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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

10,668 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,668
Reviews: 2,184
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,096
Gots: 2,571 | 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.
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Ratings: 10,668 | Reviews: 2,184 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of S_Hersh
1.69/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Really weak all the way around

Photo of boocie
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

So much flavor and so drinkable. Very nice balance of flavors and perfectly smooth. I would drink this everyday.

Photo of Ale_Dog
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my go to beer and if I had to pick one beer to drink that is readily available this would be it.
Pours a nice gold / honey color with two fingers of white head. As I drink from glass there is nice lacing that is left behind.
A great smelling beer with hops and citrus at the front.
Tastes like the perfect IPA plenty of hop flavor followed by the citrus.
A great beer and what I would use as an example of a west coast IPA.

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

Photo of Alecmedeiros
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZBR101
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trooper92292
4.82/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is definitely a classic IPA. Not too hoppy, large aromas of fruit. I can drink this anytime. Perfect for any meal and not too rich on flavor and taste. In my top 10 for IPAs.

Photo of Mattmchale
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Gasc0igne
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boomer4ES
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTLDOG
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This ranks near the top of the list for American IPA for me. Poured from a can into a tulip. Nice gold color with copper highlights with 2 fingers of white head. Light lacing. Smells grapefruit, some floral notes. Tastes of citrus, earthy hops, maybe a little peach. Mouthfeel is medium but kind of creamy. Good carbonation with some bite. Well balanced beer, full of flavor. Nice clean hoppy finish. A great beer

Photo of 1koolrule
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I have always wanted to try this but, never like the price. Has a very balanced taste. A mild fruity and citrus feel. Easy to drink. Nice color. Not overly bitter.
Overall, a great "Go To" IPA.

Photo of X3LIX
4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crc1935
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Picked up a pack of this from a local beer store and am very glad I did! Very unique taste. One of the more memorable IPAs I've had.

Photo of Wiffler27
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 716gibbs
4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of buzzarooski
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thank You Sir.....May I have another!

Photo of kogutmic
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chart813
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,668 ratings.