Sculpin - Pineapple
Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin - PineappleSculpin - Pineapple
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Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,339
Ranked #12,837
3.96 | pDev: 9.34%
Feb 06, 2023
Jun 23, 2015
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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Rated: 4.51 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 06, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by Duhast500 from Rhode Island

Sep 12, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by DarrellK from Florida

Dec 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.12/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
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
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 18, 2020
Rated: 3 by BrinkingDeer from California

Jun 13, 2020
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Reviewed by ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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 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
Rated: 4.57 by BosDen07 from Delaware

Mar 24, 2020
Rated: 4 by jlmontague from Connecticut

Jan 25, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
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
Rated: 3.97 by jdurey from Korea (South)

Jun 26, 2019
Rated: 3.11 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Apr 30, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by stucat from Illinois

Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Apr 24, 2019
Rated: 3.65 by LMatulis from Ohio

Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by robebo44 from Virginia

Feb 17, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania

Jan 30, 2019
Rated: 4 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania

Jan 06, 2019
Sculpin - Pineapple from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 1907 ratings