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RATINGS: 2525   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strap (729) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2013
In the bottle in Seoul. Decent IPA, but was overhyped and didn't live up the expectation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPABevyGuy (67) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. Smells like citrus and the taste follows. Very citrus body, followed by pine and earthy on the end. Hops don?t really kick in until the finish. Very well balanced IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into my Ipa glass. Pours a golden amber color with a thick fluffy white head that leaves awesome lacing. Smells of pine, tropical, citrus and floral. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a good hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is silky, creamy and chewy with good carbonation and a semi dry finish. Wow this is one of the best ipas I’ve ever had. Well balanced and full of flavor. Glad this is finally on the Washington State market. Will be buying this regularly.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle from local grocery. Good aroma. Well balanced hop flavor. Very impressed. Never had ballast point before, but will look out for their beers again. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2013
On draught at baileys / pours a very clear copper color. Nose of floral, hop, and citrus. Taste of candied hop - nice balance of hop and malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2013
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Clear dark golden color. Aroma is tropical fruit hops. Taste is really hoppy, but really balanced. Sweet tropical fruit leads to a tart dry bitterness on the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pours a golden amber. Two fingers of head. Very well balanced IPA. Expected a fruity citrus finish but it was more grass flower and hop notes. Outstanding IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firefly765 (194) - - JUN 22, 2013
Pours a nice clear straw yellow. Medium head with nice lacing nice piney aroma but not overpowering. Very nicely balanced beer. Very drinkable perfect example of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4533) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Draft. Pours clear orange gold with a foamy off white head. Aroma is malty, fermentation, light alcohol, pine, grapefruit, and orange. Flavor is sweet, bready malt, biscuit, bitter, grapefruit, pine, and lemon. Medium body with high carbonation. Dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours hazy golden color with medium tight white head that laces all the way down. Aroma is sweet juicy flowery hops. Taste is dank hoppiness with biting grapefruit citrus and a nice malty backbone. Follow through is dank bitter hoppiness that lingers nicely in the aftertaste. Overall this is a very well balanced IPA.


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