Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
97
world-class
13,811 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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:
13,811
Reviews:
2,486
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,489
Gots:
5,663
For Trade:
43
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 13,811 |  Reviews: 2,486
Photo of ruintenipa
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of CLaBarre
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Nefarious
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of lookrider
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of rudabegga9
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of n2pux
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of smolder23
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of dalepigeux
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of rphbrew
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jsunj
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of humuloner22
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a good beer. I love the fact that you can get it in a can.

Appearance: Nice IPA color, what you should expect from such a beer.

Smell: Nice piney, citrus zest aroma, sweet but has the perfect balance.

Taste: This beer is great out of a can, its taste is similar to the aroma profile, floral, piney, citrus hop flavor. It was really good when really cold, as it warmed it was not as good to me anyway. It seemed to lack something but I cannot figure out exactly what.

Overall: This is a great beer. I think there are better but I would buy it again, just to see if something was off in this batch, not that there really was anything that was "off", it just perceived it that way this time.

 702 characters

Photo of zrbeer1579
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of atrocity
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of AMCimpi
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gumstump
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DC_Brah
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of hvy1
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of pauljunk
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Greyam21
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of FIN
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of huijae
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Quattrofiend
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of beerman73
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,811 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.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

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

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

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

    Learn More