Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
13,837
Reviews:
2,489
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,493
Gots:
5,688
For Trade:
43
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Ratings: 13,837 |  Reviews: 2,489
Photo of BearBrewing
3.46/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ndiddy
4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of evanoyster
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopresin19
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bomber poured into tulip glass,Appearance is Hazy Apricot,with pillowy thick head good retention.Nose is mango,apricot,and pine.Taste follows the nose with a nice hop bite and lingering grapefruit pith mid palate.overall a classic west coast ipa that is a model for the style.this brew from a renowned san diego brewer is not to be missed.Highly Recommended

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Photo of baldy00
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of TR_Severance
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mnmich7662
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange to slightly bronzed brown color. There’s a nice looking big white foamy two finger head that dissipated to a rocky level for a sustainable moment but eventually dissipated to a fine lacing sticking and sliding at the same time. The smell had a nice sticky sweet grapefruit, light lemon and pine running over some light caramel malt. The taste was sweet and bitter with a fairly decent sweet piney to lemon bitterness over my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. I would say this was fairly sessionable. The carbonation was good for the style and for me. There’s a nice bitterness running over my tongue in a proper AIPA sort of way. Overall, wow, this was a great AIPA that I could bang again. It came across in every good AIPA sort of way and has a good sessionability about it that could definitely go with it’s respected food.

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Photo of Justriv
3.61/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slarson7
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Homerphobe
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dubnation
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of grahamgillespie
4.87/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured golden in color with a decent head and lacing. Nice hoppy notes with a hit of citrus and floral. The taste was very good, very balanced hops to citrus with a mellowness to this beer. Got a lot of dryness on the finish with a burst of lemon/orange. This is a solid beer all around, medium bodied.

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Photo of gmcb_5
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cuy50
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jack77
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpmsu2003
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikerieder
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eastcoastdan
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brucebeernut
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dekkar
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,837 ratings.
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