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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

10,113 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,113
Reviews: 2,094
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,011
Gots: 2,098 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

xgregorsamsax, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

JakeDebus, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

mfield14, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of adamhand
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into an Allagash chalice.

A - Light amber, about a two finger head.

S - Fantastic. Very floral hops, grapefruit, pine. A joy to smell.

T - Equally as fantastic. Great hop profile, very refreshing, perfect amount of bitterness.

M - SUPER crisp, very light for such a flavorful beer.

This might just be one of my favorite IPAs ever made. It is consistently fantastic, wish I could find 6ers, only get bombers here in MA! Dear Ballast Point, SEND MORE BEER.

adamhand, Jan 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

mcdsports, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

AlexFields, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

donovado, Jan 06, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev -3.9%

thomasarose, Jan 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

BengalKen, Jan 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

RockAZ, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

HippieHops, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

pukahi91, Jan 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

cloudydoug, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review in an number of years, partially becasue....well, whatever. Anyhow, had this on tap at the Sierra Grill in Northamton. Just a fantiastic beer. For those who are fans of Nugget Nectar, this is one if for you. Huge floral hops bursting with the resin from the hop profile. Super hoppy with only the slightlest bite of bitterness on the palate.

The 7% in this feels more like 13%, could really feel the effects almost immediately warming, delish, "yes please, I'll have another.

Super beer!

FLAbeergutinMASS, Jan 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Dave_Treat, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Willytee3
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into tulip glass.

Pours a clear orange with reddish hue. Random single bubbles slowly rise to a creamy one finger head that slowly receeds to a thick ring of lacing.
Smell of tropical fruit with strong pine and a tangerine citrus. Has a sticky sweet, candy smell going on. A touch of wet earth as well.
Tastes of bright tropical fruits with sharp piney bitter and tart citris that bounces between red grapefruit rind and orange zest. Tart dry finish with lingering hop bitter and a kind of rye bread crust comes out as it warms.
Good medium body, creamy almost froth like mouthfeel. I feel like it does not reach it's full potential and kind of thins out at the end, not in a bad way just not as full as one would expect. There is a surprising light alcohol taste on the finish.

Willytee3, Jan 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

ninaturner, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

pokgye, Jan 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

esullivan880, Jan 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Crookdrain, Jan 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

bbrown12, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

edgardelgado, Jan 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

jdavolos88, Jan 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Pelicanrocks, Jan 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

mixed_master7, Jan 03, 2013
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,113 ratings.