Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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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
Ranking:
#247
Reviews:
2,502
Ratings:
14,014
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,504
Gots:
5,834
Trade:
42
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Ratings: 14,014 |  Reviews: 2,502
Photo of killuntime
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Josholson666
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Outlaw34
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brandon632
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citrus notes all over the place with this one. A classic west coast IPA.

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Photo of Oliekan
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambam23
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of allenc666
4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MaureenOF
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a perfect IPA!
had this on tap in a pint glass
have had the grapefruit sculpin a bunch but never the sculpin
pours gold to orange with a thick white head
smells of hops pine and fruit
taste is piney resiny hoppy with a slight fruit taste and bitter finish
feel is crisp and effervescent
an excellent beer highly drinkable

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Photo of sokol_1993
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: deep yellow with a lively white head. Great head retention.
Smell: Full of orange peel smell.
Taste: at first: creamy head with much orange notes.
later: somehow the orange taste disappeared, and it becomes much like a common IPA: floral and bitter hoppiness. Still very drinkable though.
Feel: Medium body. Extremely refreshing for a 7% beer, which may be dangerous.
Verdict: will get it sometimes when I'm looking for a good IPA. Great brew!

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Photo of dillonkmcquade
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McHenry
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brent_B
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keeling
4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scoobys_Pub
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mkaram
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rdub
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kshep
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tregan_20
4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a snifter. Overall this is a solid IPA, with great taste and feel. The flavors consist of pine, citrus, floral hops, etc. The west coast hops are definitely prominent here. Solid offering from Ballast Point, well done! Cheers.

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Photo of ptrck_nl
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben_
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VungTauMantis
4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NWSREM
4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smoky54
3.41/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raider89
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Discovered the Sculpin line a month ago and it has rapidly become one of my favorite Crafties - if not my favorite. Fantastic aroma, taste, color-clarity-look, head and not super heavy. Very fine job putting this together.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,014 ratings
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