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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

8,415 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,415
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 873
Gots: 1,269 | 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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nut

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-03-2014 13:45:46 | More by nut
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jon7017

California

2.75/5  rDev -37.6%

03-03-2014 06:33:10 | More by jon7017
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BmunchH

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-03-2014 05:09:24 | More by BmunchH
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ojodetigre

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-03-2014 04:29:26 | More by ojodetigre
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FightinIrish88

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-03-2014 03:45:51 | More by FightinIrish88
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WildMaverick1200

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15%

03-03-2014 03:40:17 | More by WildMaverick1200
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-03-2014 02:55:36 | More by Mack
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VTBrewHound

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-03-2014 02:01:00 | More by VTBrewHound
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-03-2014 00:24:02 | More by Steve_Trick
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-02-2014 23:40:33 | More by jpd7374
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Diplomat11

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-02-2014 22:42:10 | More by Diplomat11
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brmachine

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-02-2014 21:48:12 | More by brmachine
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NickBeery

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-02-2014 19:16:41 | More by NickBeery
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-02-2014 18:27:23 | More by Ewhite2121
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Ejayz

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-02-2014 17:37:00 | More by Ejayz
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bearmcnair

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15%

03-02-2014 12:41:29 | More by bearmcnair
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gobrewsome

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-02-2014 05:24:06 | More by gobrewsome
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Liondiscs

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-02-2014 04:57:26 | More by Liondiscs
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fps_dean

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange color.

The aroma of this beer is very mild, but pleasant. It smells fairly piney and fruity.

The beer itself tastes like piney hops... and grapefruit. I have had the habanero version previously, and the habaneros added their own fruity flavor but took away from the holiness of the beer itself. With the plain version of itself, the hops are a lot stronger and the flavor profile is improved (and believe me, I do love the flavor of habaneros too).

Overall this might be my favorite IPA without going into double territory and will definitely be picking it up again, although not as much as I like due to the price.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 04:53:16 | More by fps_dean
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-02-2014 04:04:19 | More by xShoWTeKx
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broadway848

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-02-2014 03:42:13 | More by broadway848
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Butch_DeadLift

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-01-2014 23:16:49 | More by Butch_DeadLift
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ksimons

New York

4.06/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a clear light orange amber with two fingers worth of white head that sticks to the glass

S-pale malt backbone with citric hops and light sweet fruit

T-taste still has the pale malt backbone but the hops really comes out in the taste more. Citrus hops, lemon zest, and pine.

M-medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall a really hop forward IPA, very enjoyable, very easy to drink

Serving type: can

03-01-2014 21:54:28 | More by ksimons
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Buckeye_Bill

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-01-2014 21:46:52 | More by Buckeye_Bill
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Wilmo831

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-01-2014 20:44:38 | More by Wilmo831
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,415 ratings.