Pineapple Sculpin | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by crob3888 on 06-23-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,781
Reviews:
361
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
630
For Trade:
4
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveTheDog
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a custom shaped grip glass: color is gold, clear, head is white, fine to small bubbles, head laces the glass sides well.

Smell is mashed pineapple blended with citrusy hops and touch of malt sweetness.

Taste is similar with a blended pineapple, citrus hops, bitterness, and a toasted sweetness.

Mouthfeel seems to have taken a hit from regular sculpin, a tinny, earthy presence from the pineapple detracts.

Overall, a beer that does not make the base better, the pineapple flavor is not overpowering but it seems to create a mouthfeel that lingers much differently than other versions.

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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A great "fruit" IPA. It still holds it's notes of a solid IPA, but with a hint of pineapple (my favorite fruit). It is great IPA for a hot summer day.

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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm a huge fan of the "not overally" fruity but yet fruity beers and this one fit the bill.

Good hop flavor along with a hint of pineapple. Great beer on a hot summer day!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can. Canned 05/08/2017.
L: pours a nice clear golden amber with a thick white head and some sticky lacing.
S: Pretty much all tropical fruit nose (pineapple) background there is a hint of wet hops.
T: Pineapple but not to strong with a nice bitter finish .
F: Somewhat oily but a clean finish to it.
O: A pretty good IPA the pineapple is not to strong and still good hops to it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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Pineapple Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 1,781 ratings.
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