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

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#3,442
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
563
pDev:
8.4%
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4.91/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev 0%
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 -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev 0%
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 +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | 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 563 ratings