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RATINGS: 2515   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
badhack (492) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Draft. Tap takeover at Original Gravity during SF beer week. Pours half way between gold and orange. Loads of grapefruit. Orange. Bitter grapefruit and rind hops. Aroma is the same. There seems to be some peach in both the aroma and the flavor.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - DEC 13, 2013
This IPA pours golden orange with a bit of haze and minimal head. Aroma is phenomenal with loads of hoppy citrus, apricot, and mango. Taste is moderately sweet, sticky, with a long lasting bitter aftertaste. Medium body and crisp finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (492) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2013
Good IPA that I have wanted to try for a while. Date says drink by August 2013. Aroma is of grapfruit, pine, grass, alcohol burn, and slight malt. Taste is somewhat transparent to the aroma, although toned down a little bit. Not bad, but for the price here in Ohio, I can find better, fresher IPA’s.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHANER4 (491) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2015
On tap - nice golden copper color and good head retention. Aroma - nice balance of citrus and some sweet malt. Taste - very nice hop profile, mostly citrus and some pineapple. Palate - easy drinking beer. Goes down very smooth with no aftertaste. Overall - great tasting IPA. First beer from BP and very satisfied!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 22 oz. bottle shared with DuffmanSW while brewing a Centennial single-hop IPA. Pours a clear bronze/copper with low carbonation and a small off-white head with decent lacing. Light bready malt aroma with an abundance of citrusy/pine hops typical of the west coast style. Initial flavor mimics the aroma, light maltiness with lingering bitter/dry hop finish. Light to medium palate with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. From beginning to end, it’s really all about the hops.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garbageman (486) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franzen (485) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Bottle from systembolaget
Really nice aroma, heavy in both grape, passion fruit and mango
Nice clear straw colour and great head.
The taste is nice, you can notice that some maltiness is there but it is only in the background and just enough to carry the hops. Just as the maltiness in an IPA should be. The bitterness is nice and pretty round and smooth.
The body is light to medium, the carbination average and the finish is pretty long with the nice bitterness from the taste. The palate is okey but I prefer my IPAs lighter and more carbonated.
It is a relly nice IPA. It would be interesting to try this in USA to get it really fresh, ’cause even if it is good it still has nothing on some locally produced IPAs we get fresh here in sweden

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sailracer (483) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Tap. Pours a dull gold with medium head that lingers. Great hop aroma. Initial taste is strong citrus hops. Lots of pine and grapefruit. Medium bitterness in the aftertaste. Perhaps a bit too much bitterness for my tastes as it warmed up, but excellent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
Draught at Farmer Market, LA. Pours clear orange golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits, pinedød grassy. Flavour is verbal and dry. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation. Finish is resinous and dry.

4.1
   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.


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