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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Sample at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2011. Aroma has a lot of tropical fruits, mango, pineapple and other sweet aromas. Taste has a punch of bitterness but balanced by a heavy malt base with sweetness that rounds the beer off as it goes down.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Aroma of citrus, grapefruity. Pours orange with white film. Tastes sweet of grapefruit. Delicious wet mouthfeel. love it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (642) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle. Translucent golden pour. Half inch head. Aroma of pine and sweet malts. Tastes sweet up front with a bitter hop finish. Not as hoppy as I expected. Soft mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle (Stockholm Beer Festival 2011) - Amber in colour. Peach, passion fruit and hops in the aroma. Peach, tea, passion fruit and ice cream lolly stick (!!!) in the taste. Not bad at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doppelthat (47) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2011
This is by far my favorite Ballast Point beer. Smells very citrusy and resiny. It looks bright yellow in color with a bubbly white head that leaves behind great lacing. It tastes very bitter from start to finish. At the very end there is a slight pit of malty sweetness to balance out the high bitterness factor. It is a light to medium bodied beer with a very lively carbonation level. Overall the alcohol is low enough that the beer does not become to sweet which is a major plus to the drinkability of Sculpin. One of the better IPA’s I have had in a while.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Ported from BA. Appearance: Lots of foamy white head, almost 3 fingers of it. The beer itself is more of a golden yellow honey color. It has some slight haze to it, but that might be from the low temperature. Smell: Piney and lemony. What we have here is a bottle of Pinesol, no doubt. Some apricot also comes in, which is a pretty nice little change from the usual grapefruit flavors we’ve been seeing lately. Taste: Wow, WAY drier than what I was expecting from the smell. On top of that, it’s extremely piney. The bottle mentions several fruits, but if they’re in there, they can’t stand up to the crazy amount of pine in this thing. There’s a good amount of bitterness sticking around too. Mouthfeel: A light body that really sticks to you. There’s something kind of syrupy about it actually. Overall: Solid, but not as well balanced as I’d like. Definitely has a high drinkability, and it might be a good introductory IPA due to it’s light body and non-overwhelming bitterness. Would I have another? Maybe. Would I buy another bomber? Probably not.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2145) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2013 Bottle at SBWF 2011/Draught at Akkurat 2013. Pours dark amber with a big head. Aroma of alcohol and hops. Hop oils, passion fruit, oranges and all other citrus.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Pour orange with a nice white head and good lace. Aroma pine, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, light caramel, stone fruits. Taste quite bitter pine, grapefruit, citrus, stone fruit,light malt back bone. MF medium body long lingering bitterness opened up by a light fizzy carb. Super bitter outstandingly tasty hop bomb extremely well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Sample @ SBWF 2011. Grape. Pineapple. In other words: citrus candy. Serious bitterness. Some nice gooseberry notes in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (640) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Pours a light red-orange with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy; grassy, pine, citrus, pineapple, some grapefruit, and a bit of caramel. Taste is pine, grapefruit, bittersweet lemon and orange peel, some bready malt flavor and a bitter hops finish. Clean mouth feel; not the smoothest ever but still quite decent.


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