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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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This IPA by Ballast Point is outstanding. You won't be disappointed. The aroma is great. And the taste is even better. ABV's at 7% and you don't taste the alcohol. Not heavy which I love because you can enjoy more than one. You can taste tropical fruits in the beer like mango and pineapple. Not a fruity beer though. Defiantly an IPA taste for sure.


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4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought a six-pack of cans, usually serve in a Sam Adams pint glass, poors easy to get a two fingered head.

appearance is a tad murky gold

the hops aromas are great, flowers and citrus

taste has a bit of the bite from hops and finishes with the fruit flavors heavy in the mouth, one is pretty filling

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a transparent copper with a small white head that recedes to a small foam and leaves moderate lacing.

Smell-Strong citrus and grapefruit hops. Lots of resin in the nose.

Taste- Great taste. Starts with a light fruity sweetness that is then hit with lots of hops. Grapefruit, citrus, a little pine. Then the end is a good bitterness, not overpowering but enough to let you know its an IPA.

Mouthfeel- Good carbonation, the body is a bit on the lighter side for an IPA.

Overall- Very good IPA, great balance between hops, malts, flavor and bitterness.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,789 ratings.
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