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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPAGrapefruit Sculpin IPA

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BA SCORE
96
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312 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 88
Gots: 52 | 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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Reviews by AgentMunky:
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3.93/5  rDev -9%
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.

AgentMunky, Jul 22, 2014
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Appearance - Mostly clear golden amber body. Nice white head that retains well. Some lacing inside the glass and a medium collar.

Smell - Well. Grapefruit is all over. Grapefruit oil aroma.

Taste - Taste is also heavy on the grapefruit. Can't discern between hops and grapefruit. Some cracker malt before that oily grapefruit comes back.

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.