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
Ranking:
#5,673
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
575
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
126
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Ratings: 575 |  Reviews: 129
Photo of Detonator91
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewnme
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thick white head which slowly dissipates leaving nice lacing. There is a smell of large stone fruits with notes of lemon in the background. taste follows the nose. there is little mouth feel as there is very little bitterness in this beer.

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Photo of Navinjohnson
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More fruity than a standard sculpin, which is quite excellent in its own right. Not artificial or excessive as when breweries try to enhance the flavors by playing up the pineapple or grapefruit aspects of a beer. Very very good

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasty, fruity, slightly bitter, quite good. Both this one and the traditional Sculpin are winners. A very high quality IPA that most will enjoy. Try it!

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Photo of cmcdonald
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of flek
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkh012
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Unclevince
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glf60
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBoneJones
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MugC
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NewDrinkerOnTheBloc
4.9/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love the bitterness, its not overwhelming either. Citrus-y

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Photo of jdurey
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had one of these after finishing Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo IPA. This smells better- hoppier, more citrusy. 1.5 finger head that is creamy and lovely. Almost an amber color but mostly dark orange. Bits of yeast floating in the glass. Right away there’s a bitterness that is so satisfying. Moreso than most IPAs I’ve tried. Finishes very clean for a beer with 7% abv. Dry, almost no aftertaste. The taste lives up to the smell. I can’t imagine a better feeling beer. So smooth it’s almost sessionable. A fantastic IPA and I prefer this to the “regular” sculpin.

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Photo of icemanls4
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TossKing7
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daliandragon
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As soon as I saw what this was I said "no one could screw this up". An unfiltered version of one of the west coast's most iconic IPAs seems like a no brainer. Attractive color and rocky white head mix with citrus and tropical fruit based hops in the nose.

Full of flavor, with a nice balanced hop wave featuring citrus, mango, and apricots as well as a broad biscuit note. The texture is smooth but oily and very tight throughout. A little residual bitterness in the finish but tasty and clean overall. I find this very drinkable and delicious.

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Photo of Songminx2
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Unfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 575 ratings