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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

8,540 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,540
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 886
Gots: 1,335 | FT: 44
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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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a oversized sniffter

Appearance : super clear orange in color with alot of bubbles is coming up from the bottom of my glass. A large white head forms and has nice retention. It settles to from a cap that lingers aroud before dissipating.

Smell : Lots of aromatic hoppy goodness. Tons of citrus and juniper aromas abound on the nose. You just know this is going to be good.

Taste : In a word- sublime ! Lots of fresh tasting hoppy goodness. Very nice malty sweetness also. The hop bitterness really dominates and lingers aroud for awhile. I just really enjoy drinking this wonderful beer.

Mouthfeel : medium bodied brew with lots of carbonation. Feels great going down.

Overall : I have been hooked on this beer ever since I received it as an extra in my first trade on BA. Always a solid choice if you're a hophead like me. Very consistent taste have yet to be let down by this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 01:03:15 | More by BUNZILLA
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-09-2011 23:46:57 | More by nmann08
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JeremyDrinksBeer

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-09-2011 22:08:57 | More by JeremyDrinksBeer
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amrozga

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-09-2011 20:44:29 | More by amrozga
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-09-2011 20:21:15 | More by drummermattie02
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SteveGNC

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at Vintners. This is an excellent IPA. One of my top three in the category. The others being Bell's Hopslam and Dogfish Head's 90 minute. I think this compares very favorably to Hopslam. At least on the East coast you can't get this beer all the time. Great head and appearance - lovely golden color. Fruity aroma with a hint of hops. The taste is fantastic, not too bitter, just the right amount of fruit/sweetness to offset the bitterness from the hops. Overall a wonderful IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2011 17:57:31 | More by SteveGNC
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1P4F7W

Washington

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-09-2011 17:23:50 | More by 1P4F7W
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cletusdog

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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zgunder

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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cLin

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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drawbackwards

New York

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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regbert

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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groetman

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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quine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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patmcd

New York

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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aesopsgato

Alabama

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-08-2011 13:54:08 | More by aesopsgato
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kornkid8600

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

12-08-2011 07:19:17 | More by kornkid8600
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tjfilippo

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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geo1267

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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tedho21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-08-2011 03:01:59 | More by tedho21
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marieow

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

12-07-2011 22:35:25 | More by marieow
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BenZ

Virginia

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-07-2011 21:46:59 | More by BenZ
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blcmat

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-07-2011 21:00:46 | More by blcmat
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OldIronLungs

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-07-2011 14:39:28 | More by OldIronLungs
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,540 ratings.