Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
95.4%
Liked This Beer
4.39 w/ 13,888 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:
#249
Reviews:
2,492
Ratings:
13,888
Liked:
13,249
Avg:
4.39/5
pDev:
9.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,499
Gots:
5,742
Trade:
43
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 13,888 |  Reviews: 2,492
Photo of mesawitz
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Myboyblue8
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Justindemino
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Southside830
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best IPA's on the planet. Balanced in every way.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours translucent honey gold. The one inch eggshell head fades to a thick ring and cap on top and leaves thick curtains of lace.

The smell is of pine, grapefruit and faint bread.

The taste is piney and bitter up front with mild tropical fruit sweetness on the finish with a faint malt presence.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A solid, tasty and refreshing IPA.

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Photo of Superbohl4
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nuggetlover
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

When fresh, this is one of my favorite go to's. My rating is submitted with that caveat.

Looks like mildly carbonated orange honey.

Smells like it's been racked over citrus, grapefruit in particular. Smells so good.

Tastes like it smells. Big citrus, so cleN, so easy to drink for a non session brew.

Feel is super clean and easy. More please!

Overall, always try to get this when the release date isn't too far off.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Lots of frothy head, translucent amber color. Fresh citrus hops aroma. Decent malt background but the citrusy piney hops are the showcase here. Medium thick body. A very satisfying west coast IPA - Great paired with a meal.

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Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

instant blast of hoppiness out of the bottle...and on the tongue

love the color and the aftertaste---bitter, resiny...with a bite

a very fine offering...a bit "small" on the ABV% for me...but that is my palate/psyche issue to grapple with

overall...hearty reccomendation

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

Photo of maz
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tlema1
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitz284
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of almostjay
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -Rick
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDrProfessorAustin
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cih26d
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

Photo of NEBeerGirl
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BillyGam
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.4% out of 100 with 13,888 ratings
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