Ballast Point: Sculpin Variety Pack

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  1. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 California

    Just saw the Ballast Point Sculpin Variety 12 Pack at my local BevMo.

    4x Original, Grapefruit, Pineapple. All for the low low price of....


    First time I saw a 12 pack that costs $!
  2. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    What no habanero!?
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  3. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    Personally, I'm completely willing to pretend the habanero never existed, but that's me.
  4. rab53

    rab53 Initiate (0) May 1, 2005 Washington

    Seems in line with 6-pack prices ($15/6-pack). What's the problem?
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  5. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    I think the original is very good and the grapefruit is even better, but they need to get over themselves and find a price point closer to the rest of the world if they want to stay relevant. The one thing I always notice when I look at the beer cooler is the shortage of IPA's to choose from.
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  6. jasonmason

    jasonmason Zealot (646) Oct 6, 2004 California

    Amen. $33 for a 12-pack is ridiculous.
  7. G_Z_a

    G_Z_a Zealot (591) Feb 2, 2015 Oregon

    Haven't seen the 12 pack, but recently tried the Pineapple Sculpin and did not find it very enjoyable. Grapefruit is easily the best. They're all a bit overrated imho though.
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  8. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    You definitely answered your own question there.
  9. SaulFox

    SaulFox Savant (1,184) Nov 26, 2010 California

    $25.99 in my area
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  10. 1ale_man

    1ale_man Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2015 Texas

    Over rated and way over priced.
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  11. Lobina

    Lobina Maven (1,291) Sep 9, 2009 Arizona

    That makes a little more sense price wise.
  12. obrike

    obrike Savant (1,141) Jun 19, 2009 Texas

    I really do like Sculpin, but I never buy it in 6 packs or 12 packs. It doesn't make financial sense when there's a SN Torpedo or Beer Camp 12 pack right next to the Sculpin for 12.99. I'll drink my Grapefruit Sculpin at a bar or restaurant if it's available.
  13. pagriley

    pagriley Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2014 Illinois

    Ouch. that is expensive.

    Dark horse does a mixed 12 pack of IPAs each year (a special variant thing) and it is priced pretty high too. ~$25 from memory, and it turds for a while at least near me.

    If I want variety, I'll go to the pick and mix section and get 6 different beers I haven't had before for $10. A 12 pack needs to be quite a bit cheaper to get me interested in trying their beer...
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  14. pagriley

    pagriley Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2014 Illinois

    Likewise. It is usually the same price or only $1 more in bars compared to other IPA's. It might help if I liked Sculpin though... It is nice, but no better than many other options that are a lot cheaper. Hell, in a bar if Sculpin is $1 more, I will usually order something else on principle.
  15. croush

    croush Pooh-Bah (2,311) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I'd actually like a mixed 6, with 2 bottles of each of them. I bought a sixer of Pineapple Sculpin yesterday because I like Scuplin and I love pineapple. I had a bottle last night, and it was fine - didn't blow my mind. As I was drinking it, I thought it'd be nice if I didn't have 5 more of them, but instead a couple Grapefruit and a couple regular.
  16. Ipaupaweallpa

    Ipaupaweallpa Pundit (876) Dec 26, 2014 Alabama

    Wow 33 plus tax! That's like almost $17 a six Fuck that
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  17. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Pooh-Bah (2,178) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia
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    The price point is on par with what I typically see here in Baltimore.

    I do wish they had added Habanero to the mix as well though..
  18. jon432

    jon432 Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2014 Maryland

    Absolutely insane! I enjoy sculpin, but man, so much more quality-including IPAs-can be had by that amount.
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  19. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 California

    Well..... its in line....but usually 12 packs offer a little discount over 6'ers...I think the comment below was more like my reaction when I saw it in the store:

  20. Toynk

    Toynk Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2014 Illinois

    24 Pk of Ballast Point variety is at my Costco for only $31 - Also seeing Sculpin on draft a lot more these days; right next to the Corona tap!
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  21. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky

    Or I can snag that Sierra Nevada 4 way IPA 12 pack for like $14.50
  22. SnugTeam6

    SnugTeam6 Devotee (353) Apr 7, 2014 Massachusetts

    I have some cans of Grapefruit Sculpin in my fridge right now. Always fantastic, but it can be tough to pick up sometimes at the store when I see other comparable brews running for slightly cheaper.
  23. Giantspace

    Giantspace Pooh-Bah (2,757) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Walked right by this. It was under $30.

  24. SLewis

    SLewis Pundit (901) Jun 17, 2014 North Carolina

    Meanwhile Sierra Nevada's IPA pack is $13
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  25. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,176) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    They definitely need to work on their pricing. With prices like that, they'll never be able to sell that company for any real money.:astonished: They clearly don't know what they're doing.
  26. arlingtonjoe

    arlingtonjoe Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Illinois

    Constellation Brands has to get that Billion back. LOL
    Would much rather have a sixer of Grunion @ $9.99 if they could find away to get some fresh sixers on the shelf. IMO
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  27. JoeyStats707

    JoeyStats707 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2014 California

    so same price as a pliny 6er or half as much as a pliny 12 pack, not too bad.
  28. Raj

    Raj Savant (1,146) Jun 25, 2014 Illinois

    Is this cans or bottles?
  29. MacMalt

    MacMalt Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,396) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    They must be trying to pay off the debt incurred in the acquisition. I like regular and grapefruit Sculpin but I wouldn't pay that price.
  30. rab53

    rab53 Initiate (0) May 1, 2005 Washington

    I suppose so. I saw Sucaba on the shelf this week at $24.99 but didn't feel the need to start complaining to the world. Would I buy a 12-pack of Sculpin for $33? No, and from other posts it seems like the store had some above MSRP (like the Sucaba above).

    Anyway, the "Sculpin is overpriced" horse has been beaten to death.
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  31. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    That I'll agree with. It comes up at least once a week. It is true though. Cheers and have a good weekend sir.
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  32. laketang

    laketang Pooh-Bah (2,971) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona
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    broken down, less than 3$ a 12 oz pour, i'm in!
  33. ChittyChambers

    ChittyChambers Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2016 Maryland

    They will never lower prices because people will pay. A great bar beer but no way at that price.
  34. BanditoJunkie

    BanditoJunkie Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2012 New Jersey

    If people keep paying, they will keep selling....great beer for an occasional buy.....
  35. Giantspace

    Giantspace Pooh-Bah (2,757) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Just paid $26. I feel ok with that. It's all about a month old. It just kept calling my name and pineapple , well that was the real hook.

    Grunion was $14 when I first saw it not its $10.99 and cases are $40.

    #35 Giantspace, Feb 20, 2016
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  36. vileplume

    vileplume Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2015 Arizona

    Grown "men" choosing pineapple shandy over habanero peppers.....what a time to be alive
  37. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2013 California

    Seems right, sixers are 17.99 at some places
  38. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2010 California

    I am in SD and Grunion is much more than $9.99 here
  39. jtk

    jtk Initiate (0) May 19, 2007 Texas

    I've always loved Sculpin and grapefruit sculpis spot on. Haven't had the pineapple. Still, the one thing that has always kept me from buying it more often was the price.

    When I lived in San Diego I opted for the growlers. Much fresher, better, and cheaper. I won't be picking up this 12, if only because I can't drink a 12 of big IPA's fast enough. They'd be in the fridge for months and months.
  40. mstrcrwly

    mstrcrwly Pundit (888) Dec 21, 2013 New York

    yeah..saw it here in NYC for $30...will pass
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