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RATINGS: 2545   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Aroma of tropical fruits, apricot, mild grapefruit, taste is grapefruit, citrus, maybe mango, hop bitterness, very smooth on the palate, short to medium after taste, alcohol is well balanced. Very Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (616) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LuckyDog (615) - - APR 18, 2015
Slight grapefruit notes. A very good IPA. Pretty much a hop bomb, but drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 A hazy orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is bready malt, tropical fruit, and floral. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus peel, and earthy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (613) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2015
Cloudy amber with small beige head. Tremendous and huge aroma - sweetened grapefruit, strong malt, mango, passionfruit, paw paw/papaya. The taste is also huge, non-subtle, but awesome, with the same flavours that the smell assaults with. Light in body and ridiculously drinkable. In no way understated but an artful hop punch in the face.

   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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (612) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewTom (611) - - JUL 23, 2015
Oranges & pineapple aroma. Excellently balanced between slightly sweet malts & bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel with a fruit salad of flavours. Believe the hype! Rated by BrewTom

   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.

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