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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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Reviews by arfenhouse:
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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

Supposedly this is just the Sculpin but with grapefruit peel added in.

A: Light copper with white head. Decent head with good lacing and retention. Bubbly.

S: Primarily grapefruit. Some pineapple and a bit of pine. Big and fresh.

T: Taste is a bit one-dimensional, mainly grapefruit hops. A light touch of tropical fruit and a (very) tiny bit of malt sweetness. Not overly bitter and great drinkability. Overall tasty but lacking complexity.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Very fresh and solid IPA. Still haven't tried the regular Sculpin but now I'm looking forward to it.

arfenhouse, Jan 19, 2013
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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.