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RATINGS: 2353   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (726) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2015
12oz Flasche. Sehr kräftiges und komplexes Aroma. Grapefruit, Harz, verbrannter Zucker. Wuchtiger trockener Geschmack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MBlessing (383) - Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2015
Dunkelgelbe Farbe sehr schöner fester Schaum, Geruch fruchtig citrus hopfig, Geschmack cremig fruchtig Grapefruit und leichte Vanille, schöne bitternote

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (187) - Utah, USA - OCT 25, 2015
First thing that comes out is the grapefruit, this one is very drinkable smooth nice finish no bitter after taste, with plenty of hoppy flavors,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1254) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2015
355ml Can from Brewdog online shop (£3.50):
This one was an excellent offering from Ballast Point, exactly what I was expecting with plenty of hop bitterness and beautiful tropical fruits. There was a nice kick to the beer with some great pine and citrus flavours making the beer a classic and easily one of the best of the style that I’ve tried, there’s only a couple others that I would rate higher.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (128) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Going public and near. They will do well this beer kicks butt. Citrus and stone fruit aroma in the best way. Flavor of nice light malts and super fresh clean hops and great clean bitterness. One on best IPAS in the best place for IPAs San Diego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1250) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2015
35ml. Can.
Pours clear yellow with white head.
Aroma pine, resin, caramel, grapefruit, mango.
Taste caramel sweets, piney greapfruit bitter.
Mouthfeel dry, full.
Great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (811) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2015
Beautiful crystal clean deep golden sparkle. Bitter petrolly with a faint hint of grapefruit. Reminiscent of champagne in a way. Good acidic support. Very clean and pure. Beautiful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Well as much as I did not want to rate this so high, I had to it is fricking awesome.....but not cuz it is huge hops like a Pliny but because it is so fresh and balanced. The hops are fresh piney and fruity and peppery. It is slightly bitter but really hoppy without killing you palate. So thirst quenching and so hoppy a great combo. A+++++

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scottm2588 (38) - Dumbarton, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Can at home. Pours clear golden with a medium white head that disappears quickly. A pretty weak aroma but theres hints of lemon and mango coming through. Taste is citrus, caramel and some apricot. Tasting quite a bit of the malt but I’d prefer slightly more bitterness towards the end. Taken me a while to get round to trying one of these and I was expecting big things. A solid IPA that is very drinkable but I think my expectations were slightly high.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
indrekr (198) - ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2015
Aroma: bread, grapefruit, mango. Appearance: golden, clear liquid, rocky head, white lasting foam. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Palate: medium body, oily/creamy feel, flat, bitter aftertaste.

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