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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

9,316 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,316
Reviews: 2,032
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 954
Gots: 1,721 | 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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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,316 ratings.