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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

10,947 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,947
Reviews: 2,241
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,152
Gots: 2,814 | FT: 49
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,947 | Reviews: 2,241 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mschipper
3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jefftennis
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timontheroad
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Amber-orange color, clear. Nice two finger, thick white head, nice lacing
Smell: Huge citrus, especially grapefruit, and piney aromas. Some slight sweetness in the nose as well.
Taste: grapefruit, orange peel, piney flavors, with a nice malt backbone, pretty well balanced.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, very creamy, slightly dry finish.
Overall: damn good IPA, first time I've been able to try a really fresh one. When fresh, this is one of the best IPAs out there.

Photo of kdz1111
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Jens4212
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djazzg
4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JoelAK
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GOINBaCKWARDS
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

If you love spicy this is a great sipper. Had it on tap at O.C. which was perfect becuase one is just right!

Photo of Tery_Noseworthy
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steveheady
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of will_run_for_beer
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NSXAG
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bmeGT
3.73/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Honestly, I heard a lot about this beer so I ran to the nearest store to grab a 6er. I was quite disappointed. It's very pungent for an IPA.

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale orange in color, smells of mild grapefruit and floral aroma, bitter/spicy like aftertaste with mild carbonation. Goes down smooth. It's very good, but the grapefruit sculpin is better.

Photo of goalie35
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brett-drinks-beer
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite year round IPAs.

Photo of Eziel
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BMG5
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tholler1
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wrigfen
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyPalmer
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thebird79
4.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of sethmcconkey
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jhmiv
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,947 ratings.