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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: 2,042
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 265
Gots: 530 | FT: 19
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: arfenhouse on 01-19-2013

Our Award-winning IPA, with a citrus twist.
Our Grapefruit Sculpin is the latest take on our signature IPA. Some may say there are few ways to improve Sculpin’s unique flavor, but the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements our IPA’s citrusy hop character. Grapefruit’s a winter fruit, but this easy-drinking ale tastes like summer.

The Sculpin IPA is a testament to our humble beginnings as Home Brew Mart. It showcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon. The lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops. The Sculpin fish has poisonous spikes on its fins that can give a strong sting. Ironically, the meat from a Sculpin fish is considered some of the tastiest. Something that has a sting but tastes great; sounds like a Ballast Point India Pale Ale. This version of our Sculpin IPA has grapefruit added; the grapefruit flavor really enhances the citrus aroma of the hops.
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4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjcarle2000
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I wish there was a bit more grapefruit flavor. It mixed in too well with the hops.

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trueant1
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From 12 oz bottle.
Bought from Total Wine

Pours a pilsner color with a nice thick white head. Tastes of a really nice refined and balanced Ipa. Nothing over the top. What struck me fancy on this liquid morsel, is how nice the mouth-feel is. Super smooth and creamy for an ipa. Lightly carbonated. All this through a very bitter aftertaste. Smells almost musty, with a saison quality.
Gratz Ballast. Love this one.

Photo of Beersaday
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of devilshaircut
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alexk307
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ajstar89
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, nice change to a great ipa!

Photo of REEK
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mwmeunie
4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris7482
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Northtexan
4.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased a 64oz growler from Whole Foods. Pours a nice copper-orange with a velvety head. The smell is heavy fresh grapefruit. It's incredible. Taste is more of that delicious grapefruit juice and all the normal awesomeness of Sculpin. This is liquid heaven. So very glad I was able to get this and will go after it again. Excellent job, Ballast Point!

Photo of lic217
3.72/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moneynoobject
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of STIII
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If you like Grapefruit, you're gonna love this brew! I'm really glad it has been added to Ballast Points roster in GA.

Photo of Svyturys30
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjd315
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bdel34
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DLSheidy
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nodder
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobertH50
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KobraKai
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3.61/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden amber color with white head. Grapefruit, lemon, pine, and some coriander on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice resinous hop bite.

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3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,042 ratings.