Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.

Added by brentk56 on 04-02-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#503
Reviews:
2,544
Ratings:
14,289
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
1,531
Gots:
6,006
Trade:
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Photo of Jakedrumz
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mctr234
4.07/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschamb1
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Berknerj
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTucker519
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattSchnipke91
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jonb0012
3.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VCH
3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobstopper15
4.99/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of elohim
3.84/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eychung
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wonizm
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of demonssouls
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UWDAWG
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A 12 ounce can poured into a IPA glass.

Look- Deep gold, above average head retention and lacing, no visible sediment.
Smell- Citrus, grapefruit, floral.
Taste- Grapefruit, citrus, lemon.
Feel- Thin body, average carbonation, slightly astringent finish.

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3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Flyte
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GIftofgod4u1
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just amazing beer

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Photo of ChristopherOrev
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I'm very picky when it comes to IPAs – it's all too easy to make a hoppy mess! – but Sculpin is one of the most consistently satisfying I've had the pleasure of drinking. When I'm not in a mood to experiment, it's my go-to IPA.

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Photo of hughesm12
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an excellent IPA! First had it with Julia in California, maybe Carlsbad, at a bar that had just okay food but it had this beer on tap, and I remembered it. Able to get it in bottles at Elkton, hooray!

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Photo of tzat
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryan4120
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - hazy, opaque golden with a medium off-white head that dissipates quickly but leaves behind a good amount of lacing.
S - piney, bitter hops along with sweet citrus up front. The smell is pretty prominent and refreshing.
T - Piney bitter hops up front and throughout mixed alongside notes of tropical fruits and citrus - tired together with a very slight malty backbone.
F - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth, somewhat creamy but somewhat crisp.
O - This is an incredible all arounder IPA - it's balanced quite nicely. It's a standard, no frills IPA, but it does everything it sets out to do, an needs to do to be a great IPA, very well. Can't believe I hadn't tried this one sooner.

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4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of singletary
3.38/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a bit hazy golden color with a small head. The smell is of citrus but not very much almost no smell at all. The taste is tropical fruit, grapefruit and maybe mango. Overall a nice IPA just not great.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 14,289 ratings