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RATINGS: 1157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akoeninger (652) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Pale Orange fruity hop aroma, sweet grapefruit and orange flavor and hops. Finishes slightly dry and bitter with a rounded grapefruit note. Medium body. Very good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6147) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
Flaske 355ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Langnes. Varm gylden. Middels høyt luftig skum som daler sakte. Lett syrlig fruktaroma. Smaken det samme. Blir tørr etter hvert. Knusktørr ettersmak av tørket frukt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RNDave (12) - Fillmore, California, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Good beer. Minimal aroma but very tasty hop finish. Nice golden orange color. I like BP’s American Ale better!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1414) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
Beer tasting @ fillepolos place. Bottle from Systembolaget. Hoppy and fruity with a lot of grapefruit. Body is medium, the finish is dry and fruity with grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2584) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
Tasting @ fillepolos place 20160718. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and hoppy, malty and citrusy, lots of grapefruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7652) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle fom Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours clear deep golden with a big creamy white head. Nice inviting aroma of grapefruit, and some resiny hops as well. Taste is fruity, moderate bitter, juicy and crisp grapefruit, very good and moreish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PanMarek (150) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Fruity, citrus hops on the nose with some medium cereal malt. The beer pours a clear golden orange with thick, persistent white foam. Medium body and active fizz, slightly sticky texture. The hops / malt balance is good. The grapefruit tartness works well with the malt. The finish is bitter and slightly sour. Wurst Party Ever 7 November 2015.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6440) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2016
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.0%. Deep golden colour, large white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. The flavour is distinctly hoppy throughout, like the "normal" Sculpin, but with the grapefruity and piney notes from the hops enhanced by added grapefruit. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4324) - BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2016
Acclaimed variation on Ballast Point’s classic Sculpin, with grapefruit actually added to enhance the grapefruity hop character - very curious about this. Moussy, egg-white, lightly lacing head, breaking here and there but still retaining well, over a deep and warm, clear ’old gold’ coloured beer with calm sparkling. Aroma of grapefruit zest and yellow grapefruit flesh but perhaps a bit less exuberantly so than I had expected, biscuit, dried mango, moldy orange peel, ’parsley-like’ iron, lots of minerals, lemongrass, green banana peel, pink pepper, dusty dried flowers, yellow kiwi, old paper, dried pumpkin meat (probably just the grapefruit though), old apples. Crisp and very refreshing onset, nice play of sweetish dried mango, cedar needles, baked banana and yellow plum on the one hand and sourish unripe kiwi and lots of grapefruit peel on the other hand, minerally aspects, smooth and supple body (does not feel like 7% ABV, actually), spritzy but ’refined’ carbonation. The supple, lightly bready maltiness has a slight biscuity sweetishness to it making it all the more pleasant, but is overcome by hop bitterness at an early stage, and this hop bitterness grows in intensity as expected from the style; ends in a resinous, notably spicy (peppery) character drying the finish completely though a light juiciness manages to get through. Retronasally, all the lovely American hop aromas of citrus peel, light pine and exotic pepper blend with actual pink grapefruit juice sensations - making it more ’juicy’, more rounded and, in all, more appetizing. This bottle may be a tad too old to completely get the grapefruit experience, but it is certainly there, adding tonic water-like bitterness to an already very hop bitter ale. Another lovely Ballast Point beer, regardless of the question that they cannot be considered ’craft’ anymore now that they are a part of the Constellation chain. I, for one, still love their beers, including this beauty, which brings warmth and comfort to the palate as well as fraîcheur and seductive rotundity.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
felip989 (169) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 15, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2016 Dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemongrass, passion fruit, biscuit. Taste is grapefruit, biscuit, passion fruit, oranges. Strong bitter aftertaste.


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