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RATINGS: 2536   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (726) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and the colour of honey, with an off-white head. On the nose resinous notes, fresh pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, faint lime peel, and a very faint whiff of lemon jelly beans as it warms up. Taste wise, fruit at the top of the profile. Passion fruit, grapefruit, peach, and light resinous notes that head into mineral heavy bitterness, and lots of bitter citrus pith in the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to pellegjr - cheers my friend! Pours hazy orange with thin but lasting bright white head. Aroma is a fruit explosion of mango, papaya, apricot, sweet orange, grapefruit - wonderful. Taste is another juicy fruit hit with tropical notes combining with pine resin notes; nice dry finish & a lasting bitterness. What a cracker of an IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Poured from bomber into tall glass. Appearance: Hazy honey gold with large stark white head and pretty lacing. Aroma: Very tropical and hoppy, with mango, grapefruit, lemon and a herbal spiciness. Taste: Once again, very hoppy, but not as tropical. Some grapefruit and tropical notes, but the herbal spiciness steals the show. Quite bitter throughout, with just a minimal malt presence. Palate: Moderate carbonation with a very creamy body and an exceptionally dry finish. Overall: Very strong IPA, but the taste didn’t quite live up to the aroma or my expectations. Great choice for a West Coast bitter fix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anker (723) - Hillerřd, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Bottle shared by faroeviking and Plovmand, thanks guys! It pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma is peach, pine, earl grey tea and typical American hoppy with some sweetness to it. Flavour is peach, grape, grass, apricot and pine. Ends pine-grassy bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamedra (722) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle, many thanks to StefanSD. Láhev 355 ml. Aroma je opravdu příjemné ovocné, připomíná lesní jahody, má také výrazné karamelové podtóny. pěna je bílá, jemná, středně vysoká a poměrně držící. Barva samotného piva je opálová. Chuť má výrazné karamelové tóny s jemnými ovocnými podtóny, finiš je středně hořký a držící. V ústech pivo působí překvapivě lehce, má střední neagresivní říz a je vysoké pitelnosti. Celkově se jedná o opravdu zajímavou IPA, překvapivě velmi dobře pitelnou a dobrou na žízeň, není tak robustní jako jiné IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (719) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Finally got my hands on a nice variety of fresh Ballast Point brews, and this one was "just" a good IPA, nothing crazy like hype would have you believe. I found the grapefruit version of Sculpin better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (719) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 5, 2015
Sample on tap at Eureka. Pours a deep gold, with whitish head. Strong aroma of floral and grass. Tastes of hops and grass. A very distinctive IPA. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (717) - Săo Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2015
Alaranjada/dourada, boa formaçăo de espuma (branca) e boa retençăo. Aroma bastante floral, frutas tropicais amarelas, maracujá, abacaxi, no ponto exato, sem exageros. Paladar de amargor médio, baixo dulçor, floral aparece com mais persistęncia do que no aroma, refrescante. Corpo leve e carbonataçăo média. Aftertaste novamente lembra frutas amarelas, amargor médio de boa duraçăo, levemente seca ao final. Uma ótima e bem equilibrada IPA, sem a complexidade de algumas boas imperiais, é para beber várias.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2014
71 day old 12oz bottle to snifter. Crystal clear copper. White head. I wonder how fresh it needs to be to live up to the hype. Still good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Pours clear copper hue with a bright white head that seems to last for quite a while. Smells of tangerines, caramel malts, grapefruit, lemon zest, pine a bit of earth. The caramel seems to mix well with the citrusy tangerines and grapefruit giving this a terrific aroma on the nose. Sweet oranges and tangerines on the palate lead the way but quickly turn to a stronger hoppy presence. Nice piney presence mixes well with the earthiness but the sweet citrus fruits and strong hops are the predominate flavors. Wonderful!

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