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:
420
Reviews:
90
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
81
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Coltron23
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of headyhopzhead
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of clm9
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spacedog666
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bombelsky
4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
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 +12.7%
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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4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
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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4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

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 MattyG85
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and and some floating sediment. Big two finger off white head that settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A pretty juicy hop driven aroma with a scent of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront scent of citrus hops with some grapefruit, orange peel, mango, apricot, and lemon along with pineapple. Earthy hop hints of pine resin and grass as well as some floral hints. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker with some yeast. A very good juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront taste of citrus hops with juicy notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, and apricot along with some pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Moderate bitterness. Malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains along with yeast. A pretty good citrus hop forward taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: Another pretty good version of Sculpin. Big citrus flavor.

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4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | 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 420 ratings.
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