Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
4.39/5
13,918 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:
#247
Reviews:
2,493
Ratings:
13,918
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,499
Gots:
5,764
Trade:
43
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of MKrauss
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of srubin1392
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of hcproff36
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmonah3
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braskey
3.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrutherford87
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Glagola1
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

A little bitter.

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Photo of dbarny76
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cn0te11
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mando31
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Juggerr
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matthewp
3.67/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lefty8771
2.99/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlabamaWeather
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanEasley
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Carl_R
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hamsters
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bkoenig641
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hawkeyejam
2.98/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Meh.

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Photo of briandaube
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duvalldo1
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of long1962
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.58/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

If I'm reading the date on the can correctly this should be a very fresh one but the aroma and taste do not suggest that this is the case. So either this is a fresh can that has been exposed to extreme conditions or the labeling format is misleading and ambiguous. This beer looks nice with a clear amber appearance and with a nice two finger head that does not last for long however. The nose is fairly malty, with some piney hops to provide some balance. The taste is also malty, with some bitterness late on. Some caramel and toasty notes but as far as hops are concerned it's just bitterness they contribute.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13,918 ratings
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