Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
13,918 Ratings
Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 13,918 |  Reviews: 2,493
Photo of gregcordle
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of grimholm
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Spellw0rk
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Best IPA I have ever tried.

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Photo of InkedinRi
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of AdrianAltine
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Nice citrus flavor with a grapefruit finish and very bitter. I'm not a fan of IPAs but I wanted to give this one a try due to its high marks.If I was buying an IPA for a friend I would pick this up.

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Photo of DahWag
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Kuoinetown
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of abrodsky
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of mceinsb
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of fsuturp
5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.36/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of tiamat8086
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of dyoung1843
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Lard_City
3.71/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Wow, not what I expected. Sculpin has all the physical characteristics of a good/great IPA but that, let's call it grapefruit, nose and front are matter of personal preference. Not my cup of tea.

I struggle a bit with Sculpin because I have had very different experiences with it each time I've had it. Sometimes it's been very skunky and sometimes it's been perfect. I seem to have had the best experiences with pouring out if the 12 oz bottles and the worst experiences pouring out of the bombers (I've also had it on tap at the brewery) but not sure why that would matter. I'll keep revising my review until I get a consistent taste and feel.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Cheld
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.28/5  rDev -2.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of DILTEN2024
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of shastabrew
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13,918 ratings
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