1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

9,644 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,644
Reviews: 2,055
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 978
Gots: 1,871 | FT: 40
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sculpin IPA Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 9,644 | Reviews: 2,055 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Naidu91
5/5  rDev +13.4%

This one sold me on west coast IPAs

Naidu91, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of jrein0254
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

jrein0254, 49 minutes ago
Photo of TheWiredDJ
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

TheWiredDJ, Yesterday at 06:25 PM
Photo of Worstplace
3.8/5  rDev -13.8%

Worstplace, Yesterday at 06:25 PM
Photo of jyacco15
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

jyacco15, Yesterday at 05:28 PM
Photo of Tylertut
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%

Tylertut, Yesterday at 03:11 PM
Photo of Webbey
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Webbey, Yesterday at 12:41 PM
Photo of The_Mike_Hay
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%

The_Mike_Hay, Yesterday at 07:57 AM
Photo of Jules07
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Great well rounded taste

Jules07, Yesterday at 04:42 AM
Photo of alanamato
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

alanamato, Yesterday at 04:39 AM
Photo of jufheil
1/5  rDev -77.3%

Really, this beer is not good. Aftertaste is like fish, its namesake. Not crisp, not refreshing, not sessionable like a west coast IPA. I don't know how it even falls in this class. Its bad fruity with a bad aftertaste.

jufheil, Yesterday at 02:37 AM
Photo of jmryan8
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

jmryan8, Yesterday at 12:41 AM
Photo of rondiablo
5/5  rDev +13.4%

rondiablo, Sunday at 09:10 PM
Photo of Yancey82
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Yancey82, Sunday at 08:45 PM
Photo of Fishhella
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%

Fishhella, Sunday at 06:51 PM
Photo of MegFiscella
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%

MegFiscella, Sunday at 06:50 PM
Photo of acycler
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%

acycler, Sunday at 06:16 PM
Photo of DaveHopSculp
3.75/5  rDev -15%

Sculpin has 3 things that play against it: One, no obvious freshness date, which reveals an inconsistency of product. I honestly forget what good, fresh Scupin tastes like. I'm sure it was good, but cmon, get a freshness date clearly marked on your bottle so I don't have to fuck around. Second, it's way overpriced compared to Bell's Two Hearted Ale, and the Noda Hop, Drop & Roll, which are IPA staples, and competing for my business for that style in my area.. Third, when you have other fresh beers that are very good, and this one isn't fresh, your taste buds begin to tell you that the other's are better, even if they may not be all things being equal fresh Sculpin vs. fresh Two Hearted vs. fresh Hop Drop. You guys need to fix this. I already complained about this, and received free beer, but the issue has still not been rectified.

DaveHopSculp, Sunday at 05:29 AM
Photo of johnny_c
4.5/5  rDev +2%

johnny_c, Sunday at 04:21 AM
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,644 ratings.