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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

8,448 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,448
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 875
Gots: 1,284 | 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: 8,448 | Reviews: 1,974 | Display Reviews Only:
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dcs1548

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-27-2011 02:54:26 | More by dcs1548
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gorby10826

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-27-2011 02:45:39 | More by gorby10826
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-27-2011 01:37:54 | More by OBIrish24
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phils93rul

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-26-2011 16:08:07 | More by phils93rul
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Shilt

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-26-2011 03:12:45 | More by Shilt
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optik

California

1/5  rDev -77.3%

12-26-2011 02:45:26 | More by optik
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -32%

12-24-2011 19:16:36 | More by JohnK17
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cannabanaceae

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-24-2011 18:18:08 | More by cannabanaceae
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harrymel

Washington

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was assured this bottle is fresh from the brewery in the last couple weeks. I will take their word for it, as the brewery does not believe this is information which is pertinent to pass on.

A: Copper with a finger of white foam over an ale with excellent clarity. The cap falls to a ring and central dome in a minute or so leaving behind soapy spots of lace.
S: Tropical fruits, grapefruit, some resin. Sweet malts and hints of cotton candy. I'm surprised at how sweet this smells actually.
T: Again, sweet. I'm getting a interesting cherry ice cream flavor; which I really dig. Theres a good amount of the tropical fruit still going on here - some mango and pineapple.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carb and a semi slick finish.
O: Really a nice IPA. I like the limited ABV (relatively), and the ability to pack a substantially sexy amount of hops in the beer. A really complex and intriguing hop presence with layers of flavors. This was worth seeking.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 06:06:37 | More by harrymel
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-24-2011 04:25:02 | More by duff247
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

12-23-2011 20:25:53 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Popp24

California

4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear copper look. Very little head.

S - I love the smell. Citrus hops all the way through and maybe some grapefruit. Just a very nice aroma.

T - Hops are there but very balanced and you get them towards the finish of the beer. This one is kinda like Knuckle Sandwich's little brother.

M - Pretty light but has some weight to it.

O - A very good IPA that is very easy to drink. This one lives up to the reviews I have seen.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 05:36:16 | More by Popp24
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smutty33

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-23-2011 03:47:48 | More by smutty33
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kmatlack

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-23-2011 03:17:18 | More by kmatlack
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-23-2011 02:52:29 | More by whartontallboy
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cbgbslev

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-23-2011 02:43:02 | More by cbgbslev
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jakesingleton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

12-22-2011 16:49:01 | More by jakesingleton
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IMTHOMAS

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-22-2011 16:47:21 | More by IMTHOMAS
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sevenarts

New York

3.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice golden orange with a decent-sized white head and strong lacing.

S: Crisp, clean piney aroma with hints of citrus, not very strong.

T/M: Bitter hops right up front, a little citrusy, slightly spicy to give a tingling sensation on the lips.

O: This is a solid IPA, a very good and standard example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 00:02:09 | More by sevenarts
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NFStaproom

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.3%

12-21-2011 19:36:45 | More by NFStaproom
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dannyhipps

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-21-2011 03:04:36 | More by dannyhipps
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cthomas78

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-21-2011 01:22:47 | More by cthomas78
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CGMLS3

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-21-2011 00:51:18 | More by CGMLS3
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Scottz5

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-20-2011 14:54:47 | More by Scottz5
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-20-2011 04:13:25 | More by EasyReader
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,448 ratings.