Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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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:
#252
Reviews:
2,513
Ratings:
14,126
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,513
Gots:
5,887
Trade:
42
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Ratings: 14,126 |  Reviews: 2,513
Photo of cjohal85
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nickgiraud
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jst_47
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

Photo of hophead1977
4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of balinor
4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.68/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No date, so perhaps it's an older bottle?

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

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

Photo of madcal
3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeronumber
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

when in the course of human events it becomes eventual that you will find the grail and fill it with Sculpin.

the best IPA bar none. Flavor, effervescence, pallate, and finnish. its got all an IPA would ever need.

dont believe it? do it for yourself. there is never a dissapointment in a bottle of Sculpin.

all hail the great plutonic glory that is BPSIPA!!!!!!!!

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Photo of TPiwaron
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Booty
4.96/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great IPA. Wish I could get my hands on it more often. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

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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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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,126 ratings