Drink Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA

Relevant Links:
Grapefruit Sculpin (Ballast Point Website)
Grapefruit Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company (BeerAdvocate.com)
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin (RateBeer.com)

20150421: [20150506]
I came to Eureka! on 20151205 and tried to order a Grapefruit Sculpin IPA, but unfortunately they ran out. But if that wasn't bad enough, the bartender came back with a glass of Sculpin IPA as if we already agreed it was an acceptable substitute. While I was shocked, I hadn't had it in a while and accepted the change.

In any case, encountering the Grapefruit Sculpin IPA today, I jumped on the chance to try it. The beer had an IPA-like floral smell. Its taste dominantly reminded me of the bitter taste of grapefruit; the aftertaste was similar in flavor. 4:55PM PT

I never wrote final notes on the Grapefruit Sculpin IPA, but overall it was a decent IPA. In particular, the grapefruit/citrus notes, if any, were subtle. 11:25PM PT

Website Information:

Our award-winning IPA, with a citrus twist.
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.

AVAILABILITY: Limited, 12oz. Bottles & Draft
ALC. BY VOL.: 7%
FOOD PAIRINGS: Coconut Basmati Rice, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Tropical Bread Pudding

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