Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
14,249 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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 14,249 |  Reviews: 2,536
Photo of lsiberian
4.77/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sculpin is a clear blood orange beer with a strong light brown foamy head. On the nose it's sweetness and hops are not too strong, not to weak but just right. It's taste follows it's nose, with a wonderful grain finish that comes later in the drink. This smooth refreshing beer is unique in it's just right balance and is a good option for a new IPA drinker and a nice change of pace for the hardened one. Definitely a must drink for the beer advocate.

 452 characters

Photo of chefdave37
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Ograd001
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jjh19
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Very bubbly, with a bright orange hue. Looks very refreshing.

Smell: Citrusy and tropical. Very appealing.

Taste: Hops were surprisingly sharp up front, given the aroma, but not in an offensive way. Just more punch to this beer than the smell would imply.

Mouthfeel: Medium body.

Drinkability: Very tasty and drinkable. I love the art and the tone it sets with the beer. A tough IPA with big hops.

 414 characters

Photo of fd1
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of lesdemonsamaporte
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Anita_Notherbeer
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jbhollis1180
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of MAJ85
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mike_Gentry
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Wrex68
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of allentownpaguy
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of mtc23
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of blastoderm55
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of tegelaar
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Tyburczy
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SierraJosh
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dtomes
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of aepetzold
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a light orange color. Nice, white head, very few carbonation bubbles.

Smell: Very fresh, hops, orange, tangerine.

Taste: Citrus, grapefruit, and some pine from the hops. Small amount of malt at the end...little bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Great. Malt and bitterness at end really round out the citrus.

Overall: Could easily drink a lot of these. I'd love to try it fresher as I think the citrus would really stand out. I'm partial to citrus/floral/tropical IPAs and while this one was a little pinier (could be the freshness), I could drink a bunch of this.

Serving type: bottle

 597 characters

Photo of Tone2467
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of SpartyJoe
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of EdFed
4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 14,249 ratings