Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 2352   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garbageman (485) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
From tap at Keg Cowboy. Pours deep orange in color with a small white head that lingers. Aroma is all citrus with grapefruit, passion fruit and bread. Taste follows with a lite body and smooth end. Not too bitter. Also this is a fruity IPA not Piney.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2014
On tap at Pizzeria Azzurri. Clear copper pour with a thin frothy white head. Nice thick lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, sweet malts, citrus, and pine. Oily body, light carbonation, and medium bodied. Light and refreshing. Tastes just like it smells. Tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, caramel malts, pine, citrus, and a hint of tobacco on the backend. Dry hoppy finish. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopTsing (483) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2012
The pale gold draught came with a light head, and that’s the way I felt when I left. The aromas and flavors were more hoppy than malty but faily balanced. Full bodied and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (481) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2013
Good beer. Citrus, apricot, pine and honey. Finishes a bit too warm and sticky to make this a truly outstanding beer for me, but I will definitely try another one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdjuice (479) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2015
Such a unique, instantly recognizable aroma. Very fruity, citrusy, and fresh, with just the right amount of hop bitterness and well-balanced malt. Very drinkable for it’s ABV and is one of my favorite IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2011 Pours hazy golden-copper color with frothy head and good lacing. Flavor and aroma succeed in bringing out different hop qualities, with the nose exhibiting light fruity notes, including peach, tropical fruit, pineapple, bubblegum, and a lot of citrus. Flavor is far more intense, with a huge hop blast. Similar notes of fruit, and more specifically, citrus, but the bitterness is almost unexpected after the mellow fruity aroma. Extremely bitter and resinous. Great dry finish. Light yet still full bodied. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 On draft at Ballast Point Brewing (San Diego, CA): Pours out a slightly hazy golden/orange, topped with a one-inch head. Aroma of resinous and grassy hops, citrus (lemon peel, orange, pink grapefruit), some honey, and copious amounts of tropical mango and passion fruits. Taste is resiny pine, orange peel, apricots, and caramel. Soft biscuity malt backing. Coriander spice in the finish. Wish there were more fresh pine needle flavors to round it out. Drinkability: Semi-sweet crisp throughout. Palate-wrecking bitter. Pairing: Thick bison burger with lots of habanero. Rebuy: Yes. #374 on 02042010, DG.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2011
22 oz bomber via trade courtesy of Snojerk321. Poured into a tulip. Pours a clear golden color, similar in color to Two Hearted, with 1-finger white head. Aroma of huge citrus and fruit - lemon, orange, papaya, mango, peach, along with some pine. Taste of sweet caramel malt and big bitter citrus, nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with medium carbonation. This is considered a world-class IPA for good reason!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
musinj6 (478) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Pours an orange with one finger head and mild/moderate lacing. Very forward hop aroma with pine, resin, grapefruit. Toasted malt backbone. Medium to full bodied. Long bitter finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (476) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a dense head which lingers......aroma of banana, lemon.....taste is citrusy and grassy with a nice malt sweetness tailing off into pleasant bitterness.

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