Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin, Watermelon Dorado, Mango Even Keel, and Ginger Big Eye Coming Soon

Ballast Point

Fans of fruit beers and fans of Ballast Point’s Grapefruit Sculpin IPA (and who isn’t?) should be excited about the new fruit-infused versions of Ballast Point’s lineup. Pineapple Sculpin IPA, Watermelon Dorado Double IPA, Mango Even Keel Session Ale, and Ginger Big Eye IPA are coming to kegs, 22oz bottles, and 12oz kegs in January! Some but perhaps not all of these beers should be showing up at Oregon near the end of the month with a slow roll-out.

Here are the breakdowns of each beer with their commercial descriptions:

Ballast Point 6-pack Pineapple Sculpin IPA

Pineapple Sculpin IPA

Our Pineapple Sculpin IPA came from one of many small-batch cask experiments to enhance the flavor of our signature IPA. With so many tropical hop notes in Sculpin, how could we not try adding some sweet, juicy pineapple? The combination of fruity flavors and hop intensity definitely packs a punch. 7% ABV 70 IBUs.

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado Double IPA

Watermelon Dorado Double IPA

Our Watermelon Dorado Double IPA is not one to back down from big flavors. Mash, kettle, and dry hopping blend to create a huge hop profile that is balanced with a blast of watermelon. The result is a refreshing brew that is all summer and no seeds. 10% Abv 90IBUs.

Ballast Point Mango Even Keel

Mango Even Keel Session Ale

Our Mango Even Keel is the ideal beer for easy drinking. This hoppy, sessional ale gets a flavor boost from mango, which perfectly plays off of the citrusy hop bouquet. With fruit, hops and a low ABV, this beer is truly on another level. 3.8% ABV 40 IBUs.

Ballast Point Ginger Big Eye

Ginger Big Eye IPA

Our Ginger Big Eye is one that our brewers have had in their arsenal for a while. In this IPA, the zing of ginger perfectly stands up to Big Eye’s spicy hops, while the beer’s malty base adds a candied component. Whether paired with food or enjoyed on its own, this IPA has a mouthful of flavor. 7% ABV 70IBUs.

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  • Marshall
    Sat Aug 6, 2016 1:00 AM

    I went to the tasting room yesterday and they’re selling tasters of mango Dorado. I hope they commit because that was delicious. The mango goes well with the hoppy flavor.

    • Ken Ashe
      Ken Ashe
      Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:19 PM

      I love the Even Keel. I haven’t been able to track down the Mango version on the East Coast yet, but I look forward to trying it.