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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

8,417 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,417
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 872
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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fivealive

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-05-2014 14:57:12 | More by fivealive
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samtrillo

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

03-05-2014 06:14:11 | More by samtrillo
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Bringthebeards

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-05-2014 05:45:45 | More by Bringthebeards
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Miles228

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-05-2014 01:13:42 | More by Miles228
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mwalkup55

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-05-2014 00:04:09 | More by mwalkup55
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averagejake872

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-04-2014 22:18:06 | More by averagejake872
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JohnnyNicks

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-04-2014 22:00:08 | More by JohnnyNicks
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ATK

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-04-2014 19:44:23 | More by ATK
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-04-2014 18:37:07 | More by RBorsato
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tjsmith910

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-04-2014 18:14:44 | More by tjsmith910
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lakeylake

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-04-2014 16:57:23 | More by lakeylake
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tsp247

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-04-2014 16:57:06 | More by tsp247
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Jay43613

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best IPA I have ever tasted. Sculpin captures the bitter that I look for in every IPA. The smell and flavor are perfect. The color adds to it. The head when you pour it does not over-flow, and there is no stale taste to it by any means. If you are looking for perfection in an IPA this beverage is for you.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 14:30:32 | More by Jay43613
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mblk6062

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-04-2014 06:09:09 | More by mblk6062
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JesusApodaca

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-04-2014 04:43:14 | More by JesusApodaca
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-04-2014 03:17:03 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Christian220

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-04-2014 00:59:29 | More by Christian220
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-03-2014 22:57:17 | More by JohnathanColeman
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PatB1987

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-03-2014 22:15:22 | More by PatB1987
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-03-2014 21:42:44 | More by TriageStat
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ItyMeuh

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-03-2014 21:25:02 | More by ItyMeuh
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden pour, with just a touch of amber, coupled with a very nice head and long lasting lacing. The nose is a complex blend of grapefruit, mango and other sweet tropicals against a subtle spruce. Light medium body with a smooth texture. The carbonation level is a touch above normal. The outstanding flavor profile is expertly complex and follows the nose. Grapefruit leads then flows into the sweeter hop flavors. In the middle the biscuit malt comes through against a subtle spruce flavor. The finish effervesces into a grapefruit bitter tartness over a caramel sweetness. This is an outstanding complex hop flavor bomb.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 20:54:29 | More by tillmac62
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delaced21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-03-2014 20:39:02 | More by delaced21
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SSS

Quebec (Canada)

4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

S-light sweet IPA aroma
A-never left the bottle!
T-there is a nutty spicy note to the taste if this beer, almost like a smoke or porter, richness.goodbitterness with a hint of sweet.
M-good carbonation.
O- highly recommended. Very drinkable with a rich feel and full of flavour.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 20:18:07 | More by SSS
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ACarp

New York

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-03-2014 18:46:39 | More by ACarp
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,417 ratings.