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:
#801
Reviews:
878
Ratings:
6,212
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
571
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3,057
Trade:
27
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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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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1.75/5  rDev -59.5%
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4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +15.7%
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5/5  rDev +15.7%
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4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
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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%
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4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
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4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden amber with heavy fading foam head. Nice notes of tart grapefruit and citrus. Good balance to bitter hop with a summery bite... good IPA!

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

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2.58/5  rDev -40.3%
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4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
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3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
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4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: This beer looks like a great IPA should. Created a 2 and a half finger head. A copper color to it great looking IPA.
S: Their is no denying that there is grapefruit in this beer, that is all that you get on the initial smell. Behind the grapefruit smell there is a lot of hoppiness going on but the grapefruit takes center stage here.
T: This beer tastes exactly like you would hope it would. They say it is a grapefruit IPA and that is exactly what it is. I didn't know if I would like this beer because I absolutely hate grapefruits, but the bitterness from the grapefruit and the bitterness from the hops work together in perfect harmony to make one of my now favorite IPA's out there.
F: Dry mouthfeel like you would expect from the hops. This beer is a weird one. The grapefruit taste makes it feel like it would be refreshing but all the hops that they use in it make it dry feeling like a hop bomb is.
O: Great love this beer would and will buy this beer again my only complaint is that I did not buy it before.

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Grapefruit Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 6,212 ratings