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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (613) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
Nice hazy orange with white head. Aroma is alot of sweet malts, orange, sweet fruits, tropical fruits, honey. Taste has a nice piney bitterness, grapefruit, caramel sweetness, orange, lemon, resin. A very nice IPA. THis bottle was enjoy by 10/24/12 so not sure how old the bottle is? Still an awesome IPA and I bet that it is even more awesome fresher! Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (609) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Strong citrus bitter hop nose. Gold amber, with a small head and great lacing. A little syrupy. Tart acidity undertones. Citrus hops dominate the palate, lemon, grapefruit. Bitter hop carbonation, and slight lingering bitterness aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bomber shared with and thanks to Axilla. Poured slightly cloudy orangish in color with a nice off white sticky head that left great lacing on the glass. Aroma is very piney and floral with a nice sweetness to back it up. Tastes of sweet american hops, grapefruit, piney, resin, with a nice caramel malt backbone. Very fantastic and drinkable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senap (609) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
Förhållandevis lättsam och snäll. Bra balans mellan fruktighet och beska. Helt klart en toppöl, även om det inte är en champ!

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
dlihcsnatas (609) - Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Hazy orange brew with small fast fading head. Aroma is very citrusy and the taste is as well. Has so much of a grapefruit twang to it that I had to double check the label to make sure this was the regular IPA and not the grapefruit one. Only down side to this brew is the price. I have been looking at it on the shelves for some time but just couldn’t see buying a 6 pack for nearly the cost of a 12 pack of other good IPA’s. Luckily found some Ballast Point brews on the sampler shelves this weekend at $2.69 a bottle. This one is good but still not worth the hefty price.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
Poured from a bottle into dogfish ipa glass. Golden orange clean appearance with a hearty white head. Smells very heavy on pine with citrus overtones. Fruit is in the background too, apricot I think? Bitter front that gets a bit malty, then more fruit and citrus, mostly grapefruit, into a bitter finish. Nice, crisp, refreshing, balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 10, 2015
from bottle that poured golden brown & very aromatic full of inviting hops taste is a fine blend with loads of grapefruit hoppy flavours & lingering bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (605) - - JUN 6, 2012
Very nice ale, served on draft at a spot in San Diego. Medium fizz, light golden colour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Pours a very clear gold in color with only a ring of froth. Smell is very piney hops. Taste is very green, brutally bitter hops. This is very fresh and very green. Very bittering and tongue ripping. This is a aggressive and brutal onslaught on your palate. The bottle is incredible, I could only imagine how this is on draft. Wow.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (604) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2012 the aroma right off the bat was the citrus of the hops and as it warmed some i picked up the apricot and peach...what a wonderful scent to have in this beer...medium bodied and smooooooth...hops do no over power this beer at all..the citrus flavor and the apricot are forefront on this one and the smoothness as it goes down. on the back end you do get a bit of the lemon blended with the bitterness of the hops and it works...very very good beer.


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