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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPAGrapefruit Sculpin IPA

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469 Ratings
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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 103
Gots: 80 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: arfenhouse on 01-19-2013)
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Poured a nice, slighty hazy amber body with a thin cap of white foam. Exactly what I expect from an IPA, nothing amazing, but still quite nice. Scents of tropical fruit especially pineapple and mango, pine resin, grapefruit peel and flesh, light pine resin and indeterminate citrus. Faint malt is also present. Overall impression of aroma is of a fairy grapefruit forward aroma, fitting the addition of grapefruit, with the same pine, tropical fruit and citrus that we have come expect from Sculpin. A wonderful aroma. True to form and what I expect from Sculpin. Flavor begins with a nice flavor of grapefruit zest and flesh, far more fresh and fruity than the normal hop-derived grapefruit. A hint of pine resin complements the grapefruit. The middle continues this fresh, grapefruit rich flavor, along with a bit of indeterminate, likely orange zest, citrus peel and moderate pine resin. Finish is rich in grapefruit flesh, peel, pith and medium amounts of pine resin. A light malt sweetness balances the hops and grapefruit throughout. Aftertaste is grapefruit flesh, rind and a moderate level of pine resin. Overall impression of flavor is of a wonderfully refreshing IPA that takes a strong presence towards grapefruit due to the addition of grapefruit. It is wonderfully balanced and works well with the base flavors, particularly the pine resin, but also the malt. The fresh, bitter, fruity notes of the grapefruit peel are on full display and make the beer feel fresh and crisp. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium carbonation and a crisp, drying, resinous feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a nice, resinous IPA, the typical Sculpin, though notes of raw grapefruit also push through. Very nice. Overall this is a wonderful IPA. It takes the base Sculpin and adds a fantastic level of grapefruit to the base and balances it wonderfully in aroma and flavor. The resinous mouthfeel helps. Truly an excellent IPA that is full of fresh citrus and pine flavor. Highly recommended.

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.