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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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9,420 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,420
Reviews: 2,047
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 961
Gots: 1,764 | FT: 42
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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4.68/5  rDev +6.1%

Bmftbl8, Sunday at 01:29 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

henshawb, Sunday at 12:45 AM
Photo of seymourcox
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best thing about this beer is the smell. Mrs. Cox said it smelled like grapefruit and if grapefruit were actually heavenly, that would be true. And, if grapefruit actually tasted heavenly, it would be true about the taste, too. The feel is soft and nice (oh yeah, that made sense). Lovely stuff.

seymourcox, Saturday at 11:58 PM
Photo of kathleenmwalsh
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Nice bitter brew but not sure it's really worth the high price tag ($19/6pk).

kathleenmwalsh, Saturday at 08:13 PM
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

oddlandf, Saturday at 05:28 PM
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3.92/5  rDev -11.1%

Adammleonard, Saturday at 05:38 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +3.4%

Finley020, Friday at 10:04 PM
Photo of Kyle424
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%

Kyle424, Friday at 08:49 PM
Photo of Samp01
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep golden amber with a medium off white head, light lacing. Aroma is a citrus grapefruit hops with a very good sweet caramel malt character. Taste is sweet caramel malt followed by some good citrus hops with some very good grapefruit tangy notes. A medium bodied brew has a smooth mouth feel and moderate carbonation, easy on the palate and taste buds. The finish is a well balanced combination of caramel malt and citrus hops with a bit of lingering grapefruit tangy flavor. Overall a solid, very good, tasty and enjoyable IPA

Samp01, Friday at 08:48 PM
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4.92/5  rDev +11.6%

gangstafaceclay, Friday at 08:34 PM
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4.2/5  rDev -4.8%

snlussier, Friday at 07:11 PM
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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%

rudeone, Friday at 05:29 AM
Photo of DriverB
5/5  rDev +13.4%

This beer is perfection and easy enough to drink pretty often. Complex with floral notes and well hopped.

DriverB, Friday at 04:01 AM
Photo of tsing
5/5  rDev +13.4%

This is my favorite IPA.

tsing, Friday at 01:18 AM
Photo of Halk
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Halk, Friday at 12:07 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +3.4%

Hallitaway, Thursday at 11:22 PM
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,420 ratings.