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
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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:
#3,520
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
549
pDev:
8.42%
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Ratings: 549 |  Reviews: 124
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4.91/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dannyrotten
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very nice IPA with a golden color slight head and lacing and a very pleasant aroma and taste. Medium bodied with decent carbonation and a decent bitterness.

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3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy, medium coppery amber with a fine, two finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of mildly caramel malt, citrus and piney hops with a little dankness, orange and tangerine, light stone fruit and a little grapefruit. Flavor is lightly caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, grapefruit, resinous pine, lemon. Long, lingering pine and grapefruit rind finish. Medium bodied with nice moderate creaminess and excellent mouth feel. Oddly non-hazy for an unfiltered IPA, but has the powdered hop mellowness of the fruit forward unfiltered IPA. Unfiltered Sculpin has very little natural fruit flavor and leans more towards citrus rind and pine. The initial taste is somewhat mellow, but the hop alpha bitterness picks up will into the long lasting hoppy finish. A good IPA, but somewhat uncomplex in hop flavors. The long lasting, solid bitterness is nice after the much more mellow hazy unfiltered IPAs that are more common now. I'll always try a new Sculpin variant and while this is not my favorite, it is a fine, hoppy IPA. Mouth feel is excellent.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy amber with a nice off-white head. Initial impression is pine, caramel, and a hint of tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is somewhat dry and leaves a lingering bitterness. Since Ballast Point doesn't date their product, there is no way to tell if this is 6 days old or 6 months old. I'm leaning toward the 6 months old because of the subdued flavors.
I've tried Sculpin, Grapefruit Sculpin, and now Unfiltered Sculpin, and I prefer the original.

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3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2018-03-07
12oz bottle served in a tulip. I can't find a date on it. I bought it at the brewery a couple weeks ago, and brought it home in a suitcase.

Pours moderately hazy, amber in color, medium head, medium carbonation. Smell is lush, fruity and juicy, very nice.

Taste is similar, but with a very nice very strong piney bitterness -- sweet, but not too sweet.

Mouthfeel is dry but thick. This is a nice beer.

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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Unfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 549 ratings