Sculpin
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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From:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #11
ABV:
7%
Score:
97
Ranked #581
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 9.82%
Reviews:
2,628
Ratings:
14,655
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 04, 2024
Added:
Apr 02, 2006
Wants:
  1,596
Gots:
  6,200
Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.
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Rated: 4.47 by eak3 from Missouri

Feb 04, 2024
 
Rated: 4.15 by gongfu from Connecticut

Jan 31, 2024
 
Rated: 4.46 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Jan 30, 2024
 
Rated: 4.36 by Smithbo from Pennsylvania

Jan 01, 2024
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Rated by jbolger from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Classic West Coast IPA. Prefer the Grapefruit version. Would be a favorite if they distributed in CT.
Dec 30, 2023
 
Rated: 3.77 by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

Dec 06, 2023
 
 
Rated: 4.5 by Nyoder

Nov 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.58 by owenmeaney from District of Columbia

Nov 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Danmooney40 from Virginia

4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
One of the first IPAs I ever drank many years back. What I now know as a WCIPA . It started me down the path in the right way. I haven't been able to find it on the East Coast in recent years.

From can poured into a 10 oz pub glass, showed a 2 finger head that lingered. A dark golden colored .

Still as good as I remembered.
Oct 14, 2023
 
Rated: 4.18 by rajreddy from Tennessee

Oct 02, 2023
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Reviewed by nwalke16 from Michigan

4.84/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I haven't reviewed this beer yet on here, but the last time I had Sculpin IPA was seven months ago and it's still as great as I remembered. This is what I am looking for in a West Coast style IPA and it is the best one. It is hoppy, yet the most nicely well balanced flavor that I crave for when trying an IPA. I highly recommend buying this one if you can't get it at Ballast Brewery.
Sep 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Burrocreek from Arizona

4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This beer, and Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, are the best two widely distributed old school IPAs in America. This one leans bitter and the other leans sweet. Both are exceptional and difficult to surpass. Cheers!
Sep 06, 2023
 
Rated: 4.17 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by eWell

4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
It’s my favorite among American IPAs. Has slightly sour taste but comes across as very fruity. Unfortunately, this beer (and the grapefruit version, which is perhaps the even more gifted sibling) is hardly ever available around where I live.
Aug 23, 2023
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Rated by soma5 from Texas

5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is a ridiculously good beer. Unfortunately we can't seem to get it any more here in Texas. Bottles are always better than cans.
Aug 21, 2023
 
Rated: 4.43 by Sambio19

Aug 13, 2023
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Reviewed by AlvinBunk from California

3.4/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pour clear and golden, but the head doesn't last long.
Aromas of apples and light flowery, with medum strength.
Taste is juicy enough, but I'm getting a bit of harshness, like carbonation. I don't get the high ratings of this one?
Not very thick in the mouth. Feels like carbonation when you leave on your tongue.

Overall - i will not buy this one again. Just not that impressed.
Aug 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Caoimhin from Pennsylvania

4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
This is the best West Coast American IPA I have ever had. The hops taste crisp and go great with food - particularly crabs, fried seafood, and steak. Truly a world class beer!
Jul 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4.74 by Jb80va from Virginia

Jul 16, 2023
Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 14655 ratings