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:
429
Reviews:
92
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
8.71%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
84
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 429 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of bpkrippner
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Soloveitchik
3.39/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBigBoy
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rock solid, just like it's filter bro.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 crow
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is another gimmick from these guys. maybe if you have never heard of ballast point before, or if you arent familiar with baller west coast ipa, you could accept this, but as good as it may taste in isolation, it without a shadow of a doubt pales in comparison to the original, and we have to see that as some ploy to sell you another one. with these being fourteen dollar sixers or something, i feel like a lot of beer geeks may have been baited once, but would not again. but now we haave this "new beer" and we can rope them in once again. i dont like that man, and this is good, but it probably always should have been unfiltered, at least in the majority sense, and this isnt that different from the original, but may have the shortest shelf life ever too. the hops are bitter and piney, maybe the malt seems a little lighter, my first sculpin ever to this seems like quite the departure, but this is still good and no matter what these guys this is a good business model these days, sticking to the original sculpin, or as close as they can get to it right now, is definitely the best move. good beer here, but does it even approach the original in overall specialness? no it does not...

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wafers
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Soneast
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of IpeeA
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 ruzzal
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
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 Georgiabeer
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greasy
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

On tap at the Pour Taproom (Greenville, SC).
Pours with a cloudy amber body and a generous, relatively dense, foamy off-white head that has very good retention and lacing.
Aroma: hoppy with grapefruit, other citrus, and other tropical fruit notes dominating.
Flavor: hops dominate the relatively strong flavor with faint bready malts. Moderate+ bitterness for style. More pine than the aroma suggests.
Mouthfeel: near medium body with soft, medium-high carbonation.
Overall: A fine variant on this world-class American IPA.

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Photo of BB1313
3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
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 swierczt
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 429 ratings.
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