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RATINGS: 2485   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
22oz Bomber. Pours a medium golden color with a slight haze. A short head leaves some scattered lacing in my Alesmith shaker glass. Pungent hop aroma with notes of pine, bubblegum and nectarines. Body is medium and slick with a biting bitter finish that lingers. Flavor is quite balanced and reminds me of Hop Devil in that respect. Quite bitter and hoppy with a good balance of malts. Overall a really great IPA!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nik925 (783) - USA - APR 10, 2011
They must add a half ton of hops to this after the boil. The hop flavor is just ridiculous. The amount of hops that San Diego goes though is staggering. Anywho, malt is well in the back, bitterness is understated, and hop flavor with all sticky grassy citrus-y goodness. No taste of alcohol at all. A fine IPA. Might be the hoppy-ist single IPA I have had. If you really pay attention the malt under all the good hops isn’t that great, but it is buried so deep I don’t care.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (783) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pours a hazy straw with a thick head from a tap. An excellent representative of what an IPA is or at least should be in the flooded market that exists today. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2015
12 oz bottle. Clear amber, dense head, sticky lace.
Fruity hop aroma, mango, peach, apricot, grapefruit, light caramel.
Flavor is caramel, citrus, pine, stone fruit. Nice balance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RhetoricalAns (782) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
650 mL bottle. Clear gold pour, tall white head, good lacing. Big citrus aroma, mild cereal malt notes. Taste is very well balanced, lots of citrus, mainly orange and a long lasting bitter finish. Great IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Solid IPA but it doesn’t live up to the hype of one of the best IPA’s in the world. Rather tame for a westcoast IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzerfaust (782) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - AUG 9, 2015
12 fl. oz. bottle from Club de Cervezas. Pours a clear, sparkling orange color with a medium sized white frothy head that diminishes slowly and leaves a good creamy film. Intense and powerful hoppy aroma, a real hop perfume. Notes of grapefruit, ice-cream bean, lemongrass, cedar, green apples, rose apple, pine cones and even basil. Really great, purely hoppy. Taste is very bitter, intense and bold without being a hop-juice. Herbal bitterness leaves some space for soft to mild fruit tartness to be perceivable. An all hop brew, with barely any malty hints. I can say, in a hop-head mood, I love it and see little ground to improve it, but it’s not the pinnacle of complexity. Medium body and carbonation. Very very drinkable and admirably brewed. I would have this anytime I need a hop fix. Aftertaste is massively hoppy. More bitter and slightly less tart than the Grapefruit Sculpin. My new IPA type-specimen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnoaksson (781) - , SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Ingredienserna är för det mesta desamma. Proportionerna varierar, liksom de framställningsprocesser som danar karaktären på maltdrycken. Men det som definierar ett öl är inte de enskilda smakerna utan samspelet mellan dem. Hur de tar fram det bästa - eller sämsta - hos varandra och framhäver en helhet som är större än delarna. Ballast Point IPA Sculpin orkestrerar sin smaksymfoni med en demondirigents befallande hand. Får det att sjunga i huvudet.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Yellow pour white head grassy pine, grapefruit nose. fresh Pine and citrus dry taste. Bitter crisp finish. Perfect

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (777) - Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle pours medium-dark yellow with white head. Aroma pine with slight citrus. Taste initial malt sweetness replaced by citrus and pine. Clean brief finish of citrus and pine. Full palate. Alcohol not evident.

I am not a huge IPA guy but this is a tasty well made IPA.


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