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RATINGS: 1746   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2012
This was a fantastic beer. The hop profile was fantastic bright and hoppy. Plenty of citrus and tropical fruits, a pleasure to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Poured into a glass from a bottle. Hazy orange with a thin head. Smells of grapefruit. Taste hoppy with a bite at the end. Overall it's a great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allendodd (114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle from Bhensonb. Thanks a bunch, man. Big lemony/orange hoppiness in the nose that mixes well with a deep floral sweetness. The initial taste lives up to the promise! There is a big hoppy smack with the balancing sweetness right there with it. Perfect timing. Palate is a bit rough with the hoppy bitterness, but it runs a smooth malt softness right away. The beer finishes just dry enough. This would be regular for me if I could get it, and is a solid 4.2 without hesitation. Thanks for the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Golden, amber, copper with a white, two-finger, frothy head. Smells piney, not super big (reminder that this one isnít imperial), malt comes through as toast, butter, and a bit of caramel. Standard ipa aroma and no citrus or fruit. The tastes come through in cycles. First is hops, pine leads. Then malt, mostly butter, some biscuit, a little bread, and in there is some fruit. Bit of pineapple and a tinge of grapefruit. Then pine comes back into the mix. A well-rounded ipa, that approaches drinking like a double. Multiple flavors are present. Itís not hop or malt dominant. Itís also not totally pine or fruit dominant. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (112) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12oz bottle from Brewmasterís in Wilson. Golden hue, normal clarity with mostly diminishing white fizzy head. Virtually no lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus & lemon. Heavy bitter grapefruit hop up front with more of an average bitter orange-citrus finish. Crisp on the palate. I thought this was a solid IPA, my favorite beer from Ballast Point so far.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Maybe the best IPA ivíe ever had, although it feels more like a double. All the citrus you could possibly want, almost as Hopslam and Nugget Nectar had a baby. A truly fantastic beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - FEB 25, 2011
At a tasting, thanks DSG, bottle, pours cloudy yellow, tropical fruits aroma, lychee and pineapple taste, excellent bitter aftertaste, and overall an astounding beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (107) - USA - OCT 17, 2013
Mango and caramel on the nose in balanced succession. Enchanting appearance: very lively carbo bubbles; two-finger creamy ivory head; sparkling clear light gold. Taste: tart citrus, sweet mango, and finishes with bitter pine and saltiness. Palate: thin to oily. refreshing carbonation feel. lingering bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
penstemon (107) - - JUN 9, 2013
Pours orange-amber with a white head. Aromas of orange, peach, grass, green tea, slightly floral. Taste is grapefruit, orange, apricot, grass, and resin. This is mostly hops all around, but there is a backing of delicate malt sweetness. Finish is resinous, bitter, and mostly dry. Citrus, tropical, green and juicy with great balance. Excellent IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 One of the finest IPA Iíve tasted. Itís an incredibly smooth brew that does down terrific.A wonderful array of citrus flavors, orange peel, grapefruit, peach. I tried sculpin after a stone ipa (which is also great) an sculpin was noticeably superior. Top notch.


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