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:
#3,437
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
563
pDev:
8.4%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 563 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of Zaphog
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
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 MGoeltz
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of HipCzech
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz bottle (date stamp "17108") poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: Lightly hazy, bright gold with a tall, lush latte foam crown and thick streaks of lace.

Smell: Fresh tropical fruit: mango, papaya and pineapple. Light, bready malt and dank hops emerge after the initial fruit punch.

Taste: More juicy hops in the flavor, tropical and stone fruit with light citrus, pine and dank undertones. Closes dry with restrained bitterness. Softer than regular Sculpin.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with soft carbonation.

Overall: A solid, drinkable IPA with nice tropical fruit, but somehow lacking the depth of original Sculpin.

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Photo of AD17
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
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 brentusaurus
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MattyG85
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
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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Photo of webmanspidey
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of varian7
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of headyhopzhead
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Onenote81
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atone315
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coltron23
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Pours a hazy, glowing orange with a fat head of soapy cream. Tropical fruit and zesty citrus juice nose with a spicy, herbal hop edge. Flavors of grapefruit, apricot, melon, floral hops, orange peel, and a bit of pine resin. Medium bodied, creamy feel - solidly bitter. Good IPA, but won't blow any socks off.

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unfiltered Sculpin Extra Hopped India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 563 ratings