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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPAGrapefruit Sculpin IPA

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297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 86
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
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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A: deep gold and clear, couple of fingers of ivory head slimmed to a fine cap

S: dark citrusy pith of grapefruit; floral and herbal notes drifting through...

T: bitter Sculpin ale accented with doses of grapefruit - akin to the fruit, the juice, the hop characteristic; hints of lime sparkle over undercurrents of clean- and fresh-tasting pale malts

M: light-feeling, crisp, bittering, ample carbonation; quenching effect!

O: let's say you enjoy bitter, hop-forward pale ales with that sweet 7% abv - this is an excellent entry from Ballast Point, building on their classic Sculpin ale - sure to please, don't hesitate to buy. As a fan of that grapefruity character, I actually like it more than regular Sculpin and rated it accordingly.

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Pours an orange color with a slight haze. Good retention and plenty of hops infused, sticky lace. The aroma keys in on the grapefruit and citrus notes from hops.

The taste is very citrusy obviously with grapefruit and hop bitterness and citrus glory just melding into an IPA of tremendous proportions. The alcohol cannot be detected beyond the bright citrus assault. Sweet malts do a fair job at evening everything out.

Overall, an enjoyable beer. Be warned, this is not Sculpin. Its Grapefruit Sculpin. You will know what I mean, and what they meant too.

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.