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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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10,695 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,695
Reviews: 2,185
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,108
Gots: 2,592 | 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.
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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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.

Photo of bcsteve89
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
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Hazy honey orange with a few bubbles rising to a single finger of white head with beautiful lacing.

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

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

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

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
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
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%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Seattleman
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A great citrusy IPA from a great brewery. Grapefruit-IPA with a clean appearance and superb taste. Would be a great introduction to what West Coast IPA brewers are shooting for. The beer more than lives up to its reputation as an absolutely outstanding IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,695 ratings.