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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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:
#3,414
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
560
pDev:
8.4%
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Ratings: 560 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of tbryan5
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of avisong
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abagri
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of n2pux
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of incognito369
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
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 nwhittin
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of craigbelly
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes very similar to original Sculpin. Has a stronger and dryer hop presence in the taste. Feel the citrus is a little more subdued over the origonal though. Medium bodied.

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Photo of Skabiski
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Leoherrmann9
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy golden orange color, it tops with a pretty thin foamy off-white head that retains for a while before collapsing to some bubble sheet on the surface and leaving some lacing on the glass-side.

The aroma is so juicy of fresh fruity hop, there come apricot, peach, mango, citrus, passion fruit, lime, pine, and resin. Malt is in the supporting with notes of biscuit and sweet caramel. There is also a suggestion of fruity yeast too.

Fruitiness and juiciness together take the lead from both hop and yeast. There are the flavors of apricot, peach, mango, citrus, passion fruit, lime, pine, resin, and moderate bitterness. Malt is again in the supporting with its bread and caramel while hop wraps up again in the finish and aftertaste with some bitterness and moderately sweet fruitiness.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and quite lively carbonation, the feeling is crisp and very refreshing with a pleasantly dry finish.

Juicy, fruity, and fresh more than the filtered version, the hop is still there but mostly focus on the fruity and juicy characters rather than big bitterness.

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Photo of cp45
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlabs
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass via 12oz bottle
color is dark amber yellow/orange
smell is faint mango and lemon peel
taste is malty hops up front with slight citrus on the back end
medium body and carbination
not as good as the OG Scuplin, but a nice variant nonetheless

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Photo of BorisNorris
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange in color with pale gold highlights and a creamy, lasting head. Aroma is navel oranges and ripe peaches. Flavor is mostly citrus flavors, with emphasis on orange zest, especially in the finish. Bitterness is assertive but not overpowering. The body is medium to medium-light with a soft, round feel to it. Carbonation is medium-high. Nice addition to the Sculpin family.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Allurex
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 560 ratings