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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

10,082 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,082
Reviews: 2,091
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,002
Gots: 2,077 | FT: 43
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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4.5/5  rDev +2%

ErrandWolfe, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

RWACKO, Aug 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

HopBrain, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

ssimpson89, Aug 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

consumed on 6/29, while I was "on Hiatus." stopped by Blind Tiger while in NYC today

a - brew arrived in a pint glass and sported the classic IPA orange with a finger's worth of classic IPA off-white head.

s - smells of subdued piny hops with a nice malt backbone. very classic.

t - tast is just like the nose...piny hops with a balanced malt backbone. the pininess blends really nice with the malts for a hop dominated IPA, but extremely well balanced and classic to the core. simply a solid go to IPA.

m - mouth is smooth and easy drinking.

o - overall, this is a standard solid go-to IPA. not offending and a long time fan favorite. always tasty and enjoyable.

on-tap

cosmicevan, Aug 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

fehrminator, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of cfrances33
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Jose Pistolas in Philly on 7/6/12. Served in a tulip.

Pour: Mostly clear orange with a finger and a half white head. Recedes pretty quickly and isnt very sticky. Some lacing.

Smell: Lots of pine and caramel. Little bit of grapefruit in there too.

Taste: Piney bitterness with a substantial caramel sweetness. Little bit of citrus. Peppery bitterness to conclude.

Mouthfeel: Bready but refreshing. Coats the palate well. More of a DIPA body to it than a single IPA.

Overall: Maybe the best single IPA out there. Top 3 for sure.

cfrances33, Jul 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Jprebs, Jul 30, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer..got to try this few times,and each time it remains world class.its one of if not the most refreshing ipa you will ever have..smell is very fruity an has some pine tint to it..smooth on bite an leaves you wanting more and more..a bit pricey for some but worth it..world class beer an any ipa lover has got to try..

ipacrazy25, Jul 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

KZE80, Jul 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

shelby415, Jul 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

pepelemofo, Jul 29, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Banshee Pub...Scranton, PA. Served in a standard pint glass.

A: One finger white puffy head. Golden red body although tough to tell with colorblind eyes and low lighting. Slightly hazy. Head faded fairly quickly and left a thin cap.

S: Tropical fruit and citrus. A bit of sweetness. It’s colder than I’d prefer so I’m not sure that I’m getting the full aroma. What I do get is great though.

T: Heavy citrus and a real nice touch of hop spice. Hops completely overwhelm the malt and I don’t mind at all.

M: Body is medium. Drinkability pretty high for such a full flavored brew.

O: Love getting this on tap. Truly wonderful IPA.

mjtiernan, Jul 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Tpsauer, Jul 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

MichelleMC17, Jul 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

skylar, Jul 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

AZDanB, Jul 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

ipahead, Jul 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

WDJersey, Jul 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Gehrig13, Jul 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

narkotic, Jul 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

ellswrth, Jul 24, 2012
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,082 ratings.