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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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9,248 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,248
Reviews: 2,025
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 950
Gots: 1,692 | FT: 47
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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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

juanbon, Feb 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

caponeduke, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of RoninTK3
4.9/5  rDev +11.1%

A - Transparent gold with a bit of lacing.

S - Tropical fruits, pineapple, passion fruit, a bit of grapefruit. The fruity hops definitely come through on this.

T - The passionfruit and pineapple come through huge on this. Lots of fruity hops and a bit of grapefruit/citrus. A bit of bitter hops in the aftertaste. Very unique IPA.

M - Light and refreshing.

This is one of the best IPAs I've ever head. The tropical fruity hops give it a unique, refreshing taste. Definitely want some more of this!

RoninTK3, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Jeremy6566, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

kerklein2, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Chevelle66, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Sisky, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

kdb150, Feb 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

ek_ek, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of schillman
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

schillman, Feb 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

wtkphoto, Feb 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

QuinnFM, Feb 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Soloveitchik, Feb 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Phillyz, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

robbyc1, Feb 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

gonzowestwood, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Thecherryman, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

nschmoyer, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Snarf103, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of lordofstarside
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%

Bomber to my russian river goblet, best by 4/13

Pours a deep golden orange with a finger of foam. Moderate carbonation stems from the center, good retention on the foam. Lacing is good, great looking beer. Smells of hops of course, some lemon and orange zest. Some floral pine melds with a touch of alcohol and a modest malt. Solid hoppy profile, balanced evenly with the malt. Feel is a nice medium body with a dry bitter finish. Over all this beer is really good, however I think it's over hyped and don't know why it's the #3 american ipa. They have a ridiculous shelf life so maybe I need a fresher bottle

lordofstarside, Feb 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

banger7, Feb 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

injuredreserve, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

timc13, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Qwest_35
4.99/5  rDev +13.2%

This is some of the freshest Sculpin I have been able to get a hold of yet, so I thought I would do a full review since it is one of my all time fave's. Bottle date enjoy by 7-28-13. This beer pours a nice golden amber with a finger of head. The first thing that really stands out is the aroma of fresh tropical fruits and citrus with a small hint of alcohol. The taste is outstanding, piney, citrus hop bite with a hint of malt. Outstanding job by Ballast Point on their flagship brew, deserves all the hype it gets! A staple in my fridge as long as they keep churning it out!

Qwest_35, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

AndrewSmith, Feb 11, 2013
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,248 ratings.