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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

8,524 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,524
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 883
Gots: 1,326 | 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: 8,524 | Reviews: 1,976 | Display Reviews Only:
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-14-2011 15:12:54 | More by sbricker
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Pellinore1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 15:09:53 | More by Pellinore1
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-14-2011 14:55:34 | More by bpfrush
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GoldenJet

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-14-2011 14:54:56 | More by GoldenJet
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crusian

Oregon

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-14-2011 14:53:25 | More by crusian
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

11-14-2011 14:52:28 | More by sideshowe
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boblinneman

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 14:49:43 | More by boblinneman
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aficionado

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 14:43:37 | More by aficionado
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sag1189

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 14:03:40 | More by sag1189
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Keith238

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 13:41:39 | More by Keith238
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inflatablechair

Idaho

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-14-2011 13:29:33 | More by inflatablechair
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brydeen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-14-2011 13:19:19 | More by brydeen
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jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-14-2011 13:11:16 | More by jh1982
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eerbayman

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 12:47:00 | More by eerbayman
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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-14-2011 09:54:20 | More by avaldivia
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 09:19:14 | More by bsuedekum
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mater

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-14-2011 08:28:51 | More by mater
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beerme411

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 08:14:14 | More by beerme411
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

11-14-2011 07:56:14 | More by Bobbydigi
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bombadil

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 07:53:39 | More by bombadil
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cocoapuph

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 07:46:28 | More by cocoapuph
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 07:28:37 | More by Jspriest
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 07:16:19 | More by tbeq00
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BrewtifulMind

California

4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into a Bruery tulip

Pours a really nice looking hazy orange honey type of color. It has about an inch of eggshell colored head, which fades into a small layer of foam that lasts throughout the whole glass. It leaves some nice rings of lace throughout. The nose on this one is citrus forward. I'm getting peach, orange peel, grapefruit, and lemon. Really nice. Taste is also dominated by citrus. I'm getting pineapple, peach, orange peel, and lemon. There's a sharp hoppy bitterness on the back end, paired with a malty sweetness. Really well balanced. Mouthfeel is good, its thin and easy drinking with a nice effervescencee to it. Overall, Sculpin is one of the better selections, one of my favorite IPA's, definitely one I will grab whenever its around.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 03:48:02 | More by BrewtifulMind
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sfprint

Germany

3.65/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Transparent orangy gold with no rising carbonation and a two finger sudsy head.
S: floral soap on top of a fairly standard light ipa. mild hops and malt.
T: Dirtiness in the hops, like many German beers, floral soap, invisible alcohol, light bitterness/tartness. Very hidden refreshing fruitiness (grapefruit). Good, but I don't see what everyone is raving about.
M: Light to medium body, carbonation has a fluffing effect, slight mouth pucker for bitter/tartness.
O: Decent. A good one but doesn't stand out to me and for the price ($9), I'd much rather have a blind pig or a hop stoopid.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 06:58:56 | More by sfprint
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,524 ratings.