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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 20
Gots: 3 | 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:
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(Beer added by: arfenhouse on 01-19-2013)
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Reviews by totallyrelaxed:
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totallyrelaxed

Arizona

4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have reviewed Sculpin so I'm not going to go into a complex review but this was such a treat I had to post.

Sculpin is my favorite beer hands down and when I was visiting Diego me and my friend who lives around the corner decided to go get it started. I saw the grapefruit Sculpin on the menu and went for it. Was thinking it would be meh but it was actually amazing. It tasted exactly like Sculpin but with a bright grapefruit juice taste on the front end. Halfway throught the distinctive Sculpin flavor washed over my palate. If this was available in stores I would be running to get it. Would be the best summer beer ever. If you see this at the brewery get it immediately.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2013 21:38:01 | More by totallyrelaxed
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sillyhed8

California

5/5  rDev +14.4%

07-10-2014 02:37:49 | More by sillyhed8
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greenlightmike

Nevada

4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a Spiegelau IPA glass.

appearance: golden just like Sculpin

Smell: Citrus right when open the bottle

Taste: Grapefruit right at the start. Not subtle at all. It hits you just like if you were drinking a grapefruit soda (Izzy comes to mind) but it transitions into a nice citrusy hop flavored sculpin. This is a great beer and ACTUALLY tastes of grapefruit

Mouthfeel: crisp and medium. Seems more carbonated than regular sculpin but it could just be because of the grapefruit but it actually fits really well.

Overall: Sculpin is amazing as it is and this is a perfect summer edition.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 03:29:38 | More by greenlightmike
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awdturboiv

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

07-08-2014 03:05:41 | More by awdturboiv
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DreTheProphet

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-06-2014 23:25:17 | More by DreTheProphet
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California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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TheBoog013

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-04-2014 22:27:08 | More by TheBoog013
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McSmack

California

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ballast Point has taken a great beer and created another great beer. The nose is definitely grapefruit. The draw is sculpin ipa. The finish finishes clean, dry, and crisp with grapefruit notes. Ballast Point just bottled and released it today at all their tap rooms and breweries. Not sure if they will distribute it. All I know is that it was going fast so I had to buy a case to have on hand for this Fourth of July!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 22:16:05 | More by McSmack
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-07-2014 13:46:27 | More by rudylaw
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California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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anteater

Oregon

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

20oz glass on tap

A: Clear and golden. Looks like Sculpin.

S: Not too strong, some citrus and hops. Smells like Sculpin.

T: Nice crisp bitterness, slightly sweet maltiness, lots of citrusy hoppy goodness. Tastes like Sculpin, wait for it, with GRAPEFRUIT. This beer really takes on the grapefruit flavor incredibly well. It is distinctly different from the grapefruit notes you would get from hops and tastes very much like the fruit without overwhelming the other aspects of the beer.

M: Medium body, crisp. Feels like Sculpin.

O: Really great beer, if you like Sculpin and you like grapefruit then chances are you will like this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2014 15:36:53 | More by anteater
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-14-2014 17:29:31 | More by DeanMoriarty
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EB1

California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.4%

04-08-2014 22:06:13 | More by taylor714914
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California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.