Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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4.38/5
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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
Ranking:
#441
Reviews:
2,544
Ratings:
14,290
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
1,531
Gots:
6,006
Trade:
41
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Ratings: 14,290 |  Reviews: 2,544
Photo of singletary
3.38/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a bit hazy golden color with a small head. The smell is of citrus but not very much almost no smell at all. The taste is tropical fruit, grapefruit and maybe mango. Overall a nice IPA just not great.

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Photo of jag5859
4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of osullish
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Xxambersky89
3.81/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timon
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From an IPA "hater"......this is good! Great even! I got the Aloha "tropical" version of this yesterday and it was too bitter/hoppy for me. THIS is what I was hoping for yesterday: peach, pear and grapefruit taste in that order. Make sure to get thos on the bottom of your tounge--that's my favorite part of this taste. Brings out the pear more, somewhat similar to a Belgian beer. Ya, looks nice in a glass too. Bitterness is balanced against the fruit perfectly for my taste. San Diego makin me proud again with this one.

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Photo of chuckakhan
2.58/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I was looking forward to trying this one based on the many positive reviews, but it's just not for me. I prefer a standard, straightforward hoppy IPA (floral notes are a bonus), and this one registered as just another juice bomb. Try it for yourself.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DSGerlach
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rambo111
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice clean IPA. Great full body with fruity and strong hops flavor that's perfectly balanced; it had better be at $14:99 a six pack.

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Photo of KevinStone39
4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tearsofmccown
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Unclevince
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Low_Hanging_Hops
4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skalten
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of turbasco
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Deputy_Michael_McGlenn
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of citizennsnipps
2.36/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

No no and NO! I made an account because this beer should not be the second best American IPA. It is a solid beer, but the grapefruit is WAY too robust for this to be just an IPA. If this were a fruited beer section (no idea if they exist on here yet), then this beer would definitely compete for the top spot. There are dozens of incredible IPAs that I'd put above this.

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Photo of Kilconey
3.15/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Almighty1
3.83/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aficionado224
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

There have been many IPAs brewed by almost every home brewer and craft companies offering those brews for sale and this one is among a very few at the top of the list.

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Photo of chris826
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chantrycw
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mariahhu
3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 14,290 ratings