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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

8,488 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,488
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 881
Gots: 1,312 | FT: 44
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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edwardprung

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-16-2012 01:53:30 | More by edwardprung
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agirginis

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-16-2012 00:15:41 | More by agirginis
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-15-2012 20:22:25 | More by ncstateplaya
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-15-2012 19:11:01 | More by WestSideAmish
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jongullotti

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-15-2012 13:18:51 | More by jongullotti
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-15-2012 00:46:00 | More by DavyJones
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BERNUTBAG


4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a great beer , but feel that it does not stand up to lot of the other west coast ipa like green flash, bear republic, and firestone union jack, but still a drinkable beer, maybe it was a little to warm to really give this a better rating, will try it again

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 23:35:25 | More by BERNUTBAG
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alecvdpoel


4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-14-2012 22:36:36 | More by alecvdpoel
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jnolan

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-14-2012 04:04:16 | More by jnolan
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ryancuth

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-14-2012 01:29:14 | More by ryancuth
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Irrationalist

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-13-2012 18:15:59 | More by Irrationalist
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jstewart1130

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-13-2012 05:00:44 | More by jstewart1130
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, from the Kahala Whole Foods in Honolulu. Sufficiently unattractive representation of the eponymous fish front and center on the label.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden orange hue, with three fingers of roiling, foamy, bubbly off-white head, which leaves some crooked bonsai tree lace around the glass as it slowly seeps away.

It smells pungently of grapefruit rind, blood orange, a slight herbal tinge, pine resin, and the faintest hint of bready caramel malt. The taste is big bitter blended citrus and pine, a slight uptick in the herbal, almost yeasty notes and a still suppressed bready malt, with zero heat from the 7 points of alcohol.

The carbonation is steady, and average, and well, everything you didn't know you wanted, the body a decently svelte medium weight, and more or less smooth, the hops bypassing this usual vein of interference. It finishes still pretty hoppy, but even more muddled, the citrus, pine, and herbal factions all united in plastering my palate with the ol' bitterness.

A pretty solid west coast IPA, with the extra herbal notes adding a complexity that I sometimes find interesting, and others, not so much. Given that here it's the former, I have to go with the overwhelming majority, and pimp this straight out.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 04:58:19 | More by biboergosum
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joewsorenson


4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-13-2012 01:33:57 | More by joewsorenson
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vinnie

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-13-2012 00:51:03 | More by vinnie
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-13-2012 00:37:37 | More by sailorastro
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mvilushis

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-13-2012 00:21:31 | More by mvilushis
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EricCioe

Montana

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-12-2012 15:34:25 | More by EricCioe
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JMCrocker

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-12-2012 15:17:28 | More by JMCrocker
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-12-2012 06:35:00 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-12-2012 06:00:07 | More by StubFaceJoe
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jds8411

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-12-2012 04:19:56 | More by jds8411
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-12-2012 01:07:43 | More by Number3red
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-11-2012 07:25:33 | More by standardcherry
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Piason

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-11-2012 02:47:15 | More by Piason
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,488 ratings.