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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPAGrapefruit Sculpin IPA

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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 136
Gots: 125 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: arfenhouse on 01-19-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

rondufresne, Today at 03:12 AM
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4.72/5  rDev +9.5%

Christensen-g, Today at 12:38 AM
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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%

Like the name says - this beer is all grapefruit!
A - looks like a top-notch IPA, because it is one. Golden yellow with one finger's width of head that dissipated quite quickly leaving a thin ring that lasted the whole distance. Beautiful looking beer.
S - Oh boy, smells like grapefruit rind, and grapefruit pulp. Yep, that is pretty much all there is to this beer.
T - More of the same - this is like biting into a whole grapefruit - rind, pulp, and some seeds for good measure. The bitterness on the end is a bit distracting, but then again, that is what the brewer intended it to be, so no real complaints there.
M - medium, crisp mouthfeel.
O - A perfect marriage of grapefruit and IPA. This one rocks on all fronts. But then again, improving upon an already world-class, near-perfect IPA is bound to be a very, very difficult choice. Between this and their 'regular' Sculpin, I'll pick their regular one 10 times out of 10. Glad I got to try this one though.

gshak, Today at 12:08 AM
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4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rocky, bar-poured head. Great ring lace with streaks in between. Light amber color and clear.

True to its name, this is a grapefruit smelling beer. It's also a bit fruity. Good combination.

Starts smooth but becomes prickly quickly. Think raw lemon rind. Bitingly bitter that leaves a very long aftertaste. Rich mouthfeel particularly with a muted level of carbonation.

smcolw, Yesterday at 07:04 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Stella goblet. Thanks, Darren.

A: Golden, opaque with a 2 finger off-white head that lingers for a bit. Tons of lacing.

S: Pink grapefruit, citrus, fresh.

T: Like taking a bath in pink grapefruit juice. Smooth, seductive. Very low bitterness. Citrus elements abound. A malty finish. Wow.

M: Medium to heavy with great carbonation.

O: A real amp up from the regular Sculpin, which I love. Glad I got to try this tasty little fishy. Recommended.

brewskifan55, Wednesday at 05:17 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

paulish, Wednesday at 01:41 AM
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4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

breadwinner, Tuesday at 05:34 PM
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

ac22rush, Monday at 03:45 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

On tap, into a tulip at the tasting room in Little Italy in SD
A: golden orange with a nice 2 finger head
S: Serious nose on this, lots of grapefruit rind and pith, juicy and bitter, and faint crackery/biscuit to provide a little balance.
T: A whole new level of grapefruit here, and it kicks in on all levels, pithy, rind, juiciness, really features grapefruit better than just about anything I've tasted. A little herbal complement, too. It works really well with the Sculpin profile, but the grapefruit distracts a little from the great harmony of flavors in the regular ipa. Still a really interesting beer, and in the summer, this would be particularly nice.
M: medium carbonation, dry and a little less bitter than the base.

Taybeh, Monday at 03:21 AM
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3.56/5  rDev -17.4%

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.