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:
2,520
Ratings:
14,173
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,516
Gots:
5,920
Trade:
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Ratings: 14,173 |  Reviews: 2,520
Photo of tedvr
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ZBR101
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trooper92292
4.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is definitely a classic IPA. Not too hoppy, large aromas of fruit. I can drink this anytime. Perfect for any meal and not too rich on flavor and taste. In my top 10 for IPAs.

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Photo of Mattmchale
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Gasc0igne
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boomer4ES
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

This ranks near the top of the list for American IPA for me. Poured from a can into a tulip. Nice gold color with copper highlights with 2 fingers of white head. Light lacing. Smells grapefruit, some floral notes. Tastes of citrus, earthy hops, maybe a little peach. Mouthfeel is medium but kind of creamy. Good carbonation with some bite. Well balanced beer, full of flavor. Nice clean hoppy finish. A great beer

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Photo of 1koolrule
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I have always wanted to try this but, never like the price. Has a very balanced taste. A mild fruity and citrus feel. Easy to drink. Nice color. Not overly bitter.
Overall, a great "Go To" IPA.

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Photo of X3LIX
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crc1935
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottyTheBeerGuy
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a pack of this from a local beer store and am very glad I did! Very unique taste. One of the more memorable IPAs I've had.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark orange with a thick white head.

smells like pure dank fruit hop. such a great smell, one of my favorite things about great IPAs.

tastes like bitter grapefruit, nice and sweet but not overpowering; has a nice hop bite as well. finishes dry, very good.

i've had this before, as well as the Grapefruit Sculpin. I like this more than the grapefruit sculpin, this has a better balance of bitter/sweet IMO. great beer, but not my favorite IPA. rating and price combined, this is still top 10 for me but not something I keep stocked up on.

for instance, a 6 pack of this (can or bottle) is $13.99 here. a 12 pack of Founders Centennial IPA is $16.99. i very much enjoy Centennial, rating is very close to this so considering price I'd go Centennial. on draft Sculpin is outstanding . one of the best IPAs, just not my top 3 favorite.

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Photo of 716gibbs
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of buzzarooski
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank You Sir.....May I have another!

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Photo of kogutmic
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chart813
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GoldenAbbey
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mixitup
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Matty123
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

A bottle, bottled about 60 days ago, poured into a red plastic cup.

Smells great when it gets a little warmer. Aftertaste is a little stronger than I would like but I think I just found my new favorite beer.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,173 ratings