Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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4.39/5
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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:
#257
Reviews:
2,524
Ratings:
14,205
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,521
Gots:
5,936
Trade:
41
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Ratings: 14,205 |  Reviews: 2,524
Photo of KingQuinn
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of hairnic
3.59/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of estajoe
3.45/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alpha-Leader
2.26/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Something seems different with this stuff these days. Can't put my finger on it, but I can't even finish a 12 pack anymore.

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Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of A1221
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Splitbowman
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a carbonated lacey amber. Aroma is floral with citrus. To the tongue it’s not terribly bitter but not overly light. Good mix of hops. Light leftovers in the mouth with not much of an aftertaste.

= A good IPA by my standards. Nice floral and citrus notes. Hits the belly well.

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Photo of BenMaalouf
3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
3.71/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very pleasantly surprised by this IPA - lives up to its reputation. Smooth orange-yellow color, moderate head, crisp citrus notes with grapefruit and orange. Finishes mildly bitter but much less harsh than the usual IPA offerings. Crisp mouthfeel with decent carbonation throughout.

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Photo of saedpe
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Maxms
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Craig-er
3.77/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of summitsix
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 14 March 2018
Poured into a tulip glass, just under two months old for my review

L: hazy tangerine held up to the light. lots of fine bubbles streaming up to the top.
S: beautiful hop bouquet with citrusy nose, mango, and a little hop dankness
T: Mango, peach, orange nicely balanced by malts and nice bitter finish
F: light bodied for big IPA
O: a vey well done IPA, but not as good as it's big brother, grapefruit sculpin. widely distributed, and pricey

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stephenparker
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I will say for a ipa this is quii
Te good im particular about my ipas cuz alot are just hop and bitter but this one is real good

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Photo of grapeshops
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of b_hail
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

The first thing that popped in my mind -- this tastes almost exactly like Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes! This has a lighter body with less of a grapefruit taste and a little less bitterness. It's so tasty I can't stop drinking it. There is a very distinct fruity flavor to this and then a very distinct bitterness to it at the end. I'm not a fan of bitterness in general, but this is a level of bitterness that I can handle. The only thing I like better about Fresh Squeezed IPA is it's body -- otherwise I'd say this is the champ between the two -- especially if you're looking for something that's on the lighter side, crisp, refreshing, and that has a lot of flavor.

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Photo of BeerMan247
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a great, cloudy amber color and smells like the various fruits that add to the flavor. The hops provide the perfect tradidtional bite of an IPA. The difference comes from how refreshing this beer is. Unlike an average IPA, which is hard to put down more than two or three, I could drink this beer every hour for a week straight. I may just have.

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Photo of Jgmiller829
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeervoyage
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,205 ratings