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RATINGS: 1898   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pours golden with decent sized white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma. Pleasant and nicely balanced hop flavor. A good IPA, but frankly it doesn’t stand out. I was expecting more based on the high scores.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firefly54 (228) - - MAY 3, 2013
Clear pale orange colour, medium Carbonation, tight fluffy white head. Aroma has Mango, citrus, apricot jam, most of tropical fruit you can get. Soft mouth feel. Mild bitterness but the sweetness is balanced. Taste follows nose. Could session this quite happily. Superb!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA (226) - - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Let me just say, I don’t know how this is rated any less than pliny. It’s hard to tell the difference. Pours a clear golden with a white head that turns a little rocky. A solid IPA, just the right amount of alcohol, pine, resin, and grapefruit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours bright orange with a frothy white head, nice thick lacing on the glass. Heavy pine and citrus in the nose, a touch of melon underneath. Nicely balanced flavor, bitter hop blast to start, lemon tartness with a touch of sweet malts, ends long with the hops lingering on for quite some time. Medium carbonation makes this smooth and drinkable. Just a well done IPA, nothing unusual, just an almost ideal example of the style.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours amber with white head and good lace. Aroma is fruity and citrus hops that come through in the taste with lots of sweet stone fruit flavor along side grapefruit and lemon. Good bitterness with a long dry hoppy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2009
Pours out a clear orangeish gold with lots of head. Taste is creamy and hoppy. Lots of spicy hops. Great IPA with, some sweetness and lots of pine. Had last year, best IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
electrotype (221) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
Magnifique mousse assez durable. Absolument translucide (un point négatif pour moi, visuellement j’adore les bières opaques!). Très fuitée, assez complexe tout en restant fraiche. Il y a des notes agrumées mais aussi des notes moin acides, comme le cantaloup. Une amertûme bien balancée. Une bonne IPA, définitivement axée sur les houblons. Bravo!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (220) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Pours into glass a hazy amber/orange, with minimal white head that fizzes away within a minute. Almost no lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, hops. Very pleasant. Really pleasant, heavenly mouthfull of citrus hops, grapefruits, pineapple all swirling on the tongue complimenting each other. With a medium body, this is good stuff. Fantastic. A great example of the great West Coast IPA. Look forward to more.


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