Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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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
Ranking:
#253
Reviews:
2,526
Ratings:
14,225
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,524
Gots:
5,960
Trade:
41
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4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marcgrams
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Explosion72
4.01/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Negrelly
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdorn
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sudsy77
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rhgonzalez28
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jcbogantes
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hendo03
2.95/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

once a good IPA, this was the gold standard. But has failed to hold up since being taken over. This is a last resort along with Goose Island for a complex IPA.....

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4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleManDan
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My first love when it comes to IPAs. If I owned a bar I would have this on tap. I avoid it now because it’s overpriced and I’ve moved on, but I must admit, this is a truly great beer.

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4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SirGunther
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well balanced IPA with notes of light citrus but not overly butter. Apricot comes through in finish.

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

Photo of lemonox
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vader444
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radome
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from a 12 oz bottle bought in Oxnard, CA.

L - Hazy but bright with a golden-orange color; it almost looks like a witbier. Head is off-white in color and not very impressive in initial size or persistence.

S - Aromas of huge citrus (mostly grapefruit) and tropical fruits to a lesser extent. There is a nice cracked grain note and some bready malt in the background.

T - Sharp, almost sour, hops flavors hit initially, with lots of grapefruit juice character. These same sharp citrus flavors stretch through the mid-palate and into the finish and aftertaste. Along the way there is just a bit of grainy malt.

F - Medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. Very strong, bracing bitterness from the hops. Low alcohol warmth. Dry finish.

0 - I find this a nice West Coast IPA, but in my opinion it is a bit one-dimensional with the grapefruit-character hops and little else. Not a lot of malt to offset, or any kind of depth of flavor.

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4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,225 ratings