Monday, November 10, 2014

Ballast Point Brewing Company Grapefruit Sculpin

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Ballast Point Brewing Company Grapefruit Sculpin - India Pale Ale With Natural Grapefruit Flavor. I picked this up at Santa Clara Liquors (here). If you get a chance, head in there and tell ‘em that Mark from NorCal Beer Blog sent you. You’ll be glad you did – they have an incredible selection!

From the Ballast Point Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance:  Pours a golden orange color with a big white head and tons of lacing.
Aroma: The huge zesty grapefruit in the nose is complimented by tropical, citrus and pine hops, peach, mango and a hint of malt sweetness.
Taste: Grapefruit zest, citrus, tropical and pine hops balanced nicely with a bit of malt sweetness.
Overall: Bright, crisp and well executed, Ballast Point Brewing Company Grapefruit Sculpin is worth the hype.  This 7% ABV offering is sure to be a go-to for many if they can keep it in stock up here in NorCal.


Mark Harvey

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