Ugly Fish IPA | Ballast Point Sculpin® Clone | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Ugly Fish IPA | Ballast Point Sculpin® Clone | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • This hop-forward beer recipe kit is modeled after the highly sought-after Ballast Point Sculpin® IPA
  • Bittered with Warrior® hops and finished with a beautiful blend of Cascade, Simcoe®, and Chinook late additions
  • Estimated ABV: 7%
  • Estimated IBUs: 62-69
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Contrary to its name, Ugly Fish IPA is actually one of the most beautiful beers we have to offer!  Designed as a clone of the highly sought-after Ballast Point Sculpin® IPA, the Ugly Fish IPA is a hop masterpiece.  This beer starts with a very clean bitterness from Warrior® hops, and finishes with a beautiful blend of Cascade, Simcoe®, and Chinook late additions.  With almost 10 ounces of hops, the Ugly Fish IPA is definitely a hop forward beer, but does have a solid malt profile that stands up to those hops and helps to keep it reasonably balanced.

If you're looking to treat your taste buds to a beer that we think has been hopped perfectly, we highly recommend the Ugly Fish IPA!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.067-72
  • SRM (Color Range): 6-8
  • IBUs: 62-69
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 7%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.
Simcoe® and Warrior® are registered trademarks owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.
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James N on Oct 19, 2022
Special offer
Kenneth J Kistler on Aug 12, 2022
James N on Oct 19, 2022
James N on Aug 25, 2022
Special offer
Kenneth J Kistler on Aug 12, 2022
Jeremiah David H on Aug 8, 2022
Made it previously. Very good.
Robert Woods on Aug 6, 2022
Love this beer!
Mr Lawrence Poms on Aug 3, 2022
I love Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Steven L M on Feb 14, 2022
William S D on Dec 11, 2021
Want to make a spiced sculpin
Daniel F on Jul 30, 2021
Looking for a Sculpin Clone
Coreen R on Jun 12, 2021
Love the real thing and great price on kit
David P on May 25, 2021
Love sculpin, will try my own
Christopher R on May 21, 2021
It's delicious
Larry on Apr 20, 2021
It's good
David B on Mar 25, 2021
looked good, plus.... hops
Thomas B on Mar 14, 2021
To compare to the commercial Sculpin.
Daren C on Dec 21, 2020
because I hope it's good
David B on Dec 1, 2020
sculpin is an awesome beer. hope this kit comes close
Randy S. Akam on Nov 26, 2020
friends have made it. goooood
Douglas Praetzel on Oct 13, 2020
To make a watermelon dorado clone
David L on Oct 2, 2020
Great tasting IPA!
Larry K on Sep 23, 2020
great beer
Karin M on Aug 26, 2020
I like Sculpin, and want to try this.
Angela Angelovic on May 25, 2020
tastes good
paul h on May 21, 2020
It sounded good
Rob S on Apr 29, 2020
Brewed it before and turned out very nice....like Sculpin
Michael L H on Apr 21, 2020
Excellent kit. Have made many batches.
Dennis R on Apr 20, 2020
Friend recommendation
Eric B on Apr 6, 2020
we love sculpin ipa
Jeffrey C on Apr 1, 2020
Previously used, great product!
David B on Mar 28, 2020
Used it before. It's great
Van S on Mar 23, 2020
love the taste
paul h on Mar 9, 2020
One of the only IPA's I like.
Steven C on Mar 3, 2020
great tasting beer. 4 times made
Reggie g on Jan 21, 2020
love the original
Gregory D on Jan 9, 2020
Sculpins are on if my favorite drinks. Itd be a cool thing to brew.
Jaime L on Dec 28, 2019
I've had great success with this kit, particularly by dry-hopping with an additional 2oz. citra for about a week.
Michael B on Dec 20, 2019
Dave L on Dec 4, 2019
Love the beer kit
Erik A A on Dec 3, 2019
I am a big Sculpin fan so this looks like a good fit!
Brian C. on Nov 22, 2019
Love Sculpin and wanted to see if your clone matches up
Mary Y on Nov 6, 2019
Because i like IPAs, porters, and stouts
Jeremy B on Oct 28, 2019
No free shipping with just the stopper
Sean M on Sep 9, 2019
Nick Horsky on Aug 28, 2019
I like the original
RICHARD O on May 18, 2019
i like sculpin
Gary G on Mar 12, 2019
Repeat kit
David B on Jan 4, 2019
I like sculpin ipa, so we'll see if this is close
Mark S on Nov 17, 2018
same friend, wants to start home brewing
dennis O on Oct 30, 2018
I live in a country where selling alcohol is illegal in most places (like my town) and decent beer simply isn't sold anywhere. I've hauled 8 ingredient kits of this across the Pacific and have gotten it down to a science. I use a temp controller and an old fridge to make sure I'm fermenting at 18°C (I'm in the tropics) and add an extra 2oz. Citra while dry-hopping for 7 days. It comes out perfectly every time, some of the best beer I've had, much less made.
Michael B on Oct 16, 2018
James N on Aug 25, 2022
Jeremiah David H on Aug 8, 2022

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Rated 3 out of 5
I was surprised how this one came out.
I was very excited to brew this kit because of all of the hop additions and the 11 lbs. of LME.

It came out like a Brown Ale/IPA hybrid. It's not bad. I enjoy drinking it. But if you're expecting a text-book hoppy IPA, I'm not sure this is the best option.
January 6, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Beautiful IPA? I say yes.
It seemed too bitter at first, I get impatient, but a week of bottle conditioning tamed that to a good, but still nicely bitter, level. A simple way to get a really good IPA.
March 30, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Sculpin ...Not exactly... but still good!
First off - recipe said 11lbs of DME - Only received 9lbs? Some one needs to update that, or quality control the order better. Spoke with creator of sculpin about it / not revealing the formula, said try 7lbs of DME and 1.5 lbs of corn sugar. 11lbs would be too much. Also apparently no Cascade in the OG recipe. Brewed with the provided 9lbs. added 8oz maltodextrin. overall very good beer. Definitely has more flavor than sculpin. Color similar. note - added 3lbs of DME @ 30 min. The rest DME at 10 min.
November 17, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love to hate this beer
I hate this beer! The finished product taste so damn good it doesn't last long and i have to cook sooner than I like too. Probably the best 2x IPA I have made. No need to changed the recipe follow as written and you will hate it to.
April 25, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It actually came out a bit hotter than predicted, someone got a little more than 8% with a great flavor.
April 21, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Ugly fish is good but not ready yet
Well I put it in the secondary fermenter and dry hoped it. Tasted a little and it is what I expected. So when it’s complete man I know I’ll have great beer. Oh yeah I will getting another kit. I’m a hop head
December 5, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Cool idea for a handle
Nice handle. I like the cutouts that come with the kits
Tap handle
Tap handle
February 14, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Simply delicious
Simply delicious just as it is, this is the extract kit that makes me want to step up my extract game. Delicious.
November 21, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I never bought this kit before—largely because the name turned me off. When I finally read the description of the brew and discovered it was modeled on Ballast Point’s Sculpin, I decided to try it. Very good brew. I will definitely brew it again. You guys might want to consider a new name.
August 21, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great IPA
I have been doing all grain for a few years now, and when my equipment needed repair I tried this extract kit. The flavor is great, the hops are strong but not overpowering or overly bitter. Would suggest to anyone.
April 2, 2018
over 6 years ago