Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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:
13,840
Reviews:
2,489
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,493
Gots:
5,690
For Trade:
43
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Ratings: 13,840 |  Reviews: 2,489
Photo of hotmailmsn
3.74/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

7% ABV, 70 IBU, 650ml bottle.
A - dark orange clear with one finger head.
S - grapefruit, lemon peel, pine, fresh cut grass, sweet malt, spice, tropical fruit, a bit mango. (smell like Sierra Nevada torpedo extra IPA, piney)
T - welly carbonated, dry palate, it's more in the piney, peel, hoppy side rather than sweet malty. little bitterness lasting yet not overpowering.
O - a really representative west coast IPA, solid beer, great balanced, piney, malty, hoppy, dry, bitten as lingering. luckily I can try one of the best IPA, but for $10 CAD a bottle, I would rather get local BC ipa, which has great amount of fantastic beers (like fat tug, amnesiac, red racer DIPA) with lower prices, haha

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Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MartyIU13
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UnderStageMan
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sunnymel13
3.44/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vicinandp
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cvengeance
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPeterson17
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pappy8563
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brianw1982
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewmeister1984
3.4/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure if this was an old bottle or not but was extremely disappointed with this one. Malt bomb with a strange aftertaste. The grapefruit version is a step up. I wish ballast point put bottling dates since I can't be completely sure. At any rate, wouldn't spend my money on this again.

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Photo of briguy93
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ricke49
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great balance of piney and grapefruit notes with malt sweetness. Slides down at 7 ABV like silk. Bit of a premium price but a reasonable occasional 'treat'. Great job by San Diego brewer!

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Photo of markjarema11
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of goopy
3.65/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of acapsel
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Second tasting in june '16, a bit old (5 months old)

L - Clear gold with a beautiful thin lacing

S - Pine, grapefruit, apricot, caramel. Define west Coast ipa

T - Pine, all citrus you want. Great bitterness. Great malt backbone. Clear but complex. This beer grows on you at each sip

F - Perfect mouthfeel, fine bubbles, juicy

O - the best ipa I've had so far. The perfect west Coast Ipa and not far too be the perfect beer. The balance is amazing. I can only imagine it fresh.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NicholasOfMKE
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adub23
3/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lazhal
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bm1
3.85/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,840 ratings.
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