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RATINGS: 2499   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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San Diego IPA
The Sculpin IPA is a testament to our humble beginnings as Home Brew Mart. Founded in 1992, the Mart continues to be a catalyst for the San Diego brewing scene, setting the trend for handcrafted ales. Inspired by our customers, employees and brewers, the Sculpin IPA is bright with aromas of apricot, peach, mango and lemon. Its lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops. This delicious Ballast Point Ale took a Bronze Medal at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the Pro Am category. The Sculpin fish has poisonous spikes on its fins that can give a strong sting. Ironically, the meat from a Sculpin is considered some of the most tasty. Something that has a sting but tastes great, sounds like a Ballast Point India Pale Ale.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KeefOz (1465) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2016
Poured a crystal clear mid-amber with 5mm of creamy dense foam that retained well and laced well as rings and web. Carbonation moderate to high with medium sized bubbles. Aroma nicely hoppy - very piny plus hints of citrus/grapefruit and hints of tropical fruits/pineapple. Taste is very piny plus with a quite strong, nice citric and pine bitterness plus a light caramel malt; alcohol well hidden; well balanced. Medium body. Crisp, fresh and dry with grapefruit plus hints of pine on the finish. A good IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (340) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold color with a finger-thick white head. Aroma is strong fruit - mango and apricot. Medium body, taste leans more to the hops but isn’t overpowering, balanced well. Finish is a little dry with more of the fruit character coming through. Well done!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phfyysik (517) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 27, 2016
Pours orange with medium head. Aroma is fruity, floral, light soap, sourness, berries, spices. Taste is bitter, flowery, spicy, light pepper, tropical fruits, hay, dry grass, some light sweetness. Everything in aroma and in taste like IPA should have. Nice balanced beer! Superb!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (631) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
BB unknown? from DM’s. We all known what it looks and tastes like so i really don’t have to ramble. On this sample it’s a good IPA, it does everything that it’s supposed to do. Big standout is the drinkability with that 7% well hidden.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hurracasurf (63) - Montevideo, URUGUAY - JUN 24, 2016
Excellent beer with the best aroma I have ever tired. Nice fruity hops and intense malt flavor, dry palate, strong carbonated. Tried at home in montevideo uruguay bought by my wife from NY.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeyo1 (607) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle @ home. Pours a golden colored liquid with a lasting off white head. Aroma is dry with sweet hop reisins, biscuits, apricots, pine apple,mango and tangerine, honey. Medium bodied, medium carbonated. Taste starts bitter with a balanced biscuit sweetness and great fruitiness Mango, grapefruit, tangerine and bitter orange. Honey and some caramel sweetness. Asserive grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable and well balanced.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UFleku (32) - SOUTH KOREA - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 Aroma : great fruity citrus Appearance : moderate white head dark golden color Taste : nice malty good hoppy finish Palate : medium body bittersweetperfectly balanced excellent IPA from Ballast point in Gong bang in seore maeul with bottle this makes me think the moments of brewdog pub

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mezr (76) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip. Cloudy gold with a moderate, off-white head. Great fruity aroma with pronounced citrus and pine. Medium body, sticky, lightly sweet, with a nice bitter finish. Very easy to drink and quite refreshing. Among the best IPA’s I’ve had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1404) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUN 17, 2016
Very solid, nice maltiness, caramel,, fresh fruitiness, pine, but feels like it could be even more fresh. Super well balanced, very nice

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Melnis (441) - LATVIA - JUN 17, 2016
Aroma: ananass, svaigms, ari iesals jutams mazliet maiziigs, salmi, svaiga zaale/zeme. Gasa: luk sitads rugtuma, salduma un skabuma salikums man ir ideals ipaas.


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