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:
13,814
Reviews:
2,487
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,489
Gots:
5,666
For Trade:
43
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Photo of lakeylake
4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Jay43613
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best IPA I have ever tasted. Sculpin captures the bitter that I look for in every IPA. The smell and flavor are perfect. The color adds to it. The head when you pour it does not over-flow, and there is no stale taste to it by any means. If you are looking for perfection in an IPA this beverage is for you.

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Photo of mblk6062
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JesusApodaca
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Christian220
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of JohnathanColeman
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of PatB1987
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TriageStat
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ItyMeuh
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of tillmac62
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden pour, with just a touch of amber, coupled with a very nice head and long lasting lacing. The nose is a complex blend of grapefruit, mango and other sweet tropicals against a subtle spruce. Light medium body with a smooth texture. The carbonation level is a touch above normal. The outstanding flavor profile is expertly complex and follows the nose. Grapefruit leads then flows into the sweeter hop flavors. In the middle the biscuit malt comes through against a subtle spruce flavor. The finish effervesces into a grapefruit bitter tartness over a caramel sweetness. This is an outstanding complex hop flavor bomb.

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Photo of delaced21
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of SSS
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

S-light sweet IPA aroma
A-never left the bottle!
T-there is a nutty spicy note to the taste if this beer, almost like a smoke or porter, richness.goodbitterness with a hint of sweet.
M-good carbonation.
O- highly recommended. Very drinkable with a rich feel and full of flavour.

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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%

Photo of jon7017
2.75/5  rDev -37.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ojodetigre
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of VTBrewHound
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Steve_Trick
4.84/5  rDev +10.8%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,814 ratings.
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