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RATINGS: 1829   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Welley_Alves (213) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 3, 2013
Essa maravilhosa breja é uma imperial IPA da cervejaria artesanal Ballast Point. Cor amarelo-ouro, com media formacao de espuma e excelente aroma cítrico, floral. No paladar, um bom corpo, com perfeito equilíbrio entre amargor e dulçor. Na boca, lembra manga, grapefruit, abacaxi, maracujá. Na seqüência o amargor entra, de forma estúpida! Final seco com retrogosto lembrando resina e pinho. Excelente! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA (213) - - OCT 20, 2013
On draft at Ballast Point. My 100 on rate beer and reasonably so! The best IPA out there! Insane hoppy aroma with a pungent, piney palate. One of the GOATs!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shonobiwan (212) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Long Island, NY - 22 oz. bottle poured a clear amber color with moderate head and medium lacing. Aroma is complex with fruits, mango, citrus, floral hops and pine. Taste was initially sweet then developed into fruity hops and the a crisp bitterness. What I liked from this IPA was that the hops was not over powering. A really good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (210) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
Grapfruit in the aroma, tropcial fruit and a bit of malt. Copper colored, not very long lasting white head. Very piney dry taste upfront with a dry finish. Not overly complex but very unique. A bit of malt and tropical fruit in the aftertaste. Not overly complex but very refined and unique. Carbonation feels very fine. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CarlJonas (209) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
Slightly hazy, amber liquid with a big white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Very fruity aroma, citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of caramel in the background. The taste is distinctly bitter with a little more caramel then on the nose. Long bitter aftertaste Medium to low carbonation with tiny bubbles, decent mouthfeel. Very, very good even if this bottle was a tad old.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2011
Sample @ SBWF Aroma: Apricot, pine, grapefruit. Taste: Blood Grapefruit, pine. Mouthfeel: Medium body, balanced.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (206) - orange, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Beautiful dark orange color, very frothy head, strong hoppy aroma and taste, bitter, citrucy, mango, orange, apricot, very tropical, awesome ipa!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GSH1976 (206) - Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours a very light orange color with minimal head. Upon closer inspection there is a slight haze and I can see some extremely small particles floating around. Aroma is citrus and pine and I also detect some tropical fruits. There is a lot going on here. Taste is similar to the aroma with citrus being well represented along with some pine notes. The body is light to medium and the finish is very dry with a lingering bitterness. This would be fantastic on a hot summer day and what you would expect from a West Coast IPA. One of the better IPAs I have had.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pours slightly hazy orange with big foamy off-white head. Big bold aroma of herbal hop, ripe peach and mango. Medium carbonation and light feel. Flavor matches the aroma: herbal hop with grassy/woodsy bitterness, slightly sweet with ripe fruit, crisp malt along with slight pepperiness from the alcohol. Finishes dry with lasting grassy/piney hop bitterness, slightly soapy though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tybalt (205) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2012
A pretty citrusy IPA. Very strong grapefruit flavor - round citrusy nose. Tastes more sour than bitter. Finishes very dry. There are plenty of hops in there...but it starts off and ends with so much citrus, that it feels like a hop cameo.


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