Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
4.38/5
Outstanding
14,348 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:
#463
Reviews:
2,555
Ratings:
14,348
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
1,542
Gots:
6,064
Trade:
41
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 14,348 |  Reviews: 2,555
Photo of Willyisanimrod
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Pours dark and clear. Nose is fruit rather than hops. Decent flavor, good not great.

84 characters

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

Photo of Clemson_OB
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sumnerw
3.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zopilote
4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Druid_51
3.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Koppjp
3.58/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

It's a little hopier than I like in an IPA, but pretty good. Since it's widely available, I consider it the "benchmark" IPA, pretty much what an IPA should be.

 159 characters

Photo of eternalsoundscape
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of edineen416
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hop forward IPA with a fruity aroma. Leaves a heavy lace in the glass. A tasty, standard IPA.

93 characters

Photo of mmoore9363
3.99/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ale_Lover
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft in a Pint Glass
Look - Mostly clear, golden color with thick foam head, good lacing on glass
Smell - Nice fruity aroma . Not much else there. Fairly sweet.
Taste - Not quite orange juice, but the tangerine flavor. Hop bitterness only comes in at the very end and in aftertaste but this isn't really bitter. Carbonation medium. Fairly drinkable for an IPA with a very nice flavor profile.

Very decent product.
Grade is A

 427 characters

Photo of PMakowski
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - Very clear filtered golden colored, thick foam head and lots of glass lacing
Smell - I don't think it can be better for an IPA, outstanding juicy aroma with ripe sweet tropical fruit. It really makes me feel like it's summer.
Taste - Very sweet and sugary. Lots of juicy tropical fruit and piney hop resin. I don't find this to have a grapefruit flavor, rather it's sweet mango and peach followed by pine tree, the flavors never combine, to me anyways. Carbonation is just medium. Medium bodied, but fairly drinkable. Bitterness may seem strong to those that don't drink much of these types of beers, but to me it's perfectly balanced, not too bitter.

Overall, there is a reason this is expensive and now i know why, hands down the best IPA i have tasted, so fresh and juicy. And it's not super filling which is great, looking forward to buying more. Grade is A+

 898 characters

Photo of timlyon
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.59/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

De Espuma - Tienda de Cerveza. En copa Teku. Jugando a Avernum 6. Bastante amargota, con notas citricas y pinaceas. Limpia en boca, aunque algo jabonosa, con cierto aire industrial. Largo retrogusto amargo

 205 characters

Photo of Kopterito
3.33/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Richardalways21
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth light and delicious. Very good IPA. Just a little short on distinctive taste

85 characters

Photo of orcafella
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustCamIt
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gmale9000
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sullymsu
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jguzman718
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jjl329
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMC43
4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 14,348 ratings