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
Ratings:
13,787
Reviews:
2,480
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,482
Gots:
5,638
For Trade:
43
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Ratings: 13,787 |  Reviews: 2,480
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -13%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.68/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.64/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Jules07
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Great well rounded taste

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Photo of alanamato
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jufheil
1/5  rDev -77.1%

Really, this beer is not good. Aftertaste is like fish, its namesake. Not crisp, not refreshing, not sessionable like a west coast IPA. I don't know how it even falls in this class. Its bad fruity with a bad aftertaste.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.48/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.2/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of DaveHopSculp
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Sculpin has 3 things that play against it: One, no obvious freshness date, which reveals an inconsistency of product. I honestly forget what good, fresh Scupin tastes like. I'm sure it was good, but cmon, get a freshness date clearly marked on your bottle so I don't have to fuck around. Second, it's way overpriced compared to Bell's Two Hearted Ale, and the Noda Hop, Drop & Roll, which are IPA staples, and competing for my business for that style in my area.. Third, when you have other fresh beers that are very good, and this one isn't fresh, your taste buds begin to tell you that the other's are better, even if they may not be all things being equal fresh Sculpin vs. fresh Two Hearted vs. fresh Hop Drop. You guys need to fix this. I already complained about this, and received free beer, but the issue has still not been rectified.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,787 ratings.
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