Grapefruit Sculpin | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Grapefruit SculpinGrapefruit Sculpin

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Doin' it well and good at Toronado (San Diego).

Whoa doggy. Yeah, hmmmm huh. This dog can hunt! Straight up, Sculpin with grapefruit - no more, no less. And Raul likes it. Raul likes it real good. Kind of like sprinkling a little bit of sugar on Miranda Kerr before you take a bite. Yep!

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap for The Full Pint 6th Anniversary Celebration held at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a very nice citrus presence that make this one easy to drink.

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Thanks to Schteve for turning me on to Ballast Point Sculpin a couple of weeks ago. My new favorite beer. I live IPA's the hippies the better, and normally not a huge fan if fruit flavors in beer (with the exception of M.H. #9)
The flavor, smell, look and feel of this Beria amazing. So many great things all together to form the most amazing tasting beer. Well done Ballast Point, and thanks!

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Grapefruit Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 6,153 ratings