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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

9,417 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,417
Reviews: 2,046
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 961
Gots: 1,763 | 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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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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HopNuggets, Feb 21, 2013
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4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I absolutely loved this beer! Very smooth and easy to drink, yet still had a very complex flavor profile and appealing nose to it. Pours a beautifully clear and slightly copper hue with lots of small carbonation bubbles. One of my new favorites! I wish it was easier to get up here in Northern, California.

jhutch31, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a few bottles of this (no idea why I did not grab more) on a sojourn to Virginia Beach over the weekend. Enjoy By 6/15/13, exceedingly fresh.

Poured into a Founders snifter, 1-2 finger white head recedes pretty quickly, leaving some wet chunks of lace on the inside of the glass. Beautifully bright orange in color, with some copper as well. Pretty clear, holds light brilliantly.

Floral, citrus, and hoppy aromas up front, light pine/malt aroma after it sits a few minutes. Very aromatic right away, sort of fades a bit as I drink.

Citrus, pine, mango, floral notes are all over the flavor profile, but I suppose pine and citrus are most prominent. I know BP makes a Grapefruit Sculpin, so I can only imagine how much more grapefruity that one is. Taste is amazing, up there with the best I've had.

Feel is super balanced, very smooth up front leads into a more typically hoppy experience at the end of the sip. Piney/hoppy after feel/taste.

Overall this is amazing, and I am glad to finally have it so fresh. Not sure when it was bottled, but the enjoy by date suggests it must be fresh. Reminds me of Head Hunter, in many ways. Must try. Cheers.

rodlavers, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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cincysig, Feb 19, 2013
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,417 ratings.