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Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
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4.39/5
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14,015 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:
#246
Reviews:
2,502
Ratings:
14,015
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,505
Gots:
5,836
Trade:
42
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,015 |  Reviews: 2,502
Photo of bnewt21
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beerman2017
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ABabbidge
3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Clear burnt orange color. Good sized head.

S: Grapefruit, lots of hop resin. Could smell it as soon as I open the bottle and hadn't even poured it yet. The smell reminded me that hops and marijuana are closely related plants.

T: Again, grapefruit but with the earthy hop flavors predominate. Ends with a little bit of fruit at the finish, like mangoes or pineapple.

F: Light, but plenty of hop oils that coat your mouth.

o: Very aromatic and a solid IPA overall. I marked it down a little because it is a little pricey for what you get, so I won't be drinking it often. Definitely worth trying though.

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Photo of DavetotheB
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anthony-s
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian1357
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Marluc
3/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BenK34
3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of billydrinksbeer
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stubbzz04
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jerryboland17
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the best on tap; bottled or canned still pretty tasty

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Photo of whiskyecho
3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of s_minette
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danmagan69
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLS06
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of osseo222000
3.3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of gardner254
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Sam671217
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmadsdbeer
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is fucking great

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Photo of Kmkapalka
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very clear gold color with a 2" head when poured from 12 oz can into 16 oz. glass. Very good balance of malt and hops lending to an exceptional smell and taste that stays with you. Can't always get here but sometimes when you ask nice it happens. I am going to be real nice to my retailer so I can get more of this . Cheers!

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 14,015 ratings
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