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Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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4.39/5
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14,009 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:
#247
Reviews:
2,500
Ratings:
14,009
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,504
Gots:
5,830
Trade:
42
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,009 |  Reviews: 2,500
Photo of TonyBolognaMN
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aj_tuna
3.58/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I love the look and nose of this but the taste is just not there for me. Not my favorite style of beer anyway but not close to best ipa.

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Photo of Goodspeed83
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Adel
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mandudeson
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cfalls
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thick head with pretty good retention. The hop flavors tend toward a nice grapefruit bitterness. Smells great.

For me, this beer just has too thick of a maltiness to it. I prefer IPAs with a lighter body. Also, the hop flavors don't taste quite as fresh to me as most beers rated this highly. Still one of my go-to's.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking beer, poured somewhere between yellow and orange, not clear but not quite hazy. Decent head that dissipated rather quickly. The smell is awesome, I am getting some citrus jumping out at me and then you pick up some pine and malts behind that and I swear what seems like caramel in there faint. Wonderful mix. The taste left me somewhat disappointed, it was good but not great to me. The bitter comes in to fast and lingers way to much on the back of the tongue without the wonderful splash of flavor in the great IPAs. Had Heady and Sip of Sunshine recently and this one was not close. Possible that it was an old bottle so I will revisit sometime to see if I do not still find it overrated.

Update: Had again, same result, just do not find this one to be amongst the great IPAs.

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Photo of Weaselbob74
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bcraw8989
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dutesanch
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanG3
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sakeldon
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Brevbin
4.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(I had this on tap) one of if not the best ipas I've ever had

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Photo of citruscane
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DanP120
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Antc2382
4.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Easily one of the best IPAs out there, nuff said

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

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,009 ratings
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