Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.

Added by brentk56 on 04-02-2006

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Photo of KTCamm
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%

Ballast sculpin. Pours copper color big foam and lacing. Subtle grapefruit nose and citrus. Surround of bitter with a light sweet malt below. Lemon rind bitter finish. All good. 4 4 45 4 425

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Photo of nobadeer
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Davcor3750
4.9/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Rathattack75
5/5  rDev +14.4%

This is the best IPA I've ever consumed. In fact, it turned me into an IPA man! I crave the hops finish at times which has never seemed like a possibility before.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of IanMcGuire
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MikeAllen
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of DrewBest
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours a lovely hazy orange with a dense and compact head that leaves some lovely lacing all down the glass.
The aroma is awesome, I could smell it as soon as a I popped the cap. Lots of citrus and a hint of pine.
The taste is excellent! A big bitter bite with lots of fruit -- orange juice and pith, tropical fruits, a little pine and some sweet malt below. A nice finishing piney dryness.
Overall, just a top-notch IPA.

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Photo of Shaunbkgb
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of redmeadow
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IndoorMule
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Bmm281
3/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of David_Menendez
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mja234555
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Mikedhoppy
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Slackjaw
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of lovinchimay
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of permian-boozer
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Joe1001
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.96/5  rDev +13.5%

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4.68/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Rod_J
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,863 ratings.
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