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:
233
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 233 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of santomark
1/5  rDev -74.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Give them ones across the board because of how much of a let down this beer truly is... It doesn't even look remotely unfiltered. It's basically regular sculpin., no yeast particles, nothing, it's clear as day. During this time, regular sculpin will be discounted to $11 a 6 pack. Do yourself a favor, avoid this and just go for the regular sculpin. Shame on you Ballast Point.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.42/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a big rocky white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is subdued - sweet floral malt with a little fruit and plasticky hops.

The flavor is sweet bready cream malt with floral, slightly fruity hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and is a bit watery.

Overall, pretty subdued for a sculpin with not much fruit.

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Photo of dertyd
3.14/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jmg480
3.32/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Soloveitchik
3.39/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tigg924
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap. Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is grapefruit, lemon rind, with a touch of herbal hops. Very bitter, medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. A sipper of a beer. Of all the sculpins I have tried, this one is near the bottom. The bitterness hits, but the flavors do not come together as well as they do in the original. An above average IPA, but I will stick with other Sculpin variations.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a shaped IPA glass.

Appearance
Sediment laden blonde. Yeast plopped in at the end of the pour. 1/2 finger of creamy white head.

Nose
Peach, passion fruit, candy sugar, and orange citrus. Fairly light aroma.

Taste
Papaya and candied tangerine. Peach rings with a touch of passion fruit. Very light candy sugar maltiness. Finishes sweet with a touch of dankness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, and sweet with hardly and bitterness.

Overall
It's certainly smooth but it's missing the mark if it's trying to be a NE style IPA.

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Photo of redsoxjim
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden in color with nice head and tremendous clingy lacing. Good citrus on the nose and a good balance with the hops and citrus flavors. Finish is good with a pretty hop bitterness and some grapefruit and pith tastes.

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Photo of BB1313
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have lots of fresh bread and crackers. Some floral notes. Subtle hints of grapefruit. The aromas are pretty faint and mild for the most part. The flavors are crisp and clean. Nice hop bitterness but not a ton of hop flavor. Hints of citrus. Orange and grapefruit is there along with a nice amount of pine and fresh grass. It's slightly earthy. Nice sharp bitterness. Malts do their thing. Finishes clean and dry for the most part. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid IPA, but I guess I was expecting more hop aromas and hop flavors due to this being a Sculpin variant. It's not bad at all, but I guess I was personally expecting something different. The craftsmanship is on point.

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Easy drinking for sure, but nothing special. Perfect to put a few back for summer time. Nothing like regular sculpin. Nice hazy orange color, smell is a little off not a big hop aroma

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Photo of Larueminati
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruzzal
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'd have to say regular sculpin is far better. It's been a while and I have fond memories, but this is kinda bad. Glad I bought a single

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with an off white head and some lacing ,(not unfiltered at all) smell is fruit and citrus, with cracker bread malt. Taste is prickly fruit some tropical notes, citrus and pine, a sweet caramel malt is very present in the finish. Malty and hoppy mouth feel well carbed with some lingering bitterness. Semi dissapointed in this . Sculpin has changed so much i dont even recognize it anymore, this is an overpriced not very good IPA.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liquorpig
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Blu Wolf Bistro in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a dark orange/light amber-ish color, with a small head, and a good bit of lacing.

This one smells like bitter piney hops, caramel malt, and a hint of grapefruit.

This is not really a step up from the regular Sculpin- it suprisingly feels more bitter and less juicy. It lacks balance, as the bitterness does kind of overwhelm any fruity hop characteristics that might be there. It also feels a bit maltier than regular Sculpin is.

This is medium bodied, with a long lingering bitter finish. There's a good level of carbonation.

This is definitely tasty, but lacks the nuance and power of the regular Sculpin.

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Photo of ledouge
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tlema1
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: cloudy, gold color, white head, good lacing
S: lots of fruity hops
T: pine, apricot, peach, maybe some mani
F: dry finish, upfront mouthfeel
O: another winner from BP

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Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swierczt
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Unfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 233 ratings.
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