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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

8,434 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,434
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 874
Gots: 1,276 | 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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clegolfski

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-26-2011 04:44:10 | More by clegolfski
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Koufax21

New Mexico

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Pizza Port - San Clemente.

A - a super clear light golden color with a bright white 1" head. Laced the glass nicely.

S - smells of massive hops. Tropical, citrus, grapefruit.

T - this is one of the best standard IPA's around. Big bitterness but carries a hop flavor profile. Many tropical flavors. Pineapple comes to mind.

M - light bodied, well carbonated.

O - I think if I was stranded on a desert island and I had to chose 1 beer to drink for the rest of my life... This could be it. I could drink this all day.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2011 00:19:12 | More by Koufax21
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-25-2011 21:12:59 | More by kscaldef
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xpdrinker

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-25-2011 15:06:47 | More by xpdrinker
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thedoer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-25-2011 13:32:17 | More by thedoer
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DoubleD89

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-25-2011 05:21:33 | More by DoubleD89
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-25-2011 03:35:40 | More by rab53
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swatsjon

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-25-2011 02:57:09 | More by swatsjon
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

11-25-2011 02:24:23 | More by splendidsplinter
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Dobby for this one!

Appearance. Pours a clear, rich gold-amber with over a finger of sticky head that ;asts a while and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell. Big tropical and citrus fruits here. Pineapple, mango, ruby red grapefruit, and guava all out in force. Slightly herby hops and caramel are there too. Probably the best smelling IPA that I've had the pleasure of enjoying.

Taste. Pow! Big hit of citrus fruity hops with the tropical fruits and much more toasty grains than I got from the smell. Some pineyness is there, but the tropical fruityness is what makes this one stand out. Good bitter finish with a little more pine. Nice stuff.

Mouthfeel. Just above light in body with just below medium carbonation. Slightly warming.

Overall. This stuff is awesome. The tropical fruityness along with great citrusy hops and nice toasty grains, very well done. Wish i could get this locally.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 23:32:22 | More by Rutager
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-24-2011 20:45:22 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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PhatAtUT

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-24-2011 17:46:27 | More by PhatAtUT
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doof116

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-24-2011 03:32:49 | More by doof116
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heynow152

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-24-2011 03:31:38 | More by heynow152
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kenzak

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-24-2011 02:10:09 | More by kenzak
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ruberbox

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-24-2011 00:47:04 | More by ruberbox
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philippegee

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-24-2011 00:15:44 | More by philippegee
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-23-2011 23:06:03 | More by mdillon86
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toneigh

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-23-2011 20:08:22 | More by toneigh
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deskim

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-23-2011 03:26:16 | More by deskim
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strangefate

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-23-2011 00:31:15 | More by strangefate
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-22-2011 22:15:41 | More by waiting4lunch
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basilcrow

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-22-2011 19:12:55 | More by basilcrow
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-22-2011 15:54:10 | More by pavpav12
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nopucophop

New York

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-22-2011 14:31:54 | More by nopucophop
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,434 ratings.