Grapefruit Sculpin | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Grapefruit SculpinGrapefruit Sculpin
BA SCORE
4.33/5
6,027 Ratings
Grapefruit SculpinGrapefruit Sculpin
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:
#398
Reviews:
849
Ratings:
6,027
pDev:
9.01%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
564
Gots:
2,920
Trade:
28
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3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

very expensive given what you are drinking - west coast IPA through and through.

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3.02/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of dave_ackbar
4.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Looks like a typical IPA
Smells amazing, so much flavor in the smell, from the smell you can tell it will taste great.
Tastes refreshing, the grapefruit really comes through but doesn't give it any bitterness.
Feel is superb.

One of my current favorite beers.

Wish it wasn't so expensive, but when I have the money it's well worth the splurge.

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4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The look of this beer is s nice dark amber color with about a finger and 1/2 of head and lacing.
S: The beer smells of citrus and hops very pleasant Grapefruit to it

T: wow just a great balance of hops and citrus , phenomenal flavor of graftuit citrus and hops. Just the perfect balance of flavor and hops.

F : light carbonation. Just perfect body not heavy very drinkable west coast style IPA.

O: I can see why this IPA is so expensive at 12.99 a six pack. So very drinkable. This is absolutely an all star of west coast style IPA. I would never pass on this IPA ever. Absolutely one of my favorite IPA I have had.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an expensive beer but oh boy it is worth it. It is the king of IPAs and beers in general. It just cannot be copied.

It is PERFECT!!!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
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4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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2.29/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Grapefruit Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 6,027 ratings
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