quality is there. Recommended

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,961 ratings.