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RATINGS: 2544   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopsjackster (1) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
This is an exceptional beer. I can’t understand how anyone could say that this IPA is overrated. There is a strong hops flavor with only a hint of bitterness. There is also a pleasant fruitiness that lingers on the palate. On a hot summer day this IPA really hits the spot. Hats off to the brewers of this outstanding example of an American IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kroney (254) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 pours golden orange with a thin white head. aroma is mostly pine and citrus peel with some peach and tropical fruit. taste is pine and grapefruit... palate is dry and sticks around a long time. very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Tried this with 3 other people. All over the board. One loved it, one hated it and two of us in the middle. Smells and tastes like a citrus bomb with a little bitterness. Surprisingly easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (385) - Aurora, Illinois, 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 (714) - 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 (2000) - 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 (991) - 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 (3036) - 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

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