Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
95.4%
Liked This Beer
4.39 w/ 13,881 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:
#250
Reviews:
2,491
Ratings:
13,881
Liked:
13,244
Avg:
4.39/5
pDev:
9.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,499
Gots:
5,737
Trade:
43
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 13,881 |  Reviews: 2,491
Photo of Pappy8563
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brianw1982
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewmeister1984
3.4/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure if this was an old bottle or not but was extremely disappointed with this one. Malt bomb with a strange aftertaste. The grapefruit version is a step up. I wish ballast point put bottling dates since I can't be completely sure. At any rate, wouldn't spend my money on this again.

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Photo of briguy93
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ricke49
4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great balance of piney and grapefruit notes with malt sweetness. Slides down at 7 ABV like silk. Bit of a premium price but a reasonable occasional 'treat'. Great job by San Diego brewer!

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Photo of markjarema11
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of goopy
3.65/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trainingwithkev
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acapsel
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Second tasting in june '16, a bit old (5 months old)

L - Clear gold with a beautiful thin lacing

S - Pine, grapefruit, apricot, caramel. Define west Coast ipa

T - Pine, all citrus you want. Great bitterness. Great malt backbone. Clear but complex. This beer grows on you at each sip

F - Perfect mouthfeel, fine bubbles, juicy

O - the best ipa I've had so far. The perfect west Coast Ipa and not far too be the perfect beer. The balance is amazing. I can only imagine it fresh.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NicholasOfMKE
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adub23
3/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bm1
3.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hoppy_lyfe
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rynomagic
3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid IPA. Has all the qualities you want from an IPA, but the taste isn't there for me. Pours well, good head and has a good, hearty feel. I enjoyed my 5g keg but I'll stick with the cans going forward.

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Photo of HillbillyBlood
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Morakaton
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Israelreyes311
4.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was my first IPA. I will not drink anything that isn't an IPA. The taste is consistent front start to finish.

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

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

Fantastic IPA. Smells of pineapple and grapefruit. Tastes like biting into a very ripe grapefruit at first, then the well-balanced barley hits your palate. This is a perfect representation of an American IPA.

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Photo of JohnnyR305
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.4% out of 100 with 13,881 ratings
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