Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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:
#441
Reviews:
2,544
Ratings:
14,290
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
1,531
Gots:
6,006
Trade:
41
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Photo of gruss004
4.91/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of skrewyou82
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The IPA that changed my mind about IPAs. The smell, the taste, the feel, everything about Sculpin is near perfect !! Pine, citrus, hops, delicious !!

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Photo of LJTate
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmwilliq
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pnelting
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite shelf IPA.

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Photo of Schmitfaced414
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Welcome to Wisconsin. This will make a nice addition into the usual rotation.

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Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.77/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DanoSD
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite IPA, too bad they have raised the price so much.

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Photo of hozersr
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Epetrena
4.73/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Maloney1011
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark golden, heavy white head retention, very cleary.

Aroma: Strong NW Amercian hop right out of the bottle. Bittering hop or piney hop balances well with the fruity hop.

Flavor: Smooth carmel malts, same balance of hop comes through strong on taste, finished with a pleasant bitter. As it warms up, stronger apricot flavors come through and less bitterness.

Feel: Smooth medium body, well carbonated

Overall: Strong IPA, but flavors are very well balanced. This would definately be a go-to if on draft and in the mood for an ipa.

Side note: Glass poured from bottle bought at AppleJacks in Wheat Ridge Co.

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Photo of jbw5016
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KurtE
4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RBreeze
4.88/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just an amazing beer. Incredibly refreshing and consistently delicious. I love the citrusy aroma. One of the best beers I've ever had. It presents Itself best on tap but drinks like a charm in any format.

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Photo of MammothTarantula
3.61/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brockrakow
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDooley
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ctbrewer227
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tsandler
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of azretan
4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rubenjr
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNishCT77
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can at Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub in Cleveland Park, NW D.C.; dated "14338 18:24"; poured out of the can into a standard pint glass; drank over 30 minutes on Tues., 01/13/2015

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 14,290 ratings