Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
13,787
Reviews:
2,480
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,482
Gots:
5,638
For Trade:
43
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.32/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -6.6%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely aroma and hop notes, but it's too bitter for my liking.

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3.52/5  rDev -19.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

One of the greats

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.08/5  rDev -29.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Normally, when you get a beer as hyped as this one, it is nearly impossible for the beer to meet expectations. Not so with Sculpin. It is pretty damn close to perfect. Just buy it.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,787 ratings.
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