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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Sculpin IPAGrapefruit Sculpin IPA

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 40
Gots: 12 | 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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rbrefbeerman

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-31-2014 05:16:37 | More by rbrefbeerman
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GregDuB65

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-31-2014 02:13:03 | More by GregDuB65
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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-31-2014 00:22:54 | More by _morandi_
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IRISHFAN951

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very nice pour with a good finger of beautiful white head. Perfect amount of carbonation throughout the beer. Smells exactly like a Sculpin should, the perfect San Diego IPA with subtle notes of grapefruit zest or mist. First taste is Cali hops and grapefruit in the most wonderful marriage of flavor and aroma any beer lover would die for.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 22:16:48 | More by IRISHFAN951
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-30-2014 21:37:33 | More by Yellolab2010
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Tjlongo90


5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-30-2014 06:04:17 | More by Tjlongo90
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-28-2014 00:23:38 | More by lupercmda
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Simon-Zakaria


3.75/5  rDev -14%

07-27-2014 16:28:10 | More by Simon-Zakaria
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NorCalAussie

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-27-2014 14:28:42 | More by NorCalAussie
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Ferrari805

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-27-2014 07:24:14 | More by Ferrari805
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Rado

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-27-2014 02:47:19 | More by Rado
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-27-2014 02:38:47 | More by drewone
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Wowcoolman

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-27-2014 02:33:42 | More by Wowcoolman
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JSuperman

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-26-2014 21:28:51 | More by JSuperman
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Clemskis

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-25-2014 13:35:27 | More by Clemskis
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thufflife

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-25-2014 12:30:44 | More by thufflife
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Tuckersmth

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

07-23-2014 20:40:35 | More by Tuckersmth
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rawfish

California

4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear and golden with a minor half finger head of white. Decent retention and wispy bands of lace, good enough but I know real fruit really damages appearance of beers.

White grapefruit comes screaming out of the glass almost one dimensional but with a bit of warmth you get the underlying tropical dried mangoes and pineapple Sculpin is known for with just a bit of bubblegum and pine in the finish. Whoa.

Nicely balanced with malt adding sweetness but little flavor allowing the white grapefruit flavor to dominate with a backing of dried pineapple and mangoes and the pine is lost, replaced with a herbal and minty hop kick. Bitterness is moderate with a juicy and tempered finish.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. Alcohol is felt but not tasted. Lacks the drying of a typical hopped up beer but is so juicy and the grapefruit does give an impression of some drying.

Stunning use of grapefruit that doesn't hold back. A bit too much forward in that brand of citrus but that's what I was expecting and looking forward to anyway. Best with food and really begins to open up when left to sit a bit.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 04:30:39 | More by rawfish
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-22-2014 23:55:57 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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AgentMunky

California

3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2014 04:42:24 | More by AgentMunky
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Rothobinide

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-21-2014 00:52:18 | More by Rothobinide
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fox227

California

5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-20-2014 21:49:03 | More by fox227
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-20-2014 06:56:16 | More by largadeer
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random846

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

07-20-2014 04:25:48 | More by random846
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geuze_gone_wild

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-20-2014 03:42:40 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.