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RATINGS: 2524   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vikingguy (1055) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Deep golden color with frothy white head...thick lacing. Fragrant floral, citrus hop aroma. Taste...Wow, fantastic taste. Rich. Malty. Hoppy. It's sweet, floral, piney, fruity. Notes of grapefruit. Two Hearted is my favorite IPA. This is incredibly similar and just as good. Top Shelf! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - SEP 13, 2013
Pours a dark golden color with a white head that does not go away at all and leaves large amounts of lazing. Smells very fruity and a bit sweet maybe caramel on the head, yet the hops are there. This beer starts off with a bit og malty sweetness and fruityness at the the start and then goes into a hop parade and leaves a not so bitter finish. Great beer, wish I had more than one

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (1216) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Very nice aroma. Fruity hops. Some grapefruit and even a mango or nectarine aroma. Prob my favorite aroma of an ipa yet. Wish there was a bit more of the aroma in the taste. It is there but not as strong as the aroma. Malt level is well balanced. Slight bitter finish. Overall a great ipa. Like some things better than Heady Topper and some in heady topper more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick off white head. Aroma: Mango, apricot, peach, grapefruit, biscuit, a hint of floral aromas and gentle pine hints. Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness and medium sourness. Palate: Smooth thin texture, light body and mouthfeel, average carbonation and slightly astringent. The finish is lingering with an initial fruit burst with apricot tartness that develops into a balanced bitterness. Comments: Delicious and left a glass lace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
On tap. A perfect deep gold with a thin white head. Huge floral nose, grass, pine straw, citrus. Balanced deep rich flavor and a wonderful long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Lightly sweet malty body with highlights of biscuit and very light caramel. A musty earthen quality that was very pronounced as I drank this interspersed with Racer 5’. Bright exotic tropical fruit quality with a nice subtle grapefruit component.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1156) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Draft. I love that this beer comes across almost as an imperial IPA with big aromas of light citrus and tropical fruit, is mouth coating with deep hop character, yet somehow still somewhat light and refreshing. I expected it to be somewhat higher ABV and was pleased to see it come in at 7%.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DBI (1) - - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
Great IPA is an excellent dry, refreshing example of this style. Aroma and hoppiness fit the category perfectly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike67 (1092) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours clear golden with long lasting white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, biscuit malt and ripe fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Huge amount of citrusy, herbal hops dominate the palate with biscuit malt and ripe fruit provide some support. Finish is long and hoppy. Great IPA but hugely overpriced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
Great IPA, I had it several times, but just realized that I have never rated it. The aroma, the look, the taste, the aftertaste, all of them makes it an awesome IPA. If you are a hop head, 70 IBUs are over flowing! Well done Ballast Point.

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