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RATINGS: 2527   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (640) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle. Aroma was quite fruity, citrus, peach, mango I picked up in addition to floral. Appearance is orange golden medium-full off-white head. Light sweet taste. Medium-light malt body, texture on the thin side, mild bitter finish. Smooth finish mixing hop and malt. Not my favorite IPA, but definitely one of the better ones out there.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Moderate body with some nice citrus and pine hop flavor. Not in your face but still quite flavorful.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (638) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
BB unknown? from DM’s. We all known what it looks and tastes like so i really don’t have to ramble. On this sample it’s a good IPA, it does everything that it’s supposed to do. Big standout is the drinkability with that 7% well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
Orange, hell. In der Nase Grapefruit, tropische Früchte. Am gaumen herb, fruchtig, crisp, schön.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle at a.Kitchen in Philly. POurs orange gold with fluffy white head. Huge, huge nose of grapefruit, tropical fruits and pine. Great aroma. Taste is all citrus fruits, pine resin and woodiness. The finish is slightly biteer and lingers. If the finish was smoother this would be out of the park.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
metalspice (636) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
Klart mahogni med lavt hvitt skum. Frisk duft av sitrus og noe gran. Sitrus skall og karamell i smaken. Skuffende tynn munnfølelse med en tørr avslutning.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear light amber, almost gold. Slight head. Aroma is a perfect mix of citrus and pine. Taste has all of the characteristics of a great ipa. Grapefruit, some lemon, and a subdued pine flavor are the highlights. Bitterness is not cloying or biting making it very easy to drink. Great ipa.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pretty darn good. Very earthy dank and bitter. Good amount of pine. Not really citrus tasting. So darn fresh and tasty. Big down side, too darn expensive. The price is reflected in the Overall category. I usually wouldn’t let something like that reflect my rating, but $16 a six pack is too much money. Easily could be a 4.5 out of 5 if the price were closed to $10 a six pack.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gorditoabd (633) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Rating #111. Bomber. Strong floral aroma right at the pour, and after at the glass, with a faint but solid mango scent working in. Flavor is solidly floral with mango and something like orange-strawberry-pineapple juice kicking in toward the middle-end palate. Really complex brew here. There’s actually a bitter funk at the beginning that blossoms into the rest of the palate and makes the whole thing that much more lovely. Bravo Ballast Point. This is a beer to remember!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (632) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
On tap at Duke’s, Malibu. Hot damn, this is a nice beer. Great aroma kicking my nose, nice great balance with malt. Alcohol is well hidden. I slurped two of these down in a hurry and would have had more but I was driving. Yummm0.


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