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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

10,707 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,707
Reviews: 2,188
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,112
Gots: 2,607 | FT: 50
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:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 04-02-2006

Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.
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Photo of justjonas
3.17/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a well balanced beer, but nothing really pops for me in this one anymore. I enjoyed the grapefruit variant very much. However I think the price of this standard edition is a bit much when compared to similar offerings.

Photo of JavaNoire
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach1719
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LightlyChilled
4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I dont like many IPAs but this might just be my favorite beer. Yes, my favorite beer.

Photo of Jcparkerwi
4.94/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of twb0392
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spreetaper
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bound4er
3.79/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

BP just arrived in WI - this was bottled on 1/17 so it's really fresh. Light amber appearance with a nice two finger white head that laces great. Smell is a combination of bready malt and dank, weedy hops. Very nice. Tastes of malt, hop oils, pine, earth and a hint of citrus. Lingers quite long on the palate. Mouth feel is spot as is the carbonation. Overall I like this beer but am not blown away by it. The taste just doesn't live up to the hype and at $15 a 6-pack this will be a "once in a while" purchase for me.

Photo of CJRubes
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wkosturko1
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeph222
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this here in Pittsburgh. Not sure how fresh it was, but it was damn good. This beer stays with you in memory. The taste is just fantastic. I would love to be able to try it fresh, I'm sure it would be unbelievable. Expensive here at 20 bucks a sixer.

Photo of CayseyW
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KruelAid
4.87/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LostHighway
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elroacho
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Shinck14
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LTAmIPA
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bjcomm96
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of wallbj
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prop28WasBetter
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbrewer_zb
3.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,707 ratings.