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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

8,555 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,555
Reviews: 1,977
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 891
Gots: 1,348 | 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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despond

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-20-2011 03:53:09 | More by despond
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jenray

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-20-2011 03:40:39 | More by jenray
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mongoby158

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-20-2011 02:44:00 | More by mongoby158
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Nightrain87

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-20-2011 01:17:29 | More by Nightrain87
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philouza

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-20-2011 00:15:50 | More by philouza
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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-19-2011 23:25:40 | More by FievelGoesWest
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jjcote

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-19-2011 23:03:15 | More by jjcote
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KMcG

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured with a nice head of 2 fingers.  The beer has an amber tinge.  Great head with lacy retention.

The aroma is hoppy with citrus dominating the nose.  There is a slight sweetness to the smell.

The taste begins with bitter, bright hops.  Then, there are fruit tones that provide a tropical or apricot flavor that even seems honeysuckle-like.  

This ale is lighter in body then many IPAs.  It is crisp and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 21:22:00 | More by KMcG
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-19-2011 20:10:00 | More by VikeMan
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Coriander

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-19-2011 15:04:28 | More by Coriander
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Joecaddie

Delaware

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-19-2011 13:16:30 | More by Joecaddie
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-19-2011 11:44:28 | More by bacher468
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Finatic

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-19-2011 03:50:03 | More by Finatic
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lakersfan16

Alaska

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-19-2011 01:13:54 | More by lakersfan16
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DaveONan

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-19-2011 01:12:12 | More by DaveONan
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KGarrett

New York

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-18-2011 23:54:53 | More by KGarrett
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danetaylor

Florida

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Clear amber with the perfect amount of carbonation.
Less than spectacular head but nice lacing.

Smell -All I can say is...EXTREMELY FRESH HOP aroma!

Taste - I'm touching my tongue to an energizer nine volt, it's a lot of hops...but not in a bad way.

Mouthfeel - It's a medium bodied, aggressively hoppy beer.

Overall - A fresh, hoppy, beverage to satisfy all hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 23:48:55 | More by danetaylor
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

11-18-2011 22:35:27 | More by Gatordaddy
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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-18-2011 19:55:36 | More by I2uss
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daleyke

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

11-18-2011 19:42:44 | More by daleyke
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CellarGimp

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-18-2011 19:22:36 | More by CellarGimp
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jtrockchalk

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-18-2011 18:30:24 | More by jtrockchalk
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thesarahfuller

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-18-2011 17:49:46 | More by thesarahfuller
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-18-2011 16:49:38 | More by touchmeimsac
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mrpibb1206

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-18-2011 11:14:02 | More by mrpibb1206
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,555 ratings.