Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
4.39/5
13,913 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:
#244
Reviews:
2,493
Ratings:
13,913
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,499
Gots:
5,761
Trade:
43
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 13,913 |  Reviews: 2,493
Photo of Alphamale7
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mark94122
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MJSFS
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle dated "16062" poured into a Funky Buddha pint/shaker L: clear golden hue with a half finger of head streaky lacing and sporadic bubbles S: dank onion pineapple and mango T: sweet citrus and pineapple followed by onion and a bitter finish F: medium creamy and smooth O: really good IPA that lives up to the hype. Right on par with Stone "Enjoy By XX-XX-XX", but more readily available.

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Photo of Marioo
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of matty_higgins
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tynian16
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just a solid IPA!

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Photo of MikeyA
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TurboBrew
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of swimmatt
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of geofort78
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of KStark
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Csmith2
4.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Seanpatrickhaley
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of walaguh
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atomicnemesis
4.83/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells slightly malty with bitter citrus rind, floral tropical fruit, and herbal grassy pine. The taste is fruity and malty with some floral tropical notes, bitter citrus rind, and herbal grassy pine. It's bitter but not overdone. Moderate carbonation and a medium body give it a nice feel. Overall a good, bitter, hoppy IPA that could be just a bit more flavorful.

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Photo of Hahnin
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty awesome beer, hoppy and bitter but with a mild /crisp aftertaste. Well balanced, and just delicious. I am looking forward to trying the grapefruit

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Photo of wdberkley
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I hate to call this a typical IPA, but it kinda is. Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and is loaded with tasty hops like a duck....

Soooo much better than Grapefruit Sculpin

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Photo of Anatole
3.8/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryannel24
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13,913 ratings
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