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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPAGrapefruit Sculpin IPA

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 35
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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NorCalAussie

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-27-2014 14:28:42 | More by NorCalAussie
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California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Tuckersmth

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

07-23-2014 20:40:35 | More by Tuckersmth
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rawfish

California

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear and golden with a minor half finger head of white. Decent retention and wispy bands of lace, good enough but I know real fruit really damages appearance of beers.

White grapefruit comes screaming out of the glass almost one dimensional but with a bit of warmth you get the underlying tropical dried mangoes and pineapple Sculpin is known for with just a bit of bubblegum and pine in the finish. Whoa.

Nicely balanced with malt adding sweetness but little flavor allowing the white grapefruit flavor to dominate with a backing of dried pineapple and mangoes and the pine is lost, replaced with a herbal and minty hop kick. Bitterness is moderate with a juicy and tempered finish.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. Alcohol is felt but not tasted. Lacks the drying of a typical hopped up beer but is so juicy and the grapefruit does give an impression of some drying.

Stunning use of grapefruit that doesn't hold back. A bit too much forward in that brand of citrus but that's what I was expecting and looking forward to anyway. Best with food and really begins to open up when left to sit a bit.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 04:30:39 | More by rawfish
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California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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AgentMunky

California

3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a half-pint glass at Ale Arsenal.

Good head tops a perfectly clear golden beer.

The smell is juicy and delightful. Citrus is unmistakeable and grapefruit is divineable. Citrus peel and a pleasant acidity.

Oh good god. I suspect they make this with actual grapefruits. This tastes more like a soda than a beer. Fizzy, fruity, tart, and bitter. The bitterness seems to come from rind, rather than hops. Very interesting, but not very...Sculpin-y. Deceptively refreshing; this doesn't feel like drinking. The finish is long and grapefruit juicy. (Not to sound like a broken record, but it's REALLY obvious.)

A little one-dimensional for me, but tasty enough.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2014 04:42:24 | More by AgentMunky
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Rothobinide

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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California

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California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-19-2014 17:19:51 | More by Hendrick24
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robear

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz acquired via trade. Poured into double-walled tumbler.

Appearance: Beautiful beer. Deep golden hay, just like original Sculpin. Good head retention, great lacing. This is one of the most attractive beers out there.

Smell: They aren't kidding about the grapefruit. If you don't like gf, you won't like this beer.

Taste: Follows aroma perfectly. I could only pick up a hint of Sculpin at the very end. Grapefruit was a good balance of sweet/tart. I would argue for a bit more hops. Alcohol is almost completely hidden. Dangerous.

Mouthfeel: I could drink this all day. Less cloying/sticky than original Sculpin.

Overall: Delivers what it promises. Will try alongside original Sculpin next week. I do wish it had a touch more "fresh-squeezed" grapefruit flavor. Sculpin has always been a highly filtered beer, so you lose all of that great organic matter you have in fresh gf juice.

Verdict: Well worth a trade to the West Coast. Have your trading partner throw in an original Sculpin to taste the differences. They're pretty major.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 14:41:37 | More by robear
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Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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Boone757

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-18-2014 06:36:20 | More by Boone757
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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.