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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

8,882 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,882
Reviews: 1,996
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 908
Gots: 1,522 | FT: 50
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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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%

12oz bottle enjoy by 11/30/12 poured into a tulip.

The beer comes out a golden copper colored body that is slightly see-through. Not much of a white head lays atop a glowing brew. Good head retention and lacing.

The nose on this is just a big ol punch of sweet fruits. There is orange, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, and pineapple.

A more pronounced grapefruit in the taste. There is a punch of bitterness that mellows quickly into a nice soft lingering bitterness. There is also enough sweetness to hold up to the bitterness. More of the other fruit like orange comes out a little underneath the grapefruit.

Medium bodied and just the right amount of carbonation. It drinks fairly smooth.

I’ve had this before and thought eh, but this fairly fresh(from what I can tell) bottle is amazing and totally worth the price point.

09-01-2012 05:01:41 | More by MattSweatshirt
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William123


4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-01-2012 01:30:39 | More by William123
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arparker89


3/5  rDev -32%

09-01-2012 01:06:21 | More by arparker89
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BrkfstOfChmpns

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-31-2012 19:51:19 | More by BrkfstOfChmpns
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billdirt

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-31-2012 05:38:39 | More by billdirt
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Kanine


4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-30-2012 22:42:08 | More by Kanine
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cburns48

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-30-2012 00:01:29 | More by cburns48
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asabreed

New York

4.08/5  rDev -7.5%

Bomber into a Samuel Smith 10 oz. nonic glass.

Appearance: Beautifully hazy and peach-colored, with a lot of nice lacing and drops clinging to the glass.

Smell: Nicely balanced with some heavy citrus, tropical fruit, and fresh-hop hemp aromas.

Taste: Again, nicely balanced. A lot of tropical fruit, along with some fresh hop bitterness, and some rind bitterness in there also. Finish is dry and bitter, with nice rind and mild fruit lingering.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and near-perfectly carbonated. The most pleasurable aspect of the brew.

Overall: Enjoyable and worth trying? Absolutely. World class? To me: far from it. In my opinion, a beer like Nugget Nectar is beyond what this beer can do -- and it's more readily available. I don't want to call this too hyped up, since it is very good, but man, you expect a lot from a beer like this -- something I've been hearing about for at least three years -- and it just didn't fit the bill for the expected transcendence in the end. Glad I tried it, though, in the end.

08-29-2012 22:13:21 | More by asabreed
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Shruggy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-29-2012 05:47:24 | More by Shruggy
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Darren_sucks


4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-29-2012 02:06:56 | More by Darren_sucks
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hayesjw

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-28-2012 20:39:13 | More by hayesjw
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SLUGLIFE

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-27-2012 23:59:48 | More by SLUGLIFE
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Lied


3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

08-27-2012 19:56:22 | More by Lied
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cubixrube


4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-27-2012 18:59:43 | More by cubixrube
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Ozzy2004Ironman

Arizona

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-26-2012 16:12:52 | More by Ozzy2004Ironman
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AWL

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

08-26-2012 03:34:39 | More by AWL
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PoolFishGolf

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-26-2012 03:19:29 | More by PoolFishGolf
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beerpadawan

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-25-2012 21:22:46 | More by beerpadawan
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-25-2012 15:40:52 | More by NumberNone
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bradcochran1234

Georgia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-25-2012 04:29:19 | More by bradcochran1234
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rmfyeah

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-25-2012 04:16:50 | More by rmfyeah
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-25-2012 01:10:00 | More by brewdude1982
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Gillisland

Japan

4/5  rDev -9.3%

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scottiethebody

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-24-2012 18:46:02 | More by scottiethebody
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Cnorrisl

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-24-2012 17:07:58 | More by Cnorrisl
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,882 ratings.