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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

9,295 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,295
Reviews: 2,029
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 954
Gots: 1,709 | FT: 46
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%

BillDrinksBeer, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

beerman999999, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of peensteen
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Phyl21ca.

Hazy pale golden colour, one finger white head sticky with some lace. Smell is of citrus and lots of hops, pineapple, grapefruit, some pine to a lesser extent, bready malt backbone, lemony scents as well. Taste is quite bitter, citrus, more pine than the nose would let you believe, grapefruit, mango and pineapple, lemon in the finish, malt is in check but second (or third) to the hop profile here. Mouthfeel is a bit light, light car, light-med body, some oils on the tongue as well. Good IPA, hits the mark on many things I like in an IPA, would have again gladly, solid stuff.

peensteen, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Odysseyalien, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

kramerboy, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

PuckPuck, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

dylnthmsn, Dec 16, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

darkmoon66, Dec 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Centennial, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Mag00n, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

dsauter, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

CummingsK21, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

jophish17, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

smcgowan70, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

photomike, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

jtk, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

FubarPilsner, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

wchris21, Dec 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

CaptainNomihodai, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

JonBoy47, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

ipa247, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of nickfl
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, copper colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice, thick lace.

S - Sweet, fruity hops with notes of orange and mango as well as a sweaty note in the background. Lots of bready malt and toffee as well.

T - Sweet malt and orange hops up front. Lots of sugary toffee in the middle with pine, orange, and mango hop flavors. The beer finishes with rich, sweet malt and some caramel with lingering mango and orange from the hops.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Thick, rich, and impeccably well balanced. The fruity hop profile works very well with the malt and provides just enough bitterness to keep it drinkable. Not as pungently hoppy as some other west coast IPAs, but it is round and smooth in a way that you almost never see in this style while also expressing a really excellent hop profile.

nickfl, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of dogbones
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Perfect clear amber gold with a hint of orange. Nice head from the tap and decent lacing that sticks around when the beer is long gone

Smell: Very mild grapefruit aroma with a small hint of pine. Mildly aromatic like a pine car air freshener.

Taste: Nicely bitter with a burst of citrus and pine. The taste linger well after a swallow.

Mouthfeel: Thin on the tongue with lots of carbonation.

Overall: A very nice IPA that goes down smooth and will sneak on you in a hurry!

dogbones, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

penginpunk, Dec 12, 2011
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,295 ratings.