Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
4.39/5
13,922 Ratings
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:
#245
Reviews:
2,493
Ratings:
13,922
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,499
Gots:
5,767
Trade:
43
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 13,922 |  Reviews: 2,493
Photo of Patlee3324
4.98/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of majorbase2
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light orange color with lots of carbonation bubbles. A good sized white foam head, with decent retention.

Aroma leads with a good deal of hops, citrus, and pine. Nicely balanced.

Taste starts with a little bit of citrus and some strong toasted malts. Grapefruit, with a little bit of peaches and pineapple. Hint of caramel. Relatively bitter, but it works well with the citrus and malts. The citrus stays on the tongue for the aftertaste. One of the best tasting beers I've ever had.

Mouthfeel is medium. A little bit sticky. Still very crisp and refreshing. I could knock back a lot of these.

Overall, I've heard a lot of good things about Sculpin. Even still it exceeded expectations. I've had a few from Ballast Point prior to this that didn't wow me, but this one is one of my new favorites.

 807 characters

Photo of Bhum063
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Rocketman2013
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of hopnotch760
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of etmur007
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of GreyGhost4
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of OakdaleBrewing
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of bimada
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Kochiss
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of ronin926
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of OlDirtyOiler
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of mostfadedone
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of FrankTheTank7
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of skyout
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of KennyA
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of emeyer
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Hop-Droppen-Roll
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of KathrynD
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of blakkorchid
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BookBen
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Felipe_Lovio
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Burntknuckles
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Alexincj7
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13,922 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.