Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 70 IBUs. Exrta-hopped India Pale Ale
Brewer Description: (from website) Our trophy beer, extra-hopped and unfiltered. Our Unfiltered Sculpin IPA packs extra hops into every sip, enhancing the classic Sculpin notes of fresh apricot, peach, mango and lemon with a slight haze and less bitterness. Freshness is key to every beer, but especially true for this extra-hopped IPA—store cold and drink soon.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.85
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8
Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 17321, meaning that it was bottled on 17th November 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy bright copper orange colour with quite a bit of floaties slowly settling at the bottom of the glass. There was also a two finger off white head that had great retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical fruit mango, pineapple and apricot at the start followed closely by grapefruit and light pine.
Taste: Sweet-ish pineapple, orange and apricot followed by bitter grapefruit zest, citrus rind, pine and a light touch of biscuit at the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and easy to drink and an interesting twist on the original. However, I definitely prefer the original and grapefruit version over this. Still worth a try though.