Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.07/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well for hop lovers, this is a really tasty one, and should certainly be tried. Hops are the dominant force, lots of citrusy flavors, grapefruit, lemon and grapefruit peel, some bitter orange peel, and tons of bitey hops bitterness.

The body is medium, with a slightly slick feel, and a lingering grapefruit rind bitterness. This is actually the last bottle of several sixers I've had, just hadn't gotten around to reviewing yet. It's a great shelf-stocker for the fridge for IPA fans.

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Photo of ssgunbond
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of branmat14
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Sukumup
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of cwguy5
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of target88
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Hendo
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of LoveStout
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of DWheeler379
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of rflips86
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of zero_signal
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of AndrewBV
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of WhatsTheNoteSay
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of KennethPowers
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of michaelfcasey
3/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of CuseDogg
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of bradleypatter
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Yoda22
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of DCH
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ArmedsouthernEr
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of CTbrew32
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The first time I had this I defintely didn't see the hype, but this has grown on me. The aroma shows pungent grapefruit and mild malt sweetness. The taste consists of pungent/dank grapefruit at first followed by sweeter tropical hops and semi dry finish. Definitely one of the best widely available ipas out there, but the six pack price will limit the amount of times I purchase this.

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Photo of iaran4790
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,842 ratings.
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