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RATINGS: 2350   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Pours a light orange color with a thick white head. Aromas are amazing citrus floral hops are overwhelming. The taste is exactly the same, citrus, orange rind, grapefruit, bitter hops, but not over bitter just about perfect. Wonderful brew.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloshgator (597) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (597) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Bottle pour from Whole Foods Market - Redwood City, CA. So crisp with heavy grapefruit and the right amount of honey. Ideal Sunday breakfast drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquilo (596) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Golden yellow with a small head. Floral and grapefruit hops aroma. Bitter and astringent flavor, but a bit of misplaced funk. This is quite good, if overrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Courtesy of NorCalgrowler. Lots of citrus fruits in the nose, potent hop and pine bouquet. Smell is fantastic. Pours a nice orange color with a full fluffy white head, dissipates to a persistent thin head. Flavor is full of hop character and bitterness, honey, pine, fruit, and a good malt presence to balance. Medium body, a bit resiny and sweet, smooth with good carbonation. Overall a great beer, very well balanced with hop additions in all the right places.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (595) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
Nice hazy orange with white head. Aroma is alot of sweet malts, orange, sweet fruits, tropical fruits, honey. Taste has a nice piney bitterness, grapefruit, caramel sweetness, orange, lemon, resin. A very nice IPA. THis bottle was enjoy by 10/24/12 so not sure how old the bottle is? Still an awesome IPA and I bet that it is even more awesome fresher! Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2011
amazing fresh-hop aroma full of apricot, grapefruit, and just a touch of cheese. pours a clear light yellow/orange with fizzy white head. flavor is predominantly bitter, but mild medium-thin body, crisp, lightly carbonated, with long hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Draft sample at 2013 Cincinnati Brew Ha Ha festival. Cloudy golden hue, strong hoppy/fruity nose, pleasing bittersweet taste with a lot of different fruit notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2010
wow. 650ml bottle poured hazy gold with rocky sticky yellowish head. Aroma is bright and very flural with sweet mago and grapefruit notes up front other citrus fruit notes in the mix also like oranges and peaches. Taste is hoppy and piney notes but still holds a citrus fruit taste with a very good body. Extreamly complex and the aroma is very strong. phenominal IPA

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
One of the best IPAs. This is packed with hops. Tastes of pine and grapefruit. Very thirst quenching. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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