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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

8,212 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,212
Reviews: 1,968
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 852
Gots: 1,177 | 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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cmq103

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

02-21-2014 00:22:46 | More by cmq103
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HungusBTBrew

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-20-2014 20:50:44 | More by HungusBTBrew
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful, clear, amber color to a tall, thick head, slowly settling to a creamy collar and leaving nice lacing. The aroma was big and hoppy less grapefruit and citrus to me though and more spicy, floral notes. The taste followed suite with some nice malty sweetness at first but quickly transitioning to spicy, floral hops with hints of pine and citrus rind. The finish is very dry and smacks of American bittering hops. Medium carbonation and body fit for style and keep the beer light and refreshing. Overall an excellent IPA, although much more floral and spice than the fruity citrus I was expecting from reading other descriptions (not a fault, just surprised).

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 20:15:51 | More by mtomlins
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nickpro


4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

02-20-2014 07:00:07 | More by nickpro
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01001111

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-20-2014 06:59:25 | More by 01001111
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fellowrs

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-20-2014 03:06:20 | More by fellowrs
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-20-2014 00:35:21 | More by FrankShirley
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Getalegup

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-19-2014 22:49:27 | More by Getalegup
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steveh916

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-19-2014 20:44:29 | More by steveh916
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JulianC

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-19-2014 15:44:45 | More by JulianC
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Eric15

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-19-2014 14:42:43 | More by Eric15
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ChiliSauce

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

02-19-2014 13:24:09 | More by ChiliSauce
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Charliechu

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

02-19-2014 05:37:25 | More by Charliechu
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EchoParker

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-18-2014 22:09:41 | More by EchoParker
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jopezu

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

02-18-2014 22:09:24 | More by jopezu
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Benfi

Denmark

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

02-18-2014 20:34:43 | More by Benfi
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mabmab67

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-18-2014 12:48:41 | More by mabmab67
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Craigwinchell


5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-18-2014 05:34:08 | More by Craigwinchell
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HOPTOMIC_BOMB

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

02-18-2014 05:25:04 | More by HOPTOMIC_BOMB
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BreweryRun

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

02-18-2014 05:20:16 | More by BreweryRun
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap; poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - bubbly gold; modest white head that leaves solid lacing.
Smell - the citrus hops, mango and apricot grabs your attention and your senses; well done!
Taste - that's good; follows the nose brilliantly! More please!
Feel - an IPA like it should be; hop forward, but not overly aggressive, well balanced and easy drinking!
Overall - available in a 12 pack and in a can, bonus!

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2014 02:38:16 | More by DenverHopHead
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magnusdave

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-18-2014 02:10:11 | More by magnusdave
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Jlu73183

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-18-2014 01:26:47 | More by Jlu73183
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bryc9194

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-18-2014 01:20:22 | More by bryc9194
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-17-2014 19:58:35 | More by jaymo18
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,212 ratings.