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:
13,786
Reviews:
2,480
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,482
Gots:
5,635
For Trade:
43
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Ratings: 13,786 |  Reviews: 2,480
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 Kriztofuhr
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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Photo of kkarimi
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mben111
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Moondawggg69
4.95/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

idk what I'm doing but this stuff is good.

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Photo of GFerrell
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sheaffer315
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyler_Mosley
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jermichael
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith27614
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of French_Brandon
3.77/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very solid entry in the IPA category but I much prefer the Grapefruit Sculpin, see review to follow.

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Photo of Hoosier84
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _Matt
4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CrazyBernerMama
3.95/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerGray27
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

best ipa ever

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Photo of lastmango
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HipCzech
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 12 oz can (date code "17067") poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: Clear, bright gold with a tall, foamy heady of white bubbles and thick, sudsy lace.

Smell: Pine needles and sap, grapefruit zest; peaches, apricots and mangos.

Taste: Fruity and juicy: plenty of ruby grapefruit, peaches and tropical fruit. Dank pine resin and herbal bitterness cut through the fruit notes for a clean, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly oily feel and moderate carbonation. Just a hint of alcoholic heat as it loses its chill.

Overall: Quintessential juicy IPA with plenty of citrus and tropical fruit notes, but still enough balance and bitterness - solid, drinkable IPA.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,786 ratings.
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