Sculpin® IPA Clone - Ugly Fish (All Grain)

Sculpin® IPA Clone - Ugly Fish (All Grain)

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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 grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
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is beer
Kelsey B on Feb 22, 2023
first time trying an all grain brew
Ryan A on Dec 22, 2022
is beer
Kelsey B on Feb 22, 2023
I think i will like it
Larry on Jan 13, 2023
first time trying an all grain brew
Ryan A on Dec 22, 2022
Ipa Day special
D. Francis on Aug 6, 2022
Love IPA'S
Martin B on Aug 5, 2022
I've had this once, and liked it
Frank S on Jul 6, 2022
Late summer beer with a little higher alcohol content
Erik A on Jun 14, 2022
I like Sculpin beer
John C on Mar 21, 2022
Goto bottled brew
Stephen Hirschmugl on Jan 31, 2022
great kit
JIM HULSE on Jan 3, 2022
its awesome
Ken M on Aug 10, 2021
Sounded like it should be good
Frank S on Apr 20, 2021
I love to brew IPAs
Vernon B on Apr 5, 2021
I love Sculpin
James Duclos on Mar 16, 2021
I love this beer
Joseph C on Feb 24, 2021
Great taste beer, great kit.
Edgardo Henry A on Jan 25, 2021
Used before and tasted great
Joseph P on Jan 16, 2021
One of my top five IPAs, we'll see how the kit matches up...
Daniel M on Jan 8, 2021
I like this IPA
David on Nov 28, 2020
I like sculpin
Rommel A on Nov 26, 2020
Try it
Bev B on Nov 21, 2020
Did not have much time to shop so selected kit.
Guido H on Nov 19, 2020
Great value, great taste
MIke McCullough on Nov 14, 2020
it's a really good kit
James M on Nov 3, 2020
Brewed before and really like it
Tommy Williams on Oct 20, 2020
I think its awesome! I think this will be my third purchase of this kit.
Bob P on Oct 12, 2020
Joseph P on Sep 9, 2020
New to brewing and already know how Sculpin IPA tastes, will be able to compare
Oscar G on Sep 7, 2020
Its delicious
Nojoe Biden on Sep 7, 2020
it was cheaper to do the kit instead of buying the ingredients separately. only downside is I would prefer whole hops.
Christopher B on Sep 4, 2020
I am a fan of the Sculpin
Nils L on Sep 1, 2020
Favorite everyday beer
CHARLES S on Aug 18, 2020
I like this recipe
jason c on Aug 16, 2020
My Favorite
Valued C on Jul 9, 2020
Love IPA and enjoyed Ballast Point
chip w on Jul 3, 2020
I like it.
Bruce B on May 13, 2020
I wanted an IPA
Rene R on May 13, 2020
Love scolpin and want to brew my own
Daniel H on May 12, 2020
Wanted an IPA to brew
Abraham Garcia C on Apr 17, 2020
I love IPA
Chris E on Apr 8, 2020
For fun
Thomas H on Mar 26, 2020
summer time IPA
Kevin D on Mar 22, 2020
I love sculpin
Mark R on Mar 16, 2020
Love a good ipa
Kenny L on Feb 8, 2020
another favorite beer
Douglas Pyle on Jan 10, 2020
Good price, reviews, and its beer
Louis on Jan 3, 2020
Absolutely Stupendous/ add just a-little unrefined cane sugar to the end of the boil, makes a big differences.. But it / try it!
Joseph kirby on Nov 25, 2019
One of my favorite IPAs
DJ from Shawnee on Oct 30, 2019
I've brewed this kit before and really enjoyed it.
Christopher W on Sep 10, 2019
i like the original beer so a clone allows me to add my own twist to an original
matthew s p on Jul 25, 2019
I think i will like it
Larry on Jan 13, 2023
Ipa Day special
D. Francis on Aug 6, 2022
what yeast do you use for ugly fish IPA?
Hector Adame on Apr 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can use multiple yeasts. Something that will finish dry and clean is best. Try these below and make sure to use two packs for best results.
Wyeast | 1056 American Ale® | Beer Yeast | Activator Smack-Pack System™ | 100 Billion Cells
Wyeast | 1056 American Ale® | Beer Yeast | Activator Smack-Pack System™ | 100 Billion Cells
Fermentis | SafAle™ US-05 American Ale | 11.5 g
Fermentis | SafAle™ US-05 American Ale | 11.5 g
WLP001 California Ale - White Labs Yeast
WLP001 California Ale - White Labs Yeast
WLP002 English Ale - White Labs Yeast
WLP002 English Ale - White Labs Yeast
Imperial Yeast | A01 House Ale | Beer Yeast | Double Pitch | 200 Billion Cells
Imperial Yeast | A01 House Ale | Beer Yeast | Double Pitch | 200 Billion Cells
Balance Point at one time had a Habanero spiced version of Sculpin. Any ideas on how one would best achieve the same?
James Duclos on Mar 14, 2021
BEST ANSWER: An easy way to go is make a tincture of habanero and vodka. Any vodka will do and you just need a small amount. All you need to do is remove the stems, crack open the peppers in your hands, add them into a jar or glass until it is full, cover the peppers completely with vodka (or other spirit of your choice), then wait 1-6 weeks for the flavor to develop. The spice will come out in the first couple days, but the flavor from the peppers will permeate much more slowly. Then grab a pint or growler of beer from your keg and measure carefully to find the right balance point of spice and flavor. Then do some arithmetic and dose that amount into the whole keg or fermenter. A quick dash of pineapple juice will help balance the beer back fi it gets too spicy. Cheers!
Can you get this kit with whole leaf hops only?
Dan Stephens on Apr 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’m pretty sure all kits come with pellets unless otherwise noted. You could call the customer service number for clarification.
I prefer to brew 2.5gal batches. Are you able to sell this kit in for that volume?
Andrew Cunningham on Dec 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Our recipe kits only come in the 5 gallon size. It is possible to use half of the ingredients at a time and save the other half to brew at another time. Hops will keep best in the freezer for a couple of months. Grains keep fine at room temperature for a year if you seal them well enough that critters don't get into them. If you want to do an extract batch the DME option will be the easiest to measure and store at home.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer. I use WLP001. Brewed this one three times already this year.
August 19, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Add grapefruit favoring
I ordered this version because Morebeer did not have the one with the grapefruit addition. Same ingredients. I obtained the grapefruit concentrate from a local brew store. Doubling the grapefruit to 1 oz instead of 1/2 oz made it even more refreshing. I used 2 packets of Safeale and 4 oz priming sugar for my 5 gal of wort. Highly recommend this. I am doing the same with Drake's IPA, but with 1/2 oz grapefruit for the test..I may go with 5 oz priming suger for that. Cheers!.
November 5, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Needs to be a double kit!
Holy smokes, this beer turned out so good my friends just about drank the whole batch leaving only a few for myself. Needed to make a double batch so I could hide a case or two away. Had to start another beer sooner than normal to make up for the speed at which this one got consumed
May 21, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
Ugly Fish IPA/Ballast Point Clone
Beer turned out great!
February 17, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Not a clone, but good beer.
This is not a clone. The body is close but the hops are wrong. It should have dry hop Amarillo and few more C hops in the boil. Next time I would add the Columbus to the boil
December 22, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great summer kit!
Grain bills are hard to fill in my community with the Covid situation. MoreBeer came to the rescue with this terrific kit which fits the bill for summer satisfaction. The recipe is hop heavy, so be prepared with a hop bag, hop rocket, hop cone tube, etc.
August 12, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My friends have tried for years to make a good ipa, finally nailed it!
My abv came out at 6.8 and this is a super hoppy beer. I loved everything about brewing this. Imagine having 5 gallons of a crisp hoppy full bodied ipa on draft!
June 29, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Ugly Fish IPA
This came out great. I missed the OG by a little but everything else came out great in the process. The final product tastes delicious. I added the secondary hopes in about 4-5 days before bottling. This you could adjust depending on how much hop you want in the taste. Mine has a good hop taste but not overwhelming. Will make again.
March 4, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Warning: I've purchased this kit a few times, finally figured out it has too many bittering hops.. Ibu's 101. Went to the end of the style guide, & fell off. Remove 2oz of your choice, for me simcoe cinntinial. Still give this kit 5 stars..
January 28, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Makes an excellent, strong IPA
With the large volume of base malt, you'll get an OG of over 1.070, unless your efficiency is quite low. You can actually get up to 8% ABV, putting it into the IIPA category (although the color is too light to technically meet that definition). And with all those hops additions, you'll get a very tasty beer!
October 22, 2019
over 4 years ago