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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: 488
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 104
Gots: 87 | 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:
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(Beer added by: arfenhouse on 01-19-2013)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Basin Pub in Bushnell's Basin, NY.

Pours a golden yellow-ish color, with a small quarter inch head, and a lot of lacing.

Smells understandably strongly of grapefruit, of both the actual fruit and of the actual hop bent, with some other indistinguishable sweeter citrus.

My main problem with this beer is that it didn't really need to be done. Sculpin is already huge on the grapefruit to begin with, tons of citrus, all created simply by hop magic. This amplifies the grapefruit, but doesn't improve it. The grapefruit subdues all the other fruit flavors I get out of this one. All grapefruit, all the way. This knock is not to say the beer doesn't taste good- it's just unnecessary.

This one is kind of light bodied, with a crisp, slightly sweet mouthfeel, and a medium amount of carbonation.

A beer that didn't need to be made. Sculpin is the base, so it still tastes good, though.

GreesyFizeek, Yesterday at 05:06 AM
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear golden/amber body topped with a thin pearl white head. Spotty lacing remains on the glass as it goes down.

S: Huge aromas of grapefruit zest and flesh dominate, layered with resiny pine notes. As it warms more familiar hop derived pithy/bitter grapefruit-esque notes emerge as opposed to the massive aromas from actual grapefruit that were apparent initially. Faint breadiness from the pale malt rounds everything out and reminds you that this is indeed a beer and not a carbonated glass of grapefruit juice. Amazing nose, regardless of it's slightly singular focus on grapefruit.

T: While not as aggressive as the nose, grapefruit is still obviously the major player in the taste. Zesty grapefruit peel upfront, followed by orange peel and bitter pine. Crackery malt finisher.

M: Light/moderate bodied with medium carbonation. Long and drying finish accentuates the flavors perfectly.

O: Awesome variant of an already awesome base beer. The interplay between grapefruit and hops is a perfect match and adds even more drinkability to a beer I can already crush endlessly. Will grab this every single time I see it.

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Appearance: Pale golden with a nice frothy head. Good head retention.
Smell: Huge citrus, grapefruit as advertised but also mandarin oranges
Taste: Citrus pith, some pine
Mouthfeel: moderate body good carbonation. Slightly resin-y

Roxie_B, Monday at 01:06 AM
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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.