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
Ratings:
13,814
Reviews:
2,487
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,489
Gots:
5,667
For Trade:
43
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Ratings: 13,814 |  Reviews: 2,487
Photo of Justriv
3.61/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slarson7
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Homerphobe
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dubnation
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of grahamgillespie
4.87/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of egrissom
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured golden in color with a decent head and lacing. Nice hoppy notes with a hit of citrus and floral. The taste was very good, very balanced hops to citrus with a mellowness to this beer. Got a lot of dryness on the finish with a burst of lemon/orange. This is a solid beer all around, medium bodied.

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Photo of gmcb_5
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cuy50
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jack77
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpmsu2003
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikerieder
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eastcoastdan
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brucebeernut
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CoreyOrwell
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dekkar
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IBUBrew
4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the growler, it pours a solid amber with a nice head. Some lacing as you enjoy it. Pine and grapefruit in the nose. The mouth gets a nice modest bitterness that follows the nose. Nice!

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Photo of kristopher3
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cotton_27
3.52/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ladle69
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmeraldMist
2.85/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Look- Poured from a can, copper in color, slight haze, a thin cap of creamy white head, no lacing.
Aroma - Fresh grapefruit, lemon, some pine, grass.
Taste - Like the aroma, sharp grapefruit, bitter pine, grassy, caustic, thin crackery malt with a vague sweetness.
Feel - Medium bodied, very carbonated, crisp.

Overall - Just another IPA in an endless sea of IPA's. Nothing stands out, nothing makes it any different.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,814 ratings.
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