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:
13,787
Reviews:
2,480
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,482
Gots:
5,638
For Trade:
43
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Ratings: 13,787 |  Reviews: 2,480
Photo of MShloss
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of breardon1776
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Refreshing like drinking a cold glass of lemonade or sweet tea in a hit Georgia summers day. I typically give average smell rating for beers as I'm never impressed but here I am. Small fluffy head. Nice orange Amber color. Not bitter, more hops. I feel there is one more character of hops the beer should have(something bolder) but it is great the way it tastes now.

Drinking again, a year later. Just bumped feel. I love this beer.

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

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

Photo of rjmarten
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look and smell were a little underwhelming, but taste more than made up for it. A little disappointed how the linger went away so quickly, but then was pleasantly surprised as to how it returned. One of the more enjoyable IPA's I've had, but at $16.00 for a six pack of 12 ounce bottles, I will stick with those other few I enjoy as much, but whose price is easier to swallow.

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

Photo of Peter_M_Morris
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tate21
4.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cafiguer
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nakedasajbird
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of captainsdaughter
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very solid IPA and very drinkable, other than that, did not really blow me away like I thought it would. Very drinkable but definitely had better.

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

Photo of squeezemylemon
4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very well balanced with clean finish.

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Photo of TomChiari777
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L -- Pours a coppery-gold with a fair white head that reduces to a ring around the edge. Slight lacing at first.

S -- Dank, grass, pine, citrus.

T -- First hit is pine and resin, some floral and grassy notes follow up, then dank comes in mid palate, and bitter takes it out through the end. With warmth, the citrus shows up stronger, mostly in the mid/end notes. The dankness also mellows out a bit, turns into herbal and earthy notes. There's also a sweetness to it that keeps it from being a hopbomb.

F -- Crisp, good bitterness, a little resin leftover.

O -- Good overall beer. Lots of dynamics in flavortown and they meld well together, none overpowering, each contributing in its own way.

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Photo of jlee922
3.86/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Woodling
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UURevival
3.83/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zatch90
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kevinmwelding
4.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of utahgiebs
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of govlady
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured a darker orange into the glass with two fingers of foam that lingered
smell a lot of tropical fruit, mango?, citrus
taste - fruity with a hint of pine, bitterness on the back end
mouthfeel - medium carb, medium bodied, pretty refreshing beer
overall - a solid IPA. wish we had these out in MO, but with frequent trips to chicago and CA, i get my hands on sculpins when I can. i do prefer the grapefruit sculpin, which is odd because i dont love grapefruit.

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Photo of KingBiscuit
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 13,787 ratings.
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