Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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world-class

10,423 Ratings
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Ratings: 10,423
Reviews: 2,119
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,051
Gots: 2,299 | FT: 41
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:
Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 04-02-2006)
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Photo of smanders
3.99/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 16oz wide-mouth Ball jar.

A - Pours a beautiful honey color with a soft, white head. Web-like lacing.

S - Grapefruit and pine with a medley of tropical fruit. The citrus really whets the appetite!

T - Fruity hops up front that give way to a smooth malt follow through. Light, clean, and refreshing.

M - medium-bodied with a slightly oily texture.

Drinkability - Yum! If you love citrus-forward IPAs you will love Sculpin. Unfortunately, this ale is priced out of the "everyman" budget; $10.99 for a 22oz bomber---Please!

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Fcip78
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I gave a bottle of Scuplin to my friend, whom never had it before, and he commented to me the next day that it was like this giant pint of grapefruit. That sums up why Scuplin is one of my favorites. There are plenty of IPAs with hop additions and grains that are similar to Scuplin, but never quite hit the bullseye like Scuplin. It really nice West Coast style ale, but gives the grapefruit hop aromas just the right finish, so as not to underwhelm or have that one note hop taste. Fantastic beer and highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Kevin-Wieken
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sculpin IPA
Ballast Point Brewing Company, California
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Appearance
Hazy honey orange with a few bubbles rising to a single finger of white head with beautiful lacing.

Smell
Grapefruit (duh), grassy, little bit of bread, tropical fruit peel, little dank.

Taste
Wow - a creamy IPA! lots of tropical fruit, pine resin, earthy bitter.

Mouth-feel
Light to Medium body, super drinkable, unexpectedly creamy, good lingering bitter.

Overall
Very good representative for West Coast IPA's. Extremely drinkable and well versed in hops usage.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of nreynoso90
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of our favorite IPAs, always pick up a 6 pack or bomber of this fantastic beer when we get the chance. We recently visited this brewery last month, and even went on a tour. A solid brewery definitely. As far as Sculpin goes, a wonderful west coast IPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Vogey77
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Good sized head with an amazing amber color. Smells of citrus and hops. Goes down smooth., great mouthfeel. By far one of the better IPA's I have ever had. My first time experiencing a Ballast Point beer and was very impressed. Worth the price point.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,423 ratings.