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RATINGS: 2543   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours a golden orange with a nice off white head that fades and leaves good lacing in the glass. Aroma is lots of mango and apricots, a bit of caramel malt. Taste is very bright and fruity with tons of apricot and a bit of mango, bitter hops and then some sweetness then more hops cleanse the palate, good ipa but stone ipa is still way better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - FEB 16, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Almost clear golden color with a nice rocky and steady white head (good lace). Rich tropical fruits aroma, with citrus notes (mandarin), spices (ginger) and flowers. Intense hop flavors, big tropical goodness, high bitterness, decent sweet malts and faint alcohol notes. Med-full body, good carbonation, long bitter finish, a bit too heavy but yummy. Cool.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansvf (707) - - DEC 28, 2015
Ziet er super uit. Ruikt heerlijk hoppig en smaakt fris, citrus, erg bitter. Toppertje!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
NYC Trip Beer #8. Nothing like following your very first AleSmith IPA with your first Sculpin. Between the two, I far preferred the Sculpin. Pours a pale orange with a lovely white head head. Beautiful Citrus scents and flavor. Well carbonated with a crisp hop finish. Bought some to bring back to the A. Bottle - Guilty Goose - New York, NY

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bomber thanks to GorditoABD! Thanks Chris! Pours a beautiful golden honey color, with a solid two finger head. Smells like Hops on top of hops. Pure pine resin and grapefruit rind. Taste is almost chewy its so wonderful of grapefruit. Finish is bitter and citrusy..Good stuff. If California falls off into the ocean, perhaps we can at least save San Diego.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BLADT (698) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Golden orange in color. Tons of citrus and hops on the nose. Great balance between sweet fruit flavors - apricot, lemon - and hoppy bitterness. Fizzy feel on the tongue. You cannot do better for a wide release DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Fantastic aroma of citrus and a hint of malts, similar taste but a bit more mild, top notch ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
small can into an spig IPA glass. Pours clear golden sunset with a creamy white head. Nice aroma of orange, mandarin, apricot fruits. Very bitter and resinous in the flavour with the apricot flavour dominating, slight sweet caramel maltyness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Light golden with a lighter head but lasting ring on glass. Extremely potent floral pined hops present a marvelous bouquet to inhale. The Sturdy hop character is sublimely countered by a slightly burned and sugared backbone and fruited green apple slightly sparklingly sour echo, which gradually yeilds a lingering and lasting bittering dusty twinge tract down the center of the mouth. An outstanding brew, with an incredible aroma and impressive depth and character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeyo1 (692) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle @ home. Pours a golden colored liquid with a lasting off white head. Aroma is dry with sweet hop reisins, biscuits, apricots, pine apple,mango and tangerine, honey. Medium bodied, medium carbonated. Taste starts bitter with a balanced biscuit sweetness and great fruitiness Mango, grapefruit, tangerine and bitter orange. Honey and some caramel sweetness. Asserive grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable and well balanced.

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