Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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4.38/5
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14,247 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:
#278
Reviews:
2,536
Ratings:
14,247
pDev:
9.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,526
Gots:
5,967
Trade:
41
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Ratings: 14,247 |  Reviews: 2,536
Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Almighty1
3.83/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aficionado224
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

There have been many IPAs brewed by almost every home brewer and craft companies offering those brews for sale and this one is among a very few at the top of the list.

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Photo of chris826
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chantrycw
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mariahhu
3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf_sierra
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Clean and clear, darker amber.
Soft off Whit head.
Aroma is strong pleasant and citrus prominent.
Taste is straight west coast hop forward. Grapefruit is prominent, but earthy bitterness lingers.
Perfect slick mouth feel.
Outstanding.

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Photo of jykleo
3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Seems to molt smell than hop. But strong bitterness and weaker sweetness. Mid body.

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Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisterDigger
1.52/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I tried this highly rated IPA based upon the high number of reviews. This was my first and last brew from Ballast Point. If I wanted grapefruit in my drink, I would make a paloma from one of my fine tequilas. I am delving into craft beers very late in my life and this beer only backs up my theory that craft beers are for hipsters who have yet to graduate from snowball syrup to fine distilled spirits. I did find one great craft beer with Founders Centennial IPA and it's bye-bye Heineken for me.

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

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

Poured from a can into a pilsner glass, golden orange in color with a one-finger head with excellent lacing. The aroma is an intoxicating blend grapefruit with a little bit of Orange. The Taste is a full-bodied beer with grapefruit being the predominant flavor, with hints of Orange and maybe other Citrus in there as well. I am not a huge grapefruit fan so that is the only reason I did not give this a 4.5 on the taste. Very well put together beer that stays with you sits well on the tongue. Another highly-rated beer by the BA community that definitely delivered on the promise.

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Photo of kevintaraross
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

IPAs WITH ANY HINT OF CITRIS FRUIT... NOT SO MUCH....

Actually - pretty aweful in my (male taste bud’s) opinion.

This pretty awesome IPA is tasty and damn good looking beer.

Had it on draft in a warm pint glass at the end of June 2018.

Shocking good and will definitely be my go to IPA (** if the bottle/can tastes the same) for the summer months IF I can find it at my favorite B/W Store in Maryland.

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Photo of Vitalsigns
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThemThangs
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great nose. Tasting notes that make me think of citrus rind, some hints of pine and mango or pineapple maybe? Just the right amount of bitter and sweet.

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Photo of red_5_sooner
3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlatvakokko
3.6/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good IPA although a bit overrated. A touch of citrus, mostly grapefruit and slightly sweet with a mild bitter finish. I'd buy it again and for those who never tried it, give this one a twirl.

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Photo of epterina
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bb1322
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jen1234
4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stevoj
3.53/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure what all the fuss is about, it seemed kind of weak to me, almost like a session IPA. Orange amber body with decent rocky head. Normal IPA/hop aromas, taste also, and somewhat subdued, less hoppy than a NW IPA. Good, but not great.

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Photo of Kwright
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frankyshuteye
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marcgrams
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 14,247 ratings