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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

8,222 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,222
Reviews: 1,968
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 854
Gots: 1,184 | FT: 43
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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Illos

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-21-2012 07:18:39 | More by Illos
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is burnt orange with a half finger of head that dissipated rather quickly. The nose is reminiscent of a fresh pine forest. There is some light malty flavor, but the big taste comes from the hops. The bitterness simply grows into a hoppy crescendo. Frankly, I would consider this more like a DIPA than a straight-up IPA since the tongue tingles even after the last sip of this offering is gone.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2012 03:59:28 | More by 57md
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-20-2012 17:56:52 | More by CSQ1111
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t0rin0

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-20-2012 02:50:29 | More by t0rin0
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tronester

Oklahoma

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

Pours a clear golden orange with a thin, creamy off-white head. Aroma is fresh peaches and some caramelized sugar. Taste begins with a huge apricot blast, followed by a caramel and fresh bread middle. After that is a raw, resinous piney hop flavor that obliterates your palate. Mouthfeel is rich. Carbonation is a tiny bit high. Overall an amazing IPA. I wouldn't say this is my favorite IPA of all time, but its not hard to see why its ranked #1 IPA on BA.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 23:04:46 | More by tronester
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-19-2012 21:50:50 | More by NCbeerpirate
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SquidVicious

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-19-2012 20:25:02 | More by SquidVicious
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PhotoMattT

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-19-2012 17:56:42 | More by PhotoMattT
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bbadger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-19-2012 01:04:14 | More by bbadger
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-18-2012 23:47:50 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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soroka24

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-18-2012 10:23:05 | More by soroka24
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joechandler


4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-18-2012 03:44:30 | More by joechandler
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-17-2012 23:32:26 | More by fullmoonbeer
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-17-2012 18:30:24 | More by MooseBoose
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luvbier

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -15%

08-17-2012 00:51:29 | More by luvbier
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GoBIG

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-16-2012 16:28:20 | More by GoBIG
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-15-2012 22:39:35 | More by mcsauter82
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jacobdensford

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -15%

08-15-2012 14:23:24 | More by jacobdensford
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Perducci

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-15-2012 00:11:43 | More by Perducci
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RocketChimp

Delaware

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-14-2012 23:44:52 | More by RocketChimp
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-14-2012 21:16:16 | More by mendvicdog
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-14-2012 20:27:15 | More by Nickfellow007
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ccoff

Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased in a bomber from a Las Vegas convenient store. I was super stoked. Also had on tap at Public House in the Venetian. (Notes from the bomber though)
Appearance: hazy golden orange with sticky, heavy lacing. Off-white head.
Aroma of citrus and pine hops.
Super resiney bitterness, smooth, well balanced with malt. Complex hops with grapefruit and citrus.

This beer is absolutely fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 04:26:13 | More by ccoff
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dbfp210

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-14-2012 00:26:29 | More by dbfp210
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JacobTC


1/5  rDev -77.3%

08-13-2012 23:57:04 | More by JacobTC
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,222 ratings.