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RATINGS: 2352   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (346) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Disappointment ... It can't be old they just came here... Nothing .. Aroma nothing tastes old... Finish rough... Boooooooo... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloshgator (597) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA is overrated. Not much aroma or interesting hop notes. Medium bitterness so is drinkable. Sculpin just doesn’t live up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beeerboi (11) - South Dakota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draught. All time favorite IPA. Crisp, juicy and good bitterness. Perfect summer quencher.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlainG (1650) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
Orangée et limpide, une mousse plus que blanche, dense et persistante, s’étend à la parois en laissant de grosses traces baveuses. Des arômes très puissant d’agrumes, de résine de conifères et de pêche fraîche nous parviennent aux narines. Un goût intense d’amertume, apporté par les conifères et le pamplemousse blanc, qu’on aurait trempé dans du miel. C’est un tourbillon en bouche. Des saveurs fruitées qui engourdissent les papilles. Tabouère! (695-150613)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Wow. This IPA has a very strong citrus grapefruit taste. I wasn’t able to notice all the subtle flavors because of this, but it was still a good brew. I think I may stick to their big eye for now though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
krumbum (752) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Clear golden copper. Smells of light sweet hops. Tastes warm light hops, a definite citrus rind bite to these hops. Leaves a bit of that citrus bite sticky on your palate in the after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2013
Pours a nice amber. Aroma is lots of fruit: mango, lychee, peach, apricot. Some grass & hay and pine as well. Taste: yeah! Mango, kiwi, orange, peach, some dew grass. Insanely well balanced!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meier (14) - USA - JUL 3, 2013
A beer with great color and a good taste. The bitterness lingers in the mouth. Overall enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vir4030 (577) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Pours a clear orange yellow with a thick head from a bottle. Nice to get a 6-pack for $15. Sweet hops and apricot is the aroma, very nice. Flavor is a really nice sweet hop on the back of the tongue. This was a great recommendation by the beer guy at Cardinal in Niles. I would have thought this beer to be more than 7%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Draft and bottle at 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours fairly clear medium golden orange. Decent amount of head. Aroma resinous, with malty overtones. Dank, to say the least, but with some hints of citrus moderating the overall effect. Body very lively, finish malty and resinous, abrupt, very easy-drinking. Good, but not the world-beater it’s made out to be.

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