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:
13,857
Reviews:
2,491
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,497
Gots:
5,712
For Trade:
43
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Ratings: 13,857 |  Reviews: 2,491
Photo of Laxlyon
3.77/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good smell, like grapefruit and orange peel, tastes just like grapefruit, pretty bitter, if I had to drink an IPA would defeat merely drink this but not really into iPas so probably won't drink it again.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjrock
3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
3.89/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neurobate
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scudworth
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mojopin88
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

My favorite widely available beer. Just great taste, body and drinkability.

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Photo of jbarbus57
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of al2913
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Doonzman
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very good for what it is. I'm not into IPAs that much, nor fruit beer, but this was decent.
I'm much more into stouts, porters etc

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Photo of hasse67
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doowhat
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emwilke
3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jubes07
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ajdelaney
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best IPAs I've ever had

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Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDrew
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This IPA has a nice citrusy note to it with a slight caramel bite at the finish. This is a great summer evening IPA and pairs well with all bbq-type food.

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Photo of Mtieds12
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dysco
4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Perfect balance of citrus and hop taste. Apricot, and orange notes in the palate along with robust IPA hoppy depth.

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Photo of stoffystouts
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,857 ratings.
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