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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

9,319 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,319
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 954
Gots: 1,723 | 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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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

OBIrish24, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

phils93rul, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Shilt, Dec 26, 2011
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1/5  rDev -77.3%

optik, Dec 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -32%

JohnK17, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

cannabanaceae, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of harrymel
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was assured this bottle is fresh from the brewery in the last couple weeks. I will take their word for it, as the brewery does not believe this is information which is pertinent to pass on.

A: Copper with a finger of white foam over an ale with excellent clarity. The cap falls to a ring and central dome in a minute or so leaving behind soapy spots of lace.
S: Tropical fruits, grapefruit, some resin. Sweet malts and hints of cotton candy. I'm surprised at how sweet this smells actually.
T: Again, sweet. I'm getting a interesting cherry ice cream flavor; which I really dig. Theres a good amount of the tropical fruit still going on here - some mango and pineapple.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carb and a semi slick finish.
O: Really a nice IPA. I like the limited ABV (relatively), and the ability to pack a substantially sexy amount of hops in the beer. A really complex and intriguing hop presence with layers of flavors. This was worth seeking.

harrymel, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

duff247, Dec 24, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 23, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear copper look. Very little head.

S - I love the smell. Citrus hops all the way through and maybe some grapefruit. Just a very nice aroma.

T - Hops are there but very balanced and you get them towards the finish of the beer. This one is kinda like Knuckle Sandwich's little brother.

M - Pretty light but has some weight to it.

O - A very good IPA that is very easy to drink. This one lives up to the reviews I have seen.

Popp24, Dec 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

smutty33, Dec 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

kmatlack, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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IMTHOMAS, Dec 22, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice golden orange with a decent-sized white head and strong lacing.

S: Crisp, clean piney aroma with hints of citrus, not very strong.

T/M: Bitter hops right up front, a little citrusy, slightly spicy to give a tingling sensation on the lips.

O: This is a solid IPA, a very good and standard example of the style.

sevenarts, Dec 22, 2011
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,319 ratings.