Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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:
13,859
Reviews:
2,491
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,497
Gots:
5,714
For Trade:
43
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Ratings: 13,859 |  Reviews: 2,491
Photo of lanegan94
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of chiefbender
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hp2skater
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Cdannolfo
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joel_lieberum
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Photo of BigRed10
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BenCannon171
2.81/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not awful but not great. Don't get the hype. Not a lot of flavor outside of the hops.

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

Photo of jeswasgui
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a vibrant copper color with a finger white head and good lace retention. The aroma had more of a malt smell to it than a hop smell. Some orange aroma to it but in the end the malts dominate. The taste is similar to the smell with some bitterness to it. It has a sticky feel to it as the lacing would suggest. I would consider it very good but not spectacular.

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Photo of dug53
3.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ahuey333
3.83/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L orange, slightly hazy. Frothy head
A tropical fruit, some dankness
T perfect level of upfront bitterness. Malt is flavourful with a hint of sweetness
F slightly grainie, dry but no astringency
O so well balanced. Love it

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Photo of hotmailmsn
3.74/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

7% ABV, 70 IBU, 650ml bottle.
A - dark orange clear with one finger head.
S - grapefruit, lemon peel, pine, fresh cut grass, sweet malt, spice, tropical fruit, a bit mango. (smell like Sierra Nevada torpedo extra IPA, piney)
T - welly carbonated, dry palate, it's more in the piney, peel, hoppy side rather than sweet malty. little bitterness lasting yet not overpowering.
O - a really representative west coast IPA, solid beer, great balanced, piney, malty, hoppy, dry, bitten as lingering. luckily I can try one of the best IPA, but for $10 CAD a bottle, I would rather get local BC ipa, which has great amount of fantastic beers (like fat tug, amnesiac, red racer DIPA) with lower prices, haha

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

Photo of MrTcell
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MartyIU13
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UnderStageMan
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sunnymel13
3.44/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,859 ratings.
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