Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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4.39/5
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14,085 Ratings
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:
#250
Reviews:
2,510
Ratings:
14,085
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,509
Gots:
5,859
Trade:
42
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Ratings: 14,085 |  Reviews: 2,510
Photo of beckteck
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpauldingSmails
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jiggidy
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigleague
3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in Vegas.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear light Amber. Has a piny citrus aroma. Has a pine flavor with a background of citrus peel. Leaves a mild bitter citrus aftertaste. Very nice well balanced IPA overall.

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

Photo of Tom_Almirall
4.92/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of joshdaut
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ragnar-Lothbrok
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Slongie
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Clownoisseur
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hexacron
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of KoG
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ngaron
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Redgoatman
4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mloichin
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on Aug 11, 2015 so it's a little over 2 months old. Served cold.

Appearance: orange with bits of yellow in there. Nice fluffy head. Well carbonated.

Nose: citrus, oranges, grapefruit, a bit tropical, piney, classic San Diego IPA

Taste: Hoppy and delicious. Bright citrus fruit, oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, hops are very present but balance the beer well. Nice mouthfeel from the moderate carbonation. Very crushable.

Overall: Grapefruit Sculpin was better, Habanero Sculpin was much worse IMO. This is a classic SoCal IPA.

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

Photo of MHurley
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I absolutely Love this Ipa! Pours a solid creamy orange color with finger amount of farm house white head. Thin lacing but it sticks around for awhile. Smells of citrus fruits fell the nose along with pine and the taste to follow! Citrus, pine and hoppy, mmm Mmm good! Great brew from Ballast Point of out San Diego Ca.

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Photo of maxchio
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JTDay
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zhrike
4.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,085 ratings
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