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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

9,048 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,048
Reviews: 2,009
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 929
Gots: 1,599 | FT: 49
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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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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XXVII

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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Genx

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-15-2014 04:00:16 | More by Genx
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fpdoty

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

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Gunch52

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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chrob757

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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Georgia

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Mullen2525

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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rolltide

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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Danfransisco

Massachusetts

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Rimbimhoot

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

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jshusc

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-14-2014 15:32:05 | More by jshusc
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kushon1212

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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nicole309

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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swedishmailman

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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chadski

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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EdTheEdge

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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MisSigsFan

California

4.78/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a golden amber color with a thin, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves good lacing. Smell is mostly fruity and citrusy and bits of pine. This is probably one of the more tropical fruit centered West Coast IPAs I've had. Taste is very forward with tropical fruit and citrus. A bit of pine bite towards the end. Just a bit of sweetness at the end. Just the right amount. The bitterness is not overpowering whatsoever. Mouth is extremely smooth, crisp, and light, with about average carbonation. This is not your typical pine bomb of an IPA. Overall, a great IPA, one of the best.

Also, to Dave39 saying that Sculpin isn't fresh outside of California. I bought a 6 pack of cans two days ago and they're all dated towards the end of March. I'd say that's pretty fresh.

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dleiner

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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pfcorsar

Indiana

4/5  rDev -9.3%

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Scott1970

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Gaddabble

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.3%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Edvice04

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-13-2014 15:32:36 | More by Edvice04
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,048 ratings.