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RATINGS: 2411   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1015) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Really good. As good as an ipa you can find. Good aroma and balanced flavor. Been really impressed with ballast point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (179) - - DEC 9, 2015
On tap at Hopcat. Grassy nose. Bit of grapefruit. Bitter at the front. Spreads through the mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (509) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Aroma: caramel, pine, citrus, tropical fruits Appearance: clear golden, white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Yow. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (445) - Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2015
A crystal clear, vibrant Amber body is crowned by a slowly fading inch of creamy tight white head, which settles to a lasting cap, creating some rounded peninsulas and dots of lace

Bright ruby red grapefruit leads the way with medium intensity, wrapped in various nuances of other citrus fruit, mild floral notes add character and lead to green melon and light piney darkness, a subtle doughy sweetness blends seemlessly on an exceptionally smooth, nicely cohesive medium-light body offering a touch of additional bitterness on the finish... fairly short lived residuals of the previously mentioned components

12 oz bottles with botched date code from six pack of BP Kansas welcome back - roll out served at 45° into Orrefors Difference Pils and Spiegelau IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1156) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Acidic nose with lots of fruity flavors of grapefruit and banana. Taste is sweet and hoppy. Very well balanced west coast IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1143) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
Jaune pâle avec une belle robe blanche. L’arôme a plein de pamplemousse eu un peu du pin. En bouche il y a un peu d’agrumes et pin et une bonne amertume. Très bien fait.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3338) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2015
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Bright clear medium amber, fluffy 2" white head, streaks of lace. Aroma of strong citrus. Taste is caramel that bursts on a lightly carbonated swallow into strong citrus hops. A bit of malt lingers in the background through a long finish. A pretty solid IPA - balanced and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blake_NOLA (1) - - DEC 2, 2015 does not count
Great IPA. Hoppy with a hint of a fruity balance. Crisp finish that leaves you wanting more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Majek (579) - Ząbki, POLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Clear, orange colour with big, stable head. Nice lacing too. After opening the bottle, it feels big punch of citrus (grapefruit!), exotic fruits (mango, maybe even passion fruit), some floral note and malty base on background. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light dry. Finish is very long, biiter, but not harsh or tart. Soft carbonation. Medium to full body. Fantastic, very drinkable, no doubt one of the best IPA I’ve ever tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drenouf3271 (3) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2015 does not count
Great example of West Coast style IPA, nice grapefruit aroma, clear light brown color, half finger of white head, grapefruit flavor nice bitterness clean finish, light body, nicely balanced delicious beer.

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