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RATINGS: 2264   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerKurve (518) - - OCT 14, 2013
Mildly hazy orange with some light carbonation and a filmy head that has good retention. Aroma has a very strong apricot, mango and grapefruit scent along with some pale malts. Flavor is very citrus forward with grapefruit, apricot, piney hops, resin, mango and peaches with some slight caramel maltiness. Body is heavy along with the carbonation. I think I may have found my new favorite IPA that isnít local!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Had it on tap at the Village Tap in Roscoe Village Chicago. Had it in a tulip glass had a slight head and even lacing with notes of citrus underlying its bold hop taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Smells of grapefruit and orange peel. Tastes of a light bitter with a medium sweetness, well balanced but not perfectly. Light bodied. Light carbonation. Texture is syrupy. Finishes dry. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (516) - - SEP 6, 2013
Gold color, clear Full body, packed with a rainbow of flavors, very complex and elegant, long on the palate. Bitter but not too dry, herby, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Hazy Orange, Huge Frothy Head That Lasts And Leaves Lots Of Soapy Lacing. Floral Hop Aroma. Malty, Resin, Pine Hop. Medium Body. Smooth And Easy To Drink. Hides ABV Real Well. Nice. Enjoyed It. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (513) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Iíve been fairly impressed with the offerings from Ballast Point that Iíve been able to try so far. Itís newer to me, but good beer. The aroma is booming with fruity hop smells of peaches, mango, lemon, and grapefruit. Had a nice golden tone to it with some haze. Some sweetness to start followed by a good medium bitter. If you havenít had a chance to try Ballast Point, I suggest you do.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (513) - - NOV 28, 2013
Awesome blond beer. Great smell, very complex. Rich, deep taste. Absolute not watery. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (512) - - SEP 10, 2014
My goodness this is good stuff, Nice and hoppy, love it. Truly a refreshinging ipa

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (512) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Nicely carbonated and clear golden in color. The aroma is of citrus, hops, and lite sweet malts. A simple, balanced, and perfect IPA. The flavor matches the aroma. The finish has a mild bitterness that is very pleasant. It doesnít linger either. Overall this is an excellent beverage to try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (512) - SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget passagen caramel, citrus, grass, roasty, alcohol, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, A tiny bit heavy


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