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Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
4.39/5
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13,964 Ratings
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:
#247
Reviews:
2,496
Ratings:
13,964
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,502
Gots:
5,798
Trade:
43
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 13,964 |  Reviews: 2,496
Photo of DavetotheB
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anthony-s
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian1357
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hippern
4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marluc
3/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BenK34
3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of billydrinksbeer
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stubbzz04
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jerryboland17
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the best on tap; bottled or canned still pretty tasty

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Photo of whiskyecho
3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of s_minette
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danmagan69
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLS06
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of osseo222000
3.3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hjc
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gardner254
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Preluderl
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam671217
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmadsdbeer
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is fucking great

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Photo of Kmkapalka
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very clear gold color with a 2" head when poured from 12 oz can into 16 oz. glass. Very good balance of malt and hops lending to an exceptional smell and taste that stays with you. Can't always get here but sometimes when you ask nice it happens. I am going to be real nice to my retailer so I can get more of this . Cheers!

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Photo of Paul-G
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Winzlow
3.44/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A dishonest brew...it lies to you! The look and the smell are promising of an IPA that will be on the citrus side of things. Then, the pine cone explosion begins with the first sip. Nowhere near as good as the Grapefruit Sculpin.

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Photo of pinyin
3.39/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13,964 ratings
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