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

Photo of Erikshegda1994
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap a Dog & Bull in Bristol, PA. Had a nice caramel hazy appearance with little to know smell of a hint of grapefruit. Taste was bland with a little bitterness from the grapefruit and hops. Had a nice unfiltered full body feel with very light carbonation. But I have to say I was pretty disappointed with this Ballast Point IPA.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful unfiltered orange tinged look with a nice head. To me the nose is dominated by sweet grapefruit and citrus with a slight malt edge. Wonderful flavor translation. To me this was mildly bitter and very smooth on the mouthfeel with slightly less carbonation.

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Photo of Rufus1
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold into a fifteen ounce glass mug the same temperature as the beer. Almost opaque. Two finger white head that lasts. Finally settles to a fourth inch steady rime. Beautiful sticky lacing.

The nose is big ruby red grapefruit followed closely by some caramel sweetness.

The palate is assaulted by huge piney hops up front followed by the aforementioned ruby red grapefruit. Some pineapple along with a touch of mango.

Finishes very dry on the palate. Bitter piney hops. A little harsh on the palate. Over carbonated.

Decent brew. The hops and malts are unbalanced however leaving a decent beer but not a great beer.

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

Photo of florisj135
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

Photo of 2ellas
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evilyak
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

hazy orange in color. very bright citrus in the nose. taste follows suite with juicy notes up front, primarily orange. mouth is somewhat thin and dry, with the hops bitterness coming out at the end.

i'm ok with this one. it's good for what it is, and fits nicely into the sculpin lineup. that said, i don't know why i'd pay a bit more to add this one to the fridge instead of the hundreds of other ipa options out there. maybe just stop filtering the other version and make this the norm.

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Photo of Eman17
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of daem3384
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tbone2131
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abrodsky
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Iski100
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of avisong
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abagri
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of n2pux
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | 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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