Grapefruit Sculpin | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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:
#897
Reviews:
876
Ratings:
6,196
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
571
Gots:
3,046
Trade:
27
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4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at BJ's Brewhouse. Solid but if grapefruit wasn't in the name I don't know that I would have identified it as such. Beautiful orange/golden color.

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4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.05/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danch
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Lives up to its name and tastes exactly how one would imagine it. Accessible but expensive which is typical for Sculpins. It’s a great beer and more than worth trying especially if you’re a fan of the regular Sculpin IPA.

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3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There are a few crafted so well that words are insufficient to describe how much pleasure and satisfaction can be delivered by those brews and this is one of them.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
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4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
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5/5  rDev +15.7%
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4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
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Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Albertsons. True to its name, big citrus aroma and taste (yellow grapefruit). Normal body with decent fluffy head. Goes down exceptionally easy for 7%.

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4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grapefruit Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 6,196 ratings