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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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4.04/5
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499 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:
#3,253
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
499
pDev:
8.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
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Ratings: 499 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of Dragginballs76
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours semi cloudy golden color with decent white head that dissipates to a thin spotty cap.

Aroma - A balance of tropical fruit pineapple, mango and orange combined with light malts. A gentle touch of hops is hiding in there as well.

Taste - Light tropical mango and orange the malts are there but the hops play a larger part in the taste I am glad to say. There is a decent amount of bitterness on the back end.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated with a slightly dry finish. Nice bite on the tongue.

Overall - A pretty decent IPA, would like to see a little more hops or tropical fruit in the taste and nose.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper to dark gold in color with a lightly hazy complexion. There's a quarter inch of densely packed off white head. Light to moderate lacing. The nose is packed with bitter orange and faint light malt. I'm tasting that thick citrus to orange bitter hop flavor with a bit of light malt in the back of the palate. The mouth is moderately dense with resinous and sticky hops.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tedho21
3.49/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Estria
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours a hazy orange-gold, with lots of off-white head. Can definitely tell that it's hazier than standard Sculpin, which makes sense, being unfiltered.

S: Lots of tropical fruit (mostly citrus) and lots of piney hops, with perhaps hints of spruce or wintergreen

T: Tastes similar to standard Sculpin, but a bit less bitter. From memory, it seems to have more hop flavor and less fruit flavor than standard Sculpin. Don't have one handy to do a side-by-side comparison though. I think I like the taste better than normal Sculpin.

F: Quite smooth (well, for me...who knows how bitter the average non-hophead folk would find it). But it's definitely much less bitter than Sculpin (if I'm remembering right). Medium-heavy body. Medium-light carbonation.

O: I wasn't expecting much, but I actually think I like this better than the normal Sculpin. I've never been the world's biggest fan of normal Sculpin though.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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 DarthVorador
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a teku appears hazy copper with a yellowish stained head that fades leaving a full wall of lace. Big yeast chunkage is evident when you get close to the bottom.

Aroma is tropical fruits, slight herbal to cheesy accent with a soft mineral inclusion.

Tastes bitter pith, zest and rinds with a touch of grain sweetness thats bready but not overdone. Grapefruit juice meets pine.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Its good no doubt but no better than a freshy normal sculpin.

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Photo of yuno
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3.78/5: I'm not sure this being unfiltered adds anything, but this is still a textbook west coast IPA with a welcomed tropical presence

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

Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danoble1
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rajendra82
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer poured with a hazy body as expected by the lack of filtration, and sported a a golden amber color, and a two finger thick head formation typical of the style. The aroma was very tropical, reminding me of mango, grapefruit, and guava. The taste was very citric, providing a tangy, juicy flavor, and a bitter pith finish with each sip. The mouthfeel was soft and creamy, and there was some yeast spiciness in the finish. This was a very tasty IPA, that did not disappoint in any aspect.

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Photo of SFC21
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 499 ratings
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