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:
#453
Reviews:
869
Ratings:
6,154
pDev:
9.03%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer of 2016! Amazing IPA with excellent, smooth, crisp feel that packs a great citrusy smell and taste. Pairs the best of IPA with the citrusness that is grapefruit :D

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5/5  rDev +15.7%
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

my favorite..on tap or canned (icy cold).

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5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you don't mind grapefruit in your beer you're going to love this Sculpin. Amazingly fresh presence of grapefruit with combination of the great West coast IPA makes it truly unforgettable experience.

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Great beer, very bitter with a grapefruit taste; obviously. I like grunion better, but this beer is pretty delicious. Sold at whole foods sometimes, but the Barneys Beanery in Westwood near UCLA has it on tap

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5/5  rDev +15.7%
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Might be the best overall beer out there. The grapefuit rind flavor adds citrus and bitterness that complements the hops extremely well. Only Green Flash double IPA rivals it.

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Grapefruit Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 6,154 ratings