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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

10,129 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,129
Reviews: 2,094
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,013
Gots: 2,109 | FT: 42
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: 10,129 | Reviews: 2,094 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Buckeye982, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

MichiganderHB, Jun 01, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, light orange amber colored with a huge white head that lingers leaving good lacing, cloudy

S: big hop bomb of what smells like cascade hops, grapefruit, citrus, malt

T: bitter citrus hops up front, orange, lemon zest, grapefruit, finish is dry and bitter

M: medium with good carbonation

O: top notch IPA

M_C_Hampton, Jun 01, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of the classic IPAs coming out of Southern California. Filtered clean with a rich, golden orange color when served at the bar. The combination of the hop flavor and aroma is what I really enjoy about this beers. Not piney but more floral/citrus. The malt body on Sculpin is minimal but not critical since the hops are not overpowering and the beer finishes clean and refreshing.

Ballast Point has developed a national following and can be found on tap at bars throughout the country and even along the East Coast. It will be interesting to see how the flavor profile changes as demand for this beer increases and hops used become more difficult to get.

Slackerville, Jun 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Niebeendend, Jun 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

DenverBigRed, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Skunkdrool, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Dagsy, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

IPAFan521, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Heavenisbeer, May 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

JakeEsterly, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

grachdar, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

MikeyJ777, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

craftbeerasian, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

QuakeAttack, May 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Greenster, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

JothHu, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

DanimalFL, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Eighty, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Paccamacca, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Eagleman87, May 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

quetzal013, May 30, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: pour light amber with a nice off white one finger head. Good lacing all around. Head has good retention

S: a little bit of everything, very nice. Some nice pine, citrus and a slight spice. Lots of great hop aromas.

T: mild bitterness upfront followed by some of the citrus and pine hops pulling forward before the malt finally comes through. Dry bitter finish.

M: light feel with moderate carbonation. Dry if finish.

O: complex ipa with a lot of different hop aromas and flavors. Very drinkable.

Fcolle2, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

woodchip, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

AngelM, May 29, 2013
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,129 ratings.