Sculpin - Pineapple
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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From:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,506
ABV:
7%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,700
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 9.34%
Ratings:
1,905
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 25, 2021
Added:
Jun 23, 2015
Wants:
  82
Gots:
  677
SCORE
89
Very Good
Sculpin - PineappleSculpin - Pineapple
Notes: Our Pineapple Sculpin IPA came from one of many small-batch cask experiments to enhance the flavor of our signature IPA. With so many tropical hop notes in Sculpin, how could we not try adding some sweet, juicy pineapple? The combination of fruity flavors and hop intensity definitely packs a punch.
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4.24 by DarrellK from Florida on Dec 25, 2021
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3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.0%. Deep golden colour, moderate white head. Aroma of pineapple and fruity hops, some pine too. The flavour has also notes of pineapple, but this is still a well hopped IPA, and not pure pineapple juice. Very drinkable.

Dec 14, 2020
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3.12/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by GarrettB from Colorado

April 25th, 2016 - Ballast Point's pineapple flavored Sculpin is absolutely a downgrade from the original formula, but I do concede that the nose brings me back to the Tiki Oasis event hosted here in San Diego - weed and pineapple, with some tiki punch, and, oddly some diaper. I wouldn't put that past Tiki Oasis circa 2am. The flavor is a downer though, tasting like a raw, underripe pineapple.

Sep 08, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Aug 18, 2020
 
3 by BrinkingDeer from California on Jun 13, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

A- Pours a hazy dark golden/amber color with orange hues when held against a light....I definitely feel that the haziness is a lot more robust than several of the previous reviews would suggest...is it just mine I wonder? Shows off a nice eggshell colored head that is dense and creamy looking, and has excellent retention....starts off at around three fingers in thickness, before settling to an undisturbed froth over top the brew. Also shows excellent lacing, with thick rings sticking to the inside of my beer glass....almost as thick as the head left behind after it settled! I can see faint columns of carbonation slowly rising to the top in lumbering fashion. Overall a very nice looking IPA!

S- This doesn't have the overbearing hop presence that I thought it would, but rather there is a very distinct sweet tropical pineapple aroma that really balances out the bitterness of the hop cones. Background smells of citrus fruits, malt robustness, extra dark chocolate with candied orange/pineapple bits, pine sap and really thats about it from these nostrils! The finish is sweet/sour and lingering.

T- Flavors follow suit to the aromas quite well, with the only big change being in the hops, which is now much more prolific, yet it is cut rather well by the citrus/tropical acidity present. Outside of this, the malt becomes more rounded and is of deep dark toffee/nutty sweetness, with very subtle cream and yeast. Finish is of piney resin astringency, oily hop leaf and a lingering fruitiness that helps round everything out. I don't mind the flavors!

M/O- Light to medium bodied, with modestly aggressive carbonation, I think this feels about right on the palate for my liking.....there's enough flavor to go around without it being too hop forward, yet is cleansing all the same. The oily hops and fruitiness make the alcohol take a back seat, even at 7% it doesn't rear its head really. I know I'm on the smaller side of the IPA spectrum in terms of who likes what, but, I don't mind this really, and would probably have it again! I just wouldn't want to be having more than a bottle in a sitting is all.....nice beer though!

May 19, 2020
 
4.57 by BosDen07 from Delaware on Mar 24, 2020
 
4 by jlmontague from Connecticut on Jan 25, 2020
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled January 2016; drank 2/20/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; nice lace.

Orange citrus, banana & faint vomit (!) notes in the nose. Off-putting!

Medium mouthfeel.

Banana & mild orange citrus flavors up front; faint dry lemon notes on the finish.

As Edbeerd might say, "Where's the pineapple?!" Although it (thankfully) tasted better than it smelled, I can't say I want another.

Jul 18, 2019
 
3.97 by jdurey from Korea (South) on Jun 26, 2019
 
3.11 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on Apr 30, 2019
 
4.13 by stucat from Illinois on Apr 28, 2019
 
4 by Griffith from Connecticut on Apr 24, 2019
 
3.65 by LMatulis from Ohio on Mar 16, 2019
 
4.1 by robebo44 from Virginia on Feb 17, 2019
 
4.08 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2019
 
4 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 26, 2019
 
4.25 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania on Jan 06, 2019
 
3.6 by corywalston from North Dakota on Dec 07, 2018
 
4.22 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Nov 28, 2018
 
3.96 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
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3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by edc20 from Oregon

Pineapple smell is very strong up front. Surprisingly though the actual pineapple taste is pretty subtle, mostly I just taste the typical sculpin bittery hops taste. Well carbonated.

Nov 05, 2018
 
4 by Chasecrandell from New York on Oct 30, 2018
 
4 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
 
4.28 by Mdez from Virginia on Oct 04, 2018
 
4.66 by draegerjosh from California on Oct 01, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of tropical fruit and citrus hops. Tastes of citrus and earthy hops with passion fruit and slight banana. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

Sep 14, 2018
 
4.24 by MTucker519 from Ohio on Sep 08, 2018
 
5 by Gobstopper15 from California on Sep 06, 2018
 
4 by JoeyJellico from Kentucky on Aug 22, 2018
 
4.18 by JF7211 from North Carolina on Aug 18, 2018
 
4.18 by Dada100 from New York on Aug 14, 2018
 
4.16 by sweetbrew82 from California on Aug 10, 2018
 
3.58 by mltobin from Connecticut on Jul 30, 2018
 
2 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jul 16, 2018
 
4.1 by Damilton5 from North Carolina on Jul 07, 2018
 
4.25 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts on Jun 06, 2018
 
4 by yuno from New York on May 28, 2018
 
4 by csfcmitchell from Texas on May 27, 2018
 
4 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on May 26, 2018
Sculpin - Pineapple from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 1905 ratings