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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

9,014 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,014
Reviews: 2,004
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 925
Gots: 1,585 | FT: 50
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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spamages

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-07-2012 21:12:40 | More by spamages
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crbooher

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-07-2012 19:50:53 | More by crbooher
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jp7161

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-07-2012 15:24:47 | More by jp7161
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quantumcipher

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-07-2012 09:57:21 | More by quantumcipher
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TheBigDipa

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-07-2012 04:53:18 | More by TheBigDipa
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-06-2012 21:49:29 | More by kspongeworthy
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tugg407

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-06-2012 19:49:07 | More by tugg407
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Raven3464

Japan

4.35/5  rDev -1.4%

Appearance: The beer pours a golden orange body with a one finger head. Retention is great. It lacks the clarity of some other IPA and Double brews.

Smell: Fresh pine and a hint of grapefruit are noticeable. It's not the most complex IPA aroma but still great for the style.

Taste: Follows the nose. Bitter hops are dominate at first with a slight pinch of citrus. Dry malts then takeover for the finish.

Mouth feel: It is medium bodied and slightly oily. There is just enough carbonation to cleanse the tongue for another sip of hop bitterness. I wish it was slightly heavier.

Overall: A very well-balanced IPA. It's not the best I've ever had but it is still a high level brew.

01-06-2012 11:48:15 | More by Raven3464
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-06-2012 03:19:17 | More by thatdirtymick
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.85/5  rDev +10%

Thanks to sugit for this one.

A: Nearly a full inch of tan coloured head that left a nice lacing over a hazy amber liquid. Couldn't ask for much more appearance wise from an IPA.

S: Mostly citrus: tangerine, grapefruit and orange dominate the smell profile.

T: A blast of citrus including tangerine and orange up front with a faint bitterness on the back end including grapefruit and a slight touch of pine over a honey-malt backbone. Just beautiful.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of carbonation.

O: The useage of citrus tasting hops in this IPA make it incredibly drinkable. It would make an ideal 6-pack.

01-06-2012 01:27:35 | More by DaftCaskBC
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richalexander78

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-05-2012 23:48:11 | More by richalexander78
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josssmith

Arizona

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-05-2012 21:44:23 | More by josssmith
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -6.3%

Single finger head with nice lacing on a amber gold clear body. Very nice sweet aroma with mostly grapefruit and pineapple notes. Flavor is very different with mostly a dry, pine and musty hop taste. Moderate to high carbonation and medium body. Overall a very good IPA

01-05-2012 18:09:56 | More by kylehay2004
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palma

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

How much more can be said about this beer besides the personal stories. Yes, it's a world class ipa. I agree. I've been looking for this beer for about 3 years and finally found it at a beer store on long island. After so long you would think the beer would be a let down but infact it lived up to the hype. An outstanding ipa! Very hoppy but not harsh. So easy to drink for the style. Another highlight is the crystal clear orange hued body which is a little different. This is some beer alright. If you havent had it yet, look for it. Hopefully it doesnt take you three years to find.

01-05-2012 06:15:15 | More by palma
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

01-05-2012 04:24:46 | More by AlexChillton
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keanex

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%

From a 22 bottle with no freshness date. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Crystal clear amber body with light carbonation activity and a thin white head.

S: Very tropical fruity, lots of sweet fruits here. Mango and peach are the big scents here with a slight piney hops thrown in. Very inviting.

T: Very clean, a malty sweet up front taste with a blend of hops coming in early and finishing strong. There's a lot of sweet fruit with a bitter piney bite, but this is well balanced and easy to drink.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation coating my tongue.

O: This is an excellent IPA, I love it and put it on the level of Double Jack by Firestone Walker. The only thing keeping me from giving higher ratings is the price, $10.99 for 22 ounces brings this down a lot especially when Hop Stoopid can be had for $4.99 for a 22 ounce and Double Jack for $7.99 for 22 ounces. I won't buy this again due to the price.

01-05-2012 04:02:38 | More by keanex
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BumpkinBrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-04-2012 15:37:43 | More by BumpkinBrewer
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cacher77

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-04-2012 07:40:58 | More by cacher77
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-04-2012 07:39:33 | More by Giantspace
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JimmyTango

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-03-2012 23:51:52 | More by JimmyTango
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HOMEPL8

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-03-2012 20:57:29 | More by HOMEPL8
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jonvan04

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

Poured a orange/dark honey color with a thin white head. It had a grassy, piney hop aroma. The taste was balanced up front with some nice malty flavors and finished off with a refreshingly bitter flavor that lingers on the toungue. The body was appropriate to the style. It wasn't a hopbomb like I expected like most highly sought after IPAs are, but this was overall just a very well done beer. Nothing is overdone or overly assertive; it's just an above average IPA and an almost perfect example of the style.

01-02-2012 20:45:32 | More by jonvan04
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xpimptastikx

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-02-2012 16:24:27 | More by xpimptastikx
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-02-2012 06:02:54 | More by jsnoek
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BRLockwood

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-02-2012 03:35:29 | More by BRLockwood
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,014 ratings.