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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

9,004 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,004
Reviews: 2,003
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 925
Gots: 1,582 | 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:
Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 04-02-2006)
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Ratings: 9,004 | Reviews: 2,003 | Display Reviews Only:
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-19-2013 20:53:25 | More by cincysig
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-19-2013 19:16:05 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-19-2013 18:02:53 | More by BuckTuckian
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MASPuros

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-19-2013 07:57:22 | More by MASPuros
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oddb0d


5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-19-2013 03:22:33 | More by oddb0d
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MadScientist

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-18-2013 22:45:37 | More by MadScientist
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Florida_SC_Trojan

Florida

4.91/5  rDev +11.3%

A - Very light. Pours a bright golden yellow, with a 3 finger head.

S: Very floral initial aroma. Grapefruit, mango really shines through from the hops. Smells awesome.

T - Really nice, the grapefruit is the star and the other flavors marry in nicely. It is fresh and citrusy but it adds a bitter hoppy punch that I absolutely love.

M- Biting and rather crisp. Very well carbonated.

This is one of my favorite IPA's and am extremely pleased that I can get Ballast Point in Florida now. If you love IPA's then this beer is a must try.

02-18-2013 22:11:22 | More by Florida_SC_Trojan
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-18-2013 19:12:13 | More by DIPAFAN
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Phoenix2443

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-18-2013 17:55:57 | More by Phoenix2443
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JagerBombAFJ

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-18-2013 17:33:56 | More by JagerBombAFJ
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mctizzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-18-2013 13:10:18 | More by mctizzz
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-18-2013 05:20:05 | More by cclark67789
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smchenry75

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -15%

02-18-2013 02:53:25 | More by smchenry75
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luckytalisman

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-18-2013 01:57:55 | More by luckytalisman
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07Bigben01

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-18-2013 01:53:36 | More by 07Bigben01
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andys_war_hall

Texas

4.41/5  rDev 0%

A: Thin golden color, with a thick rocky white head.

S: Lots of citrus, and pine in the smell.

T: Taste follows the nose well. Lots of citrus, and pine. Slightly resinous up front, and lots of grapefruit following that.

M: The mouthfeel is very smooth, and perfectly carbonated.

O: Overall this is one of my top three IPAs. The others being Lost Gold, and Blind Pig.

02-18-2013 00:26:20 | More by andys_war_hall
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DrewV

New York

3.53/5  rDev -20%

Not sure why this gets such high ratings. To me, there's nothing special about it at all. Aroma is similar to Sierra Nevada Torpedo. A bit sour with a very small hint of sweetness. Mostly floral, hardly any citrus in the aroma at all. Taste is a little better, but not by much. Still no citrus. Just some bitter hops. Thin body, not much mouthfeel. Has sort of a "tea-like" flavor to it that throws me off. The finish is clean, doesn't leave much of an aftertaste -- I guess that's the best part of the beer. This is $13.99 in my area and it's actually worth about HALF of that. A big disappointment for me.

02-17-2013 23:46:23 | More by DrewV
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Mscarpen

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-17-2013 23:13:08 | More by Mscarpen
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DogfishJoe

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-17-2013 22:20:16 | More by DogfishJoe
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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-17-2013 19:11:59 | More by ThrewRedButter
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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%

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.

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
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,004 ratings.