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RATINGS: 2544   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (624) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a golden hue with a nice, 2 finger, frothy off white head that is extremely chunky. S- Deep citrus fruits, mango, floral notes, grapefruit. T- Starts off light, floral hops, lots of grapefruit and tangerine on the back end with a deep bitterness. M- Medium bodied with carbonation that is a little too low. D- Very easy to drink. One of the best smelling IPAs out there. at 8.99 a bomber for an IPA it’s definitely a once in a while thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Another one of my all time favorites I had just never rated.  dark gold, with one finger foamy head. Strong pungent hop aroma, with some hints of grapefruit. Very well balanced taste for a big west coast IPA, plenty of hops but also nice body and some malty characters. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (623) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle. Deep amber with orange tinge. Lemon, grapefruit, stone and tropical fruits aromas balanced beautifully with understated caramel malt. Relatively light bodied and fresh, but packs an alcoholic punch that you don't detect on the palate. Mid level of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 14, 2012
What I wish every IPA could be. Layered nose with caraway seed, pine and citrus. The palate is medium bodied, and shows excellent balance. A hit of grapefruit lingers as this is crisp and seamlessly transitions to the hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Crazy delicious. I like my big IPA’s to pucker me up and say "Damn, man!". This does that to me. Like freshly squeezed hops and hemp, this is a fresh tasting, big time IPA. One of my favorites from Ballast Point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (620) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
33 cl olearys Örebro. Fantastiskt god ipa som intogs på klassåterträffen på olearys i Örebro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senap (619) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Aroma is tons of citrus (grapefruit) and a bit of hops. Taste follows the nose. Grapefruit and a bit of bittering hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (619) - - JUN 6, 2012
Very nice ale, served on draft at a spot in San Diego. Medium fizz, light golden colour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle from the beer store in Southampton, PA. $20 for a six-pack. Hazy orange pour. Aroma of mango, peach, citrus, grapefruit, pine. Slightly fruity initial taste - tropical/mango, followed by a nice bitterness as the hops dominate the rest of the way through. Reminiscent of Dreadnaught. The high rating is completely justified.

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