Pineapple Sculpin

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  1. HeartofMiami

    HeartofMiami Champion (801) Sep 20, 2014 Florida
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    Great...what's next, Modelo Chelada Sculpin?
     
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  2. slander

    slander Poo-Bah (2,240) Nov 5, 2001 New York
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    I had the cask mango sculpin a few months back.
    it was pretty kickin'.
     
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  3. Neverdie7

    Neverdie7 Initiate (149) Jun 7, 2008 Wisconsin

    Id sure appreciate this beer much more if it wasn't $16 a six pack. What gives with their high prices in WI.?
     
  4. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    The hops and fruit flavors always clash, in my opinion.
     
  5. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,838) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    It is not just WI, Ballast Point beers (all of their brands) are $15+ here in PA (my local beer retailers).

    As long as people are willing to pay these prices why would Ballast Point lower them?

    For transparency I refuse to pay this much for beer so no bottles/canned Ballast Point for me. I do purchase Ballast Point when I find it on draft since the FU price factor is not as exorbitant for their draft beer in my area.

    Cheers!
     
  6. Neverdie7

    Neverdie7 Initiate (149) Jun 7, 2008 Wisconsin

    Same here man. I pass it up every time I see it. Would love to try it but my limit on a 6 pack is about $13-$14 and even at that it had better be at least 10% or stronger. I want bang for my buck. I would love to try this though as I love pineapple and citrus type IPA's. Oh well. More money to buy CW BB Stout I guess. :slight_smile:
     
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  7. adamgnoth

    adamgnoth Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    I think they are $14/6pack here in Colorado so they are just expensive everywhere. It'd still be way more expensive for me to go to a bar and drink 6 draft beers.
     
  8. adamgnoth

    adamgnoth Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    You're paying less than $2.50 a draft for Ballast Point? Man, that's a good deal.
     
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  9. gardenstatepkwy

    gardenstatepkwy Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2014 New Jersey

    CANT WAIT.

    Addicted to Grapefruit Sculpin. One of my favorite beers.

    Canals here has it nicely priced for $11.99/6 pk cans. Which my wallet appreciates.
     
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  10. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,838) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Do you ever see Ballast Point beers in tap? Maybe you could try a pint of Pineapple Sculpin on draft?

    Cheers!
     
  11. breadwinner

    breadwinner Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2014 California

    What's funny is they'd probably find a way to make it work. I think Thai Chili Wahoo Wheat w/ Thai chili, ginger, and lime is friggin' delicious. BP has had the fruit/adjunct thing nailed for a long time -- I'm lookin' forward to this.
     
  12. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,838) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Comparing draft prices to packaged prices is inappropriate. I compare the price of a draft pint of Ballast Point beer to the price of comparable draft beer from another brewery (e.g., Stone, Firestone Walker, ...).

    Cheers!
     
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  13. sittinggc

    sittinggc Aspirant (224) Mar 2, 2015 California
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    Have had this on draft and it is delicious as hell. Excited for this one!
     
  14. adamgnoth

    adamgnoth Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    Yea, but you said a six pack of Ballast Point is super expensive and you would never buy it via bottle or can. You are, in essence, paying way more for the same beer by only buying it on draft. If it's the same product.....how does the way it's consumed change anything about you paying far more for the same product?

    I'm guessing a draft of Sculpin is $6 (give or take $1) so 2.5 pints is the same price as 6 bottles. I'm only arguing this because you said you wouldn't even buy bottles or can due to it's high price. I totally agree it's expensive, but choosing to buy it only at a bar doesn't seem like a way of beating the "high" price of a six pack.
     
  15. tkdchampxi

    tkdchampxi Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2010 New Jersey

    Which canal's? I never see it for less than $14
     
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  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,838) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    When I go to my local beer bar I go there to drink beer and to interact with other folks at the bar. I will be buying beer while there and if they have a Ballast Point beer on tap that I want to drink I will do so since it will only be priced 25-50 cents higher than the other beers on tap.

    When I go to my local beer retailer to buy a 6-pack I will buy beer from non-Ballast Point breweries since I can buy beer that I enjoy drinking for about 10 bucks vs. paying over 15 bucks for the 6-packs of Ballast Point beers. Ballast Point packaged beers are not 50% better to me vs. the other options.

    Feel free to pay 50% more for your 6-packs of Ballast Point beer. Ballast Point Brewing and their distributors appreciate the 'extra' profit that you give them.
     
  17. Smokingtony

    Smokingtony Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2014 Texas

    Is it too much to ask for PINAPPLE-HABANERO Sculpin????
     
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  18. gardenstatepkwy

    gardenstatepkwy Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2014 New Jersey

    Lawrenceville. Cans only. Bottle club price $11.99.
     
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  19. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    is this what I think it is?
     
  20. rawfish

    rawfish Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2010 California

    I had that on cask at Petco Park once, it was bad ass. Why not just buy a bottle of each and blend?
     
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  21. HeartofMiami

    HeartofMiami Champion (801) Sep 20, 2014 Florida
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    I'm sure...I guess it's beer fatigue seeing "X beer" + "Y ingredient" over again
     
  22. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,838) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I could have also referred to is as the Ben Dover factor.:wink:

    Cheers!
     
  23. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Crusader (796) Dec 12, 2014 Chile

    Now I'm worried as to what direction Constellation will push Ballast Point
     
  24. rather

    rather Initiate (0) May 31, 2013 California

    I agree grapefruit sculpin was a mess for me almost a radler
     
  25. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,838) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Are you thinking Lime Sculpin!?!:wink:

    Cheers!
     
  26. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Crusader (796) Dec 12, 2014 Chile

    Kind of, yeah
     
  27. breadwinner

    breadwinner Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2014 California

    Naw, I hear that, man. I think I'm inclined to give BP a pass since they've been doing it for SO long and to such great effect. But "fruit/adjunct of the week" + "sour/IPA/stout" can get a little tiresome for sure:slight_smile:
     
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  28. TomCat11

    TomCat11 Zealot (532) Jul 21, 2012 Virginia
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    Sticking flavors to their successful beers is nothing new for BP. Get ready for 20 varieties of Victory at Sea for those convenient to their 4 locations in a few weeks. http://www.ballastpoint.com/events/victory-at-sea/
     
  29. breadwinner

    breadwinner Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2014 California

    Horchata Victory at Sea....still haunts my dreams.
     
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  30. HeartofMiami

    HeartofMiami Champion (801) Sep 20, 2014 Florida
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    ISO: coconut and oreo cookie VAS
     
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  31. BigMike

    BigMike Meyvn (1,278) May 8, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Sounds awesome to me!
     
  32. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio

    I'll pick this up when I see it. $2.50 a bottle really isn't that bad of a price.
     
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  33. Ipaupaweallpa

    Ipaupaweallpa Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2014 Alabama

    Wonder if it tastes like Corona?
    Jk I'm excited
     
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  34. HunterSBeerson

    HunterSBeerson Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 California

    I really wanted to try this and the mango version when they had them on IPA day. I didn't get to the brewery until the next day, and they were out of everything. I am excited for this.

    Now, they need to re-release the coffee Sculpin as well...
     
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  35. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (837) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I like BP but price is nuts. A case is not to bad at $50 but besides VAS I don't buy BP cases or even six packs.

    Enjoy
     
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  36. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (402) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    Even Calico, Big Eye and Longfin?
     
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  37. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,838) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I can't specifically comment to those particular brands but one of my local retailers has a number (5?) of Ballast Point brands on their shelf and they all are priced the same.

    Cheers!
     
  38. Beer_Guano

    Beer_Guano Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2015 California

    Oh man, I need to try this ASAP!:grimacing:

    I think they are a little pricey as well :slight_frown: and I have skipped a sixer from BP now and again for that reason.

    I will def try this if I can find it though!
     
  39. JuliusPepperwood

    JuliusPepperwood Aspirant (211) Jul 21, 2013 North Carolina

    I'd marinade a chicken in that!
     
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