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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

8,438 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,438
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 873
Gots: 1,278 | FT: 45
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: 8,438 | Reviews: 1,974 | Display Reviews Only:
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-21-2012 15:19:35 | More by PaBeerLover
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BDub


3.75/5  rDev -15%

09-21-2012 00:53:44 | More by BDub
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev -9.3%

09-21-2012 00:46:10 | More by bubseymour
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Bagoosh

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-20-2012 18:15:57 | More by Bagoosh
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RobEzombie


5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-20-2012 16:19:21 | More by RobEzombie
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Wafflebones

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -15%

09-20-2012 03:30:49 | More by Wafflebones
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jwalter381

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-19-2012 01:53:51 | More by jwalter381
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Jetree

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

09-19-2012 00:48:01 | More by Jetree
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-18-2012 22:39:39 | More by sdaly3
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-18-2012 17:53:08 | More by Davepoolesque
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porntipsguzzardo

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-18-2012 05:29:41 | More by porntipsguzzardo
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aflies

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-18-2012 02:55:01 | More by aflies
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cancino45

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

09-18-2012 02:49:48 | More by cancino45
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jisom123

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-17-2012 23:32:08 | More by jisom123
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-17-2012 21:54:58 | More by ChrisMon02
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RES

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-17-2012 15:24:34 | More by RES
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RussBecker1


4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served from a bottle to a tulip glass.

A-Very distinct looking. A gorgeous orange and yellow hue that is a good deal cloudier than most single IPA's. The head is not abound, but it is awfully sticky as the one finger sticks to both the beer and the glass itself creating a nice deal of lacing. A truly beautiful beer that if drank outside reflects sunlight in an even more appealing way.

S-Very flowery in comparison to other West Coast IPA's. The hops are very much at the forefront, likewise with a good deal of citrus, but there is almost no bitterness to be found. It is very soft on the nose which hides some of the deeper notes until after the tasting. A very complex nose.

M-A nice deal of crisp carbonation and creamy malt, it feels good on the palate but is nothing too remarkable.

T-One of the most subtly intriguing beers I have ever tasted. The hops are very much there, but as described in the nose, they are extremely flowery and do not blow out your palate. The citrus, mostly grapefruit to begin followed by some orange and lemon, is also very apparent, but this beer is far beyond attempting to pick out each specific flavor. Upon first sip the beer is good but not outstandingly great, then as you keep drinking the flavor profile continue to build upon itself creating a different experience with each and every sip. By the time the 22oz. were gone I would have done anything to get more.

O-One of the most polarizing IPA's in my experience. If given the proper chance to reveal itself it lives up to the hype and then some.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 13:25:19 | More by RussBecker1
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 Oz bottle poured into a tulip
Best by 11/28/12

A- Crystal clear golden orange with a 2 finger slightly off white head. Good retention.

S- Very west coast hop profile. There is an absolute ton of citrus in this beer. Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon and there's also a bit of pine. There is a subtle sweetness from the malts that really help the hops pop.

T- A medium-high bitterness up front. Followed up by a massive array of hop flavors. All the flavors from the nose make it into this beer and really crank it up a notch. The hop flavors in this beer are very pure and strong. The malts in this beer really don't add much flavor, this beers flavor profile is hop forward. The malts are somewhat sugar sweet. Awesome stuff, your burps will taste like hops for days.

M- Bitter but obviously expected. A great sized feel to this beer. It has an almost pulpy texture from all the hop bitterness spite the beers clearness. Its very smooth and easy drinking for hop heads.

O- One of, if not the best single IPA out there. It is obviously hop forward and not quite what I would call balanced but for a hop head such as myself, this is a hell of an IPA. Really wish this was distributed to my area.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 00:29:00 | More by TwelveOunces
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

09-16-2012 22:00:05 | More by hilgart1
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jl28r1

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-16-2012 20:08:36 | More by jl28r1
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flyingmick

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-16-2012 14:44:35 | More by flyingmick
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EzraAtom

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-16-2012 04:26:26 | More by EzraAtom
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ffOpusx

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

09-15-2012 17:43:28 | More by ffOpusx
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-15-2012 10:38:40 | More by beernads
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a_sh0pping_cart

California

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

09-15-2012 01:46:11 | More by a_sh0pping_cart
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,438 ratings.