Grapefruit Sculpin | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
5,931
Reviews:
838
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
557
Gots:
2,833
For Trade:
28
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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass: color is straw gold, head is presented 1/2 inch thick with mixture of small/fine bubbles, head is off white.

Smell is fresh scraped grapefruit rind, bitter, pleasant, sour and enticing.

Taste is similar: bitter grapefruit rind, some malt, toast, background hops of lemon, earth, herbal.

Mouthfeel is bitter, but plays well for the style and additions

Overall, a great addition to a great beer, grapefruit is real tasting without any odd off notes.

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Photo of gmcb_5
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hfKenealy
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer and grapefruit ... go figure . It certainly works with this brew. A great summer beer, very refreshing.

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Photo of Slarson7
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Julian date 16266 (9/16), enjoyed on 5/23/17... very disappointed about the freshness of the purchase but this beer is so highly coveted I had to give it a try...

L: Clear orange. Plenty of light amber head.

S: Soft, unique fruity IPA aroma, kinda strange though. At one point it brought to my remembrance Pink Lemonade Kool Aid, which was good. But didn't find that in each bottle throughout the sixer.

T: It's not fresh but it's still flavorful. A little yeasty, not hoppy, thinking that's due to the age.

F: Light bodied but flavorful, balanced, smooth.

O: At 8 months old it tastes weird. It had standout aroma and flavor but they just didn't suit my taste. Need to try a fresh one.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DaveCash
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beachops
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpmsu2003
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nrod
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pacioli1445
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chris826
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmcquirk
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IBUBrew
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thatsarealplane
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMW66
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dhammar
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Smells very strongly of grapefruit peel (maybe a little too strong which is my only complaint), and hops. Tastes of bitter hops and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall this is a great IPA, a little better than regular sculpin in my opinion.

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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Smoff966566
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Great beer. Looks great. Smells fantastic. Tastes even better. Ballast Point is always "on point" w/ their IPA's!

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Grapefruit Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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