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Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA
BA SCORE
4.39/5
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13,970 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:
2,497
Ratings:
13,970
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,503
Gots:
5,805
Trade:
43
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 13,970 |  Reviews: 2,497
Photo of atomicnemesis
4.83/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells slightly malty with bitter citrus rind, floral tropical fruit, and herbal grassy pine. The taste is fruity and malty with some floral tropical notes, bitter citrus rind, and herbal grassy pine. It's bitter but not overdone. Moderate carbonation and a medium body give it a nice feel. Overall a good, bitter, hoppy IPA that could be just a bit more flavorful.

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Photo of Hahnin
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty awesome beer, hoppy and bitter but with a mild /crisp aftertaste. Well balanced, and just delicious. I am looking forward to trying the grapefruit

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Photo of wdberkley
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I hate to call this a typical IPA, but it kinda is. Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and is loaded with tasty hops like a duck....

Soooo much better than Grapefruit Sculpin

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Photo of Anatole
3.8/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryannel24
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of kyleryan
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sdm9465
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mstkelly
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tomrd123
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdagnew
3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of umassbj
4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of bpmorrissey
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gsdmica
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewtality713
3.77/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dkemp713
3.79/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PStaff716
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbnrhino
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of martinATX
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of flyingpig
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml Can from Brewdog online shop (£3.50):
This one was an excellent offering from Ballast Point, exactly what I was expecting with plenty of hop bitterness and beautiful tropical fruits. There was a nice kick to the beer with some great pine and citrus flavours making the beer a classic and easily one of the best of the style that I've tried, there's only a couple others that I would rate higher.

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Photo of Bpayne88
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13,970 ratings
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