Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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10,415 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,415
Reviews: 2,117
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,052
Gots: 2,288 | FT: 41
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%

4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a oversized sniffter

Appearance : super clear orange in color with alot of bubbles is coming up from the bottom of my glass. A large white head forms and has nice retention. It settles to from a cap that lingers aroud before dissipating.

Smell : Lots of aromatic hoppy goodness. Tons of citrus and juniper aromas abound on the nose. You just know this is going to be good.

Taste : In a word- sublime ! Lots of fresh tasting hoppy goodness. Very nice malty sweetness also. The hop bitterness really dominates and lingers aroud for awhile. I just really enjoy drinking this wonderful beer.

Mouthfeel : medium bodied brew with lots of carbonation. Feels great going down.

Overall : I have been hooked on this beer ever since I received it as an extra in my first trade on BA. Always a solid choice if you're a hophead like me. Very consistent taste have yet to be let down by this brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of SteveGNC
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at Vintners. This is an excellent IPA. One of my top three in the category. The others being Bell's Hopslam and Dogfish Head's 90 minute. I think this compares very favorably to Hopslam. At least on the East coast you can't get this beer all the time. Great head and appearance - lovely golden color. Fruity aroma with a hint of hops. The taste is fantastic, not too bitter, just the right amount of fruit/sweetness to offset the bitterness from the hops. Overall a wonderful IPA.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,415 ratings.