Grapefruit Sculpin | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Grapefruit SculpinGrapefruit Sculpin

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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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Served in a Spiegelau IPA glass.

appearance: golden just like Sculpin

Smell: Citrus right when open the bottle

Taste: Grapefruit right at the start. Not subtle at all. It hits you just like if you were drinking a grapefruit soda (Izzy comes to mind) but it transitions into a nice citrusy hop flavored sculpin. This is a great beer and ACTUALLY tastes of grapefruit

Mouthfeel: crisp and medium. Seems more carbonated than regular sculpin but it could just be because of the grapefruit but it actually fits really well.

Overall: Sculpin is amazing as it is and this is a perfect summer edition.

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Ballast Point has taken a great beer and created another great beer. The nose is definitely grapefruit. The draw is sculpin ipa. The finish finishes clean, dry, and crisp with grapefruit notes. Ballast Point just bottled and released it today at all their tap rooms and breweries. Not sure if they will distribute it. All I know is that it was going fast so I had to buy a case to have on hand for this Fourth of July!

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Grapefruit Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 6,183 ratings