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

Unfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale AleUnfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.03/5
474 Ratings
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:
#3,368
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
474
pDev:
8.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
97
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 474 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Donkster46
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of milwaukee512
4.99/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DarthVorador
4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of huthuty
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
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 Coltron23
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of headyhopzhead
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Didn't get the freshes bottle, but taking that into consideration, this one has a thin-to-medium, slightly off-white head, a murky, opaque orange appearance, lots of gray chunks, and not too much glass lacing (duh- unfiltered). Aroma is of somewhat turned fruit, strong malt, and not-so-strong, fruity hop resin. Taste is similar to the aroma, so we are seeing this ale at a transformative stage. Mouthfeel is medium, and Unfiltered Sculpin finishes mostly dry. Yes, I'd love to have it very fresh, but even at months old, it is still a most excellent offering, if one is willing to take the age into account.

RJT

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of clm9
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spacedog666
4.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bombelsky
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden hazy, visible particules. 2 finger frothy head, slowly diminishing, excellent lacing.
High aroma of hops upfront, tropical fruits mango, pineapple.
Very high hop flavor, grapefruit like.
High bitterness, low level of sweet grainy feeling that balance biterrnes.
Medium body, average carbonation, oily, some salty notes, long lasting strong dry finish very pleasent. Some alcohol notes.

Marvellous beer

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Photo of incognito369
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look -- Slight hazy yellow appearance with a white foam head
Smell -- Smells of freshly squeezed orange juice, lemon, a sweet smelling brew
Taste -- Slight bitterness, juicy, orange, lemon, and apricot
Feel -- Light to medium body feel
Overall -- If you never had an unfiltered Indian Pale Ale give this a shot as an introduction but there are better ones out there. Cheers!

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Photo of fermentedbarley
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've enjoyed traditional Sculpin in the past - It is very good .... so I imagined the unfiltered version would be exceptional. It is! I always feel unfiltered brews instill extra flavor and overal body in a brew. The flavor of this was amazing. All other characteristics were exceptional also. I wish this was a regular offering.

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Photo of seedyone
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From bottle at home. I'm not a huge Hoppy IPA fan. I make exceptions for the likes of Lawson's Sip of Sunshine, Grey Sail's Captains Daughter & the like.

Looks like I have to add another to that list of exceptional IPAs.

This has a very clean & crisp look. Lush head, lingering lacing, subtle aroma & just the right amount of dryness to satisfy. I don't say this lightly, but this is one of the best beers I've tried in a long time.

It looks summery, but it is full bodied.

All I can say is if this is a choice in front of you, take it. I'd even go as far as to say seek this out the next time your in an establishment that has a big selection.

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Photo of Bolio
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of abagri
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beachops
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eammon1920
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Bottle

Poured into a tulip a very nice hazy dark golden orange color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger thick/creamy off-white head, which leaves some very nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with a slight malt note, really nice citrusy complex, apricot, slight pineyness. The taste is very nice, hoppy, slightly malty, with some really nice citrus (orange, mango, peach, lemon), apricot, some pineyess. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a really nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Glad to see it around here.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobv
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Moderate pour yields a one inch plus white head over a golden/light amber body with very nice, sticky lacing. Nose of tropical fruit, citrus, and a bit of pine dankness. Taste follows the nose to a "T." Very nice feel and overall, I loved the regular, habanero, and pineapple Sculpins (not the grapefruit); and I love this. Cheers!

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Photo of marker2525
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RodSmith
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Unfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 474 ratings
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