Unfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Unfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale AleUnfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Unfiltered Sculpin IPA packs extra hops into every sip, enhancing the classic Sculpin notes of fresh apricot, peach, mango and lemon with a slight haze and less bitterness. Freshness is key to every beer, but especially true for this extra-hopped IPA—store cold and drink soon.

Added by smutty33 on 02-15-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
427
Reviews:
92
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
8.71%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
82
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 427 |  Reviews: 92
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served cold into a chalice. Purchased while visiting the US. Never had the original Sculpin (yet) so can't compare to that. Dated with SC 1571U and 17128 on the bottom of the bottle, whatever that should mean.

Appearance - Pours a very hazy, orange and gold colored beer. Some small amount of sediment in the glass. Topped with a big finger and change of egg shell white colored head, but recedes pretty quick. A couple rings of lacing stick around for the duration.

Smell - Juicy tropical notes with lots of grapefruit, some pine and a more than health malt / caramel / sweetness to the aroma.

Taste - Quite a bit of pine up front with loads of assertive bitterness. Some heat from the booze and minimal sweetness. Topical notes on the aroma are subdued with a trace of grapefruit shining through. Finishes with a hot peppery taste.

Mouthfeel - Prickly and astringent carbonation, medium-heavy bodied for the style and drying finish.

Overall - An impressive if not overwhelmingly positive experience. Still a good six pack and will have no problem downing the balance of the purchase.

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1/5  rDev -75.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elec
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of huthuty
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours a amber orange with a thin head
smells incredibly floral
taste is like smoky oranges, grapefruit, and floral hops

overall this is an IMPRESSIVE india pale ale

i thought unfiltered would mean hazy tho :,( no hazy brews ipas in the south west yet

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brn9000
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Cloudy dark gold with a 2 finger white head. Decent retention that fades to a collar and leaves webs of lacing on the glass. Aggressive west coast hops on this beer, with some citrus, pine, and grapefruit. I also pick up some caramel malt in the background. Piney hops are up front, followed by some citrus fruit. There's a pleasant malty sweetness that complements the citrus well. I get some lingering bread and biscuit with a solid bitter grapefruit finish. Medium creamy mouth feel with ample carbonation that finishes dry. This is not much different that Sculpin.

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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cuy50
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ummswimmin
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shehateme
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RodSmith
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EastmanCraftBeerClub
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Average rating of 9 members of the Eastman Craft Beer Club.

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4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks almost like a hefeweizen or wheat ale when poured - opaque orange/amber hue. Thin foam dissipates into a thin, soapy lacing. Definitely hops on the nose but not as much as i would have thought. Ooo but then that taste is clean and the hops soars through. Very balanced on the back end. Ballast Point really does make a great brew.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bolio
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Unfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 427 ratings.
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