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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

10,953 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,953
Reviews: 2,243
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,153
Gots: 2,823 | 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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,953 | Reviews: 2,243 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of smaddock
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

One of the few best examples of an IPA. It hits all the right notes, stings when it's supposed to, is fruity and wonderful at the right points as well.

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

Photo of howardbr7
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

one of the best IPA in the mkt

Photo of Buck89
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,953 ratings.