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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

10,930 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,930
Reviews: 2,237
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,150
Gots: 2,802 | 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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,930 | Reviews: 2,237 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of h4ger
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chrisman52
3.22/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Way too piney.
Great delivery with a bad execution

Photo of R11415
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gogetemgeter
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lock
3.92/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I can quickly think of five lesser ranked beers that taste better than this.

Photo of thisXwar
4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of detroitpat
3.87/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmorris2399
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Awesome IPA base then add habanero peppers. Huge Chile flavor with enough spice to make it interesting. Pair it with tacos, and it makes perfect sense. It's definitely not a beer you can drink all day, but one you must try if you love spice.

Photo of rocklayer2
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic smooth taste in every bottle. Highly recommend!!

Photo of TheBeerBadBoy
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bp4171
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigJace21
4.99/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fan frickin tastic! Very sessionable.

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of funjack5150
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For some reason, the first time I tried this beer. I didn't like it at all..... Then I had a Grapefruit Sculpin and loved that!! So then I had a Habanero Sculpin and I really liked that. So then I went to Buffalo Wild Wings and had a Sculpin IPA on tab and loved it!! Go figure....

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LanguedocRocks
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I mean, is a review really needed at this point? This is a world class IPA that will stand the test of time. Enough said.

Photo of tomb_ride
3.73/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

One of the best year round IPA's!

Photo of Erinmystic
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Everything an IPA should be. Great flavor

Photo of pmbasile06
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Acemcdill
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tommy5
3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JParlow
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tellytell
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 10,930 ratings.