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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

10,980 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,980
Reviews: 2,245
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,159
Gots: 2,852 | 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: 10,980 | Reviews: 2,245 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Thebird79
4.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of sethmcconkey
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Photo of Steve_sully
4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AbbeyZ
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BBS323
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of gallagk
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgallagher3
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Rfm4000
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

great IPA, cant go wrong with this. Very smooth

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

I poured my beer into a pint glass, which poured smooth with little foam/head. The golden body and citrus and hops smell seems light and aromatic.

Taking my first sip was what I expected from an IPA, but the finish of citrus notes was an unexpected ending but finished the sip nicely. Definitely a smooth and flavorful body and something I could enjoy through out the night!

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

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,980 ratings.