Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 13,811 |  Reviews: 2,486
Photo of Sisky
4/5  rDev -8.5%

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

Photo of jeff96gt
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of wembly13
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of HereforBeer
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of DiscLizard
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Sarmartay
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of batfireman
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of bkeller04
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Mangbus
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

About as good as an American IPA can get. Looked like, smelled like and tasted like an awesome IPA. Can't ask for much more.

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

Nice crisp and refreshing hoppy ipa. Reminds me alot of bells two hearted but I thing I like this a little better. Glad this is finally avaiable in michigan. Will be drinking this again and again. Awesome ipa.

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Photo of AdrianC31
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zahara15
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ZinFanDave
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevin79
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Birmz
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of andrewh995
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Being in the top 250 I expected a lot more. Not that it isn't great, it really is a delicious IPA and I would buy it again if I could find it in 12 oz bottles rather than a bomber. It's just that I've had many other IPAs that aren't in the top 250 which have impressed me far more than this one. Easy to drink compared to other IPAs with plenty of citrus and hops, smells and looks great, and in my opinion would be a good starting IPA for newer beer drinkers.

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

How much more can be said about this beer besides the personal stories. Yes, it's a world class ipa. I agree. I've been looking for this beer for about 3 years and finally found it at a beer store on long island. After so long you would think the beer would be a let down but infact it lived up to the hype. An outstanding ipa! Very hoppy but not harsh. So easy to drink for the style. Another highlight is the crystal clear orange hued body which is a little different. This is some beer alright. If you havent had it yet, look for it. Hopefully it doesnt take you three years to find.

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Photo of muttyd
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Love the bottle art. 22 oz. bottle poured into an oversized wineglass.

A - Copper/yellow body with a thick bubbly head that settles into a pencil thick ring/head all around.

S - Wow. Blown away by pine hops, citrus, grapefruit, peaches, and usual bready maltness. Caramel sweetness present as well.

T - Pefectly balanced malt sweetness with a strong (very strong) hop bite. Earthy/pine hops are great. This is one delicious beer.

M - Bubbly, sticky, and bitter clean finish.

D - Only have one bottle, I may have to acquire another one, two, or six. Perfection (when it comes to drinkability).

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of phooky
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bonez05404
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,811 ratings.
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