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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

8,561 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,561
Reviews: 1,977
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 889
Gots: 1,353 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-27-2012 14:05:23 | More by Ajlvt
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johnsonni

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

12-27-2012 06:14:31 | More by johnsonni
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dunix

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-27-2012 01:39:52 | More by dunix
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jczn

Alabama

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-26-2012 23:52:48 | More by jczn
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rubicat

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-26-2012 20:11:17 | More by rubicat
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.3%

12-26-2012 09:45:20 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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sloelco

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-25-2012 21:46:28 | More by sloelco
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NYSauerbier


4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

12-25-2012 18:47:10 | More by NYSauerbier
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GFD400

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-25-2012 00:31:28 | More by GFD400
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-24-2012 22:18:42 | More by shagal
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danipp

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-24-2012 18:40:20 | More by danipp
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-24-2012 18:38:24 | More by Dizzy242
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irv2424

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-24-2012 15:05:33 | More by irv2424
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-24-2012 07:40:53 | More by justinm4bama
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Amber with some slight haziness. Head quickly dissipated leaving minimal lacing.
Smell: Hops, yeast, caramel, some mild citrus notes.
Taste: Caramel malt is well balanced by the hops and citrus notes. I had this on draft recently and remember it being a bit hoppier which I preferred. It also had a crispness to it that I am not feeling now.
Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation which is different again from the the draft I had recently. Medium bodied with a slight stickiness.
Overall: I liked this more on tap than I did out of the bottle, but it is a well balanced beer that I will definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 05:06:23 | More by stereosforgeeks
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-24-2012 04:37:32 | More by strongaf
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ediaz

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-24-2012 04:13:13 | More by ediaz
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hardrock

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-24-2012 02:32:05 | More by hardrock
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maxk

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a few singles at State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD. Poured chilled into a tulip.

Pours a clear copper/gold with a one finger head that settles to a little bubbly coating. Leaves trails of lace down the sides as it settles.

A good mix of grass/pine and grapefruit hops dominate the nose.

Grapefruit. A little bit of earthy hop is there, but not much. Very little in the way of malt. Very intense at first, but balanced as I acclimate to it.

Well carbonated, pretty smooth and medium bodied.

A very good IPA. I can't get it often, so I have to enjoy it while I can. The more of it I have, the more I find it to be well rounded.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 01:03:43 | More by maxk
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cincybranr

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-23-2012 22:58:34 | More by cincybranr
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%

12-23-2012 19:08:07 | More by Patrickbrusil
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-23-2012 18:45:33 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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stefunny823


1/5  rDev -77.3%

12-23-2012 04:34:36 | More by stefunny823
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PhawkYu

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

12-23-2012 04:22:28 | More by PhawkYu
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limefest


4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-22-2012 22:59:01 | More by limefest
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,561 ratings.