RATINGS: 1274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.1
Bebum (1062) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Clear gold. Medium body, flavorful, rich and hot mouthfeel, good carbonation, average length. Crisp, moderately bitter, dry. Very hoppy, not as much grapefruit as one would expect, herbal. Typical Ballast Point, good but not their best beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
bconch (444) - - OCT 11, 2017
Orange color, noticeable grapefruit nose. Taste is bitter pine with some grapefruit standing out. Finish is a tad pale with a lingering bitterness

3.6
hamilton_w (274) - - OCT 11, 2017
Tropical fruit aroma. Hazy amber, small head. Medium sweet, high bitter. Bitter aftertaste.

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yy0pp (1610) - - OCT 8, 2017
On tap. Cloudy golden color with white head. Aroma - Grapefruit peel, tangerine, caramel, lemon. Taste - Medium bitterness, grapefruit, caramel, pine, malty sweetness.

3.9
nihtila (3872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2017
On tap at Ballast Point Little Italy. Clear amber. Nose is grapefruit, passionfruit. Tastes tropical fruits, grapefruit, caramel.

3.9
GarrettB (1639) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2017
January 21st, 2015 - San Diego's favorite beer child - the Sculpin - finally has a sibling in the grapefruit version of the same beer. At first blush this seems like an intimidating combination, since the Sculpin by itself already rocks a lot of hops. But the addition of grapefruit works rather well here. To the naked and anticipatory eye, this looks much like the original Sculpin, with a measurable head on top and a slightly hazy, golden brew below. But the smell makes it clear this is not the original recipe. With plenty of fruit, orange and orange juice, expressing those hops without reservation. If there's any grapefruit in the nose, it's super sweet, though at times this blends into a orange creamsicle scent. The flavor is exactly the same as the aroma, with a lighter palate than all the hops would hint at. The aftertaste is wonderful, too, allowing for a long pull on the sweet grapefruit notes, all while relishing the soft and delicate body. Subtler flavors include marshmallow and caramelized sugar. The overall impression is an expertly crafted beer, and though the date of the review was early in 2015, it's now 2017, with some local resentment about Ballast Points' subsequent business decisions. The Sculpin family are wildly overpriced at retailers now, so it's nice to have given this a go in better times before the suits deciding on price started to claw at beer drinkers' wallets.

4.5
boatguy (1) - Montgomery, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2017 does not count
12 oz bottle. I've not been an IPA fan, especially at 7% alcohol but the grapefruit in this cuts through the hips and hides the alcohol. Easy to drink, will buy again.

3.2
yespr (47115) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2017
From tap. Pours clear and golden yellow. Small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, citrusy and crisp hoppy. Sweet, fruity. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Dry, bitter and smooth fruity. Dry and solid hoppy finish.

4.4
aphasialiu (58) - TAIWAN - SEP 5, 2017
蓬鬆厚實的酒帽散發清新的葡萄柚、青草,以及些許香菜氣味。酒液中低度碳酸化,前段帶有強烈的柑橘果汁甜味

3.7
Soupordean (94) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2017
This one lives up to its name with a beautiful aroma of ruby red grapefruit mixed with a hint of tangerine and some nougat. On tasting, that grapefruit is bolstered with some bitter hops of the type I’m more accustomed to with Ballast Point beers. The honey malts give it lots of length in the throat and it hides its 7% alcohol very well. I likey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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