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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Grapefruit Sculpin IPA
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: arfenhouse on 01-19-2013)
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4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

20oz glass on tap

A: Clear and golden. Looks like Sculpin.

S: Not too strong, some citrus and hops. Smells like Sculpin.

T: Nice crisp bitterness, slightly sweet maltiness, lots of citrusy hoppy goodness. Tastes like Sculpin, wait for it, with GRAPEFRUIT. This beer really takes on the grapefruit flavor incredibly well. It is distinctly different from the grapefruit notes you would get from hops and tastes very much like the fruit without overwhelming the other aspects of the beer.

M: Medium body, crisp. Feels like Sculpin.

O: Really great beer, if you like Sculpin and you like grapefruit then chances are you will like this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2014 15:36:53 | More by anteater
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4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Doin' it well and good at Toronado (San Diego).

Whoa doggy. Yeah, hmmmm huh. This dog can hunt! Straight up, Sculpin with grapefruit - no more, no less. And Raul likes it. Raul likes it real good. Kind of like sprinkling a little bit of sugar on Miranda Kerr before you take a bite. Yep!

Serving type: cask

09-13-2013 01:07:02 | More by RaulMondesi
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3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap for The Full Pint 6th Anniversary Celebration held at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a very nice citrus presence that make this one easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2013 02:40:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
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5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Schteve for turning me on to Ballast Point Sculpin a couple of weeks ago. My new favorite beer. I live IPA's the hippies the better, and normally not a huge fan if fruit flavors in beer (with the exception of M.H. #9)
The flavor, smell, look and feel of this Beria amazing. So many great things all together to form the most amazing tasting beer. Well done Ballast Point, and thanks!

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2013 19:27:12 | More by RichR
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4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have reviewed Sculpin so I'm not going to go into a complex review but this was such a treat I had to post.

Sculpin is my favorite beer hands down and when I was visiting Diego me and my friend who lives around the corner decided to go get it started. I saw the grapefruit Sculpin on the menu and went for it. Was thinking it would be meh but it was actually amazing. It tasted exactly like Sculpin but with a bright grapefruit juice taste on the front end. Halfway throught the distinctive Sculpin flavor washed over my palate. If this was available in stores I would be running to get it. Would be the best summer beer ever. If you see this at the brewery get it immediately.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2013 21:38:01 | More by totallyrelaxed
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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Supposedly this is just the Sculpin but with grapefruit peel added in.

A: Light copper with white head. Decent head with good lacing and retention. Bubbly.

S: Primarily grapefruit. Some pineapple and a bit of pine. Big and fresh.

T: Taste is a bit one-dimensional, mainly grapefruit hops. A light touch of tropical fruit and a (very) tiny bit of malt sweetness. Not overly bitter and great drinkability. Overall tasty but lacking complexity.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Very fresh and solid IPA. Still haven't tried the regular Sculpin but now I'm looking forward to it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 08:48:50 | More by arfenhouse
Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.