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 Root
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Elibrewman
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tarrbaby
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Best IPA Ive ever had.

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Photo of Ricochet
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Light, murky orange/amber. No head, little lace. Poured like water
S: First impression was "I'm in it to win it." A little tar, grapefruit, sweet smelling. Inviting to say the least.
F: Watery and bitter. Lasting faint bitter. Like I've been eating fruit loops.
T: All of the above. Juicy Fruit. Fruit Loops. A touch of grapefruit equal with tar blends 50/50. Fruity bitter with no unpleasant flavors. Almost juice like, pulp free juice.
O: So it seems this is well worth the ratings it's received. It's not as raw as SN Torpedo, but it seems what they went for they got in this one. Not too much of one or the other, and exceeding at everything. Glad my local now carries it.

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Photo of Tobes181
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of GrayWolf1766
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.2/5  rDev -26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of solotruck
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Great smell right from open. Had one in a pint glass, and one straight from the can. Suggest the can.

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Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BestIPAs
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.31/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.32/5  rDev -24%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of tbraun1
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

A: Rich, foamy, white head that leaves concentric lace rings. The brew itself has just the slightest bit of haze, but it is barely there. Rich, light copper hue.

S: I smell grapefruit straightaway. You just know this is going to be a tasty AIPA.

T: Taste is supremely well balanced. Big citrus. Very smooth malt accompaniment, hint of sweet breadyness. Not too bitter.

M: Fantastic. Not too carbonated, not too silky. Just right.

O: I could drink this all day. A prime AIPA that everyone should try. Prost!

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3.52/5  rDev -19.5%

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4.76/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Rule870
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Drewz
3.44/5  rDev -21.3%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,814 ratings.
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