Grapefruit Sculpin | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Award-winning IPA, with a citrus twist.
Our Grapefruit Sculpin is the latest take on our signature IPA. Some may say there are few ways to improve Sculpin’s unique flavor, but the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements our IPA’s citrusy hop character. Grapefruit’s a winter fruit, but this easy-drinking ale tastes like summer.

The Sculpin IPA is a testament to our humble beginnings as Home Brew Mart. It showcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon. The lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops. The Sculpin fish has poisonous spikes on its fins that can give a strong sting. Ironically, the meat from a Sculpin fish is considered some of the tastiest. Something that has a sting but tastes great; sounds like a Ballast Point India Pale Ale. This version of our Sculpin IPA has grapefruit added; the grapefruit flavor really enhances the citrus aroma of the hops.

Added by arfenhouse on 01-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#435
Reviews:
857
Ratings:
6,094
pDev:
9.03%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
563
Gots:
2,965
Trade:
27
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
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4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent taste overall, grapefruit is a bit more pronounced then I would have liked.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty decent brew but the addition of grapefruit adds an unneeded iffy flavor to a really good beer. Still looks nice and has a good feel to this brew. Not as good as the regular sculpin.

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4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.66/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty IPA!

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3.89/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -30.6%
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4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

IPA with natural grapefruit flavors.

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4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
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Grapefruit Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 6,094 ratings
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