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RATINGS: 1897   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2012
First of all, this is my favorite style, so I am biased for sure. But, I love the aroma of beautiful citrus. Pours a hazy, golden color. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly sour, and some, oh so tasty, bitterness. Palate is average carbonation, and a wonderful bitter, dry finish. Overall, this is what I LOVE to drink and BP does a wonderful job. I could drink this all day....and maybe I will.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2012
A slightly cloudy dark amber color with a short lived light beige head. Fantastic aroma of pine tar, grapefruit and cotton candy. Crisp and hoppy up front, loads of grapefruit peel, very nice bitterness. Has some mild sweetness in the middle but it is quickly engulfed with that industrial strength hop follow. I just finished a Ballast Point 2XIPA but this is even better (IMO). Another very pricy addition to the local import beer shop.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber with a medium to thick, lasting white head. Sweet, fresh aroma of grassy hops, berries. Taste is mild sweet, medium bitter. Nicely fruity and hoppy. Has a dry finish, very drinkable. Medium bodied, well carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2011
bomber pour. light orange pour, clear liquid. thin white head. strong aroma of grapefruit, lemon and pine. very fresh + clean hop flavor from the first sip. a little sweet as well. very well done ipa! thanks for sharing peteinSD !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Had a few times before, first time rating. 22oz bottle, bought at a place where it had supposedly been refrigerated the whole time. Pine, orange and tangerine in the nose. Taste is orange blossom honey, pine, tangerines along with a little of onion skin/dankness. Strong bitterness that lingers in the finish. Certainly a nice IPA, but I don’t think it is worth all the hype and $10 for a 22oz bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2011
Nice IPA, but comes off soapy. Taste is rather thin and not terribly lasting. Aroma is standard IPA fare with more sweet fruit than citrus. Light.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Pour is a coppery Orange with nice lacy sticky white head. Smell is lemon wheat grass. Taste is sweat wheaty hay with lemon and mandrin oranges. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle from the beer store in Southampton, PA. $20 for a six-pack. Hazy orange pour. Aroma of mango, peach, citrus, grapefruit, pine. Slightly fruity initial taste - tropical/mango, followed by a nice bitterness as the hops dominate the rest of the way through. Reminiscent of Dreadnaught. The high rating is completely justified.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
22 oz bottle. Definitely a quality ipa here. Bold pine and melon citrus are strong and unrelenting, with a big, chewy finish. Pours a bright burnt orange, with fine starch white head and scattered lacing. A full aroma, though maybe a bit too dense as the full notes don’t project quite as well as I would like. Woody pine and big, mixed citrus fruits here, pinneapples and pears. Toasty pale malts, light nut, caramel on the other side of things. Body is full for an ipa, with a bold flow through out, densely bitter though not unbalanced. Toasted cereal grains up front, then a wave of various fruits and bitter. Estery melon, blackberry, mixed citrus, wood, and pine. Each note really bites and makes its presence known. Overall, a big, bold ipa with a great combination of strength, flavor, and drinkability. Up there with the best.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (272) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours a nice golden color with a decent head that only sustains a minimal amount. Aroma is not huge but very nice, notes of bitter and sweet hops, citrus providing the bitter and an almost fruity sweetness. Taste is fantastic, notes of citrus orange zest and floral bitter hops, an absolutely awesomely done IPA.


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