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Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
4.39/5
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13,970 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#247
Reviews:
2,497
Ratings:
13,970
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,503
Gots:
5,804
Trade:
43
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Ratings: 13,970 |  Reviews: 2,497
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -37.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sixer sold from NJWineseller in Cranford.

Pours like liquid gold, thin but intricate lacing all the way down.

Smellls like pine, hops, floral

Taste like grapefruit, more pine, citrus, hops, very little alcohol for 8%ABV

medium-bodied mouthfeel, not ultra effervescent nor super creamy.

a great IPA, fruity and piney and all the things a good, balanced IPA should be. I could drink a few of these in one sitting. Well done, Ballast Point.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Vogt52
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a moderately thick head that lingered.

Wonderful smell of citrus and floral aromas

Nice hop flavor, not too bitter, grapefruit/citrus aftertaste

Overall, a very good IPA that I will definitely have again. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13,970 ratings
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