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RATINGS: 2266   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bomber poured into pint glasses. Pours a clear amber color with a nice white head and solid lacing through the glass. Smell is resin, pine, a bit of grapefruit, and slight alcohol. Taste is again with the resin, juicy grapefruit, and again with the alcohol. Slightly oily finish, but still enjoyable. Note: there were 2 enjoy by dates on the bottle, so this quite possibly could be older. EDIT: had a second bottle with and enjoy by date of 07/11/13 and was much better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle poured a light copper with orange hues, large white head, and excellent lacing. Huge citrus and piney resiny hops aroma flow from the glass before apricot and tropical fruits reveal themselves. Taste begins with citrus zest and tropical fruits and then palatable hop bitterness takes over leading to a smooth crisp finish. Nice active carbonation, good mouthfeel, and flavors linger on the palate long after each sip. Solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber with a medium to thick, lasting white head. Sweet, fresh aroma of grassy hops, berries. Taste is mild sweet, medium bitter. Nicely fruity and hoppy. Has a dry finish, very drinkable. Medium bodied, well carbonated.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA Pours golden with a medium white head and good retention. Oily appearance. Aroma is grassy and floral with citrus undertones. Very nice smell. Flavor is grassy hops and alcohol with some light sweetness to offset the bitter. Grapefruit like citrus character with some light malt notes. Good shit.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours a orange hue with a nice off white head. Aroma is citrus with orange, mango, lemon, and grapefruit. Sweet maltiness aroma comes through as well. Excellent tasting IPA with a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Finishes with a nice grapefruit flavor on the tongue. The palate is smooth with the right amount of carbonation, not crisp but it doesn’t need to be. Somewhat sweet but hoppy IPA. An excellent choice for a nightcap beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2011
bomber pour. light orange pour, clear liquid. thin white head. strong aroma of grapefruit, lemon and pine. very fresh + clean hop flavor from the first sip. a little sweet as well. very well done ipa! thanks for sharing peteinSD !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Orange-amber pour with a two-fingered, frothy white head. Very sticky lace. Awesome hops blast up front with fresh squeezed grapefruit and pine juice. Flavors of lemon pith, ruby red grapefruit, pineapple and pine resin. A good portion of caramel malt for a complimentary backbone. Good body, nice balance with a strong, lingering, bitter finish. This brews most significant feature is its freshness. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2013
A very well made west coast IPA with a clean finish. This is definitely a floral IPA with more of a citrus aroma than pine cone, similar to a better tasting Bridgeport IPA. However, the palate is a little empty leading a finish that leaves you wanting for something more. This makes for a good sessionable IPA although the ABV is a little high (and the ABV is masked very well!). While not an epic beer, I would definitely recommend this beer for casual drinking or a sample if you haven’t had it before.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkeh (319) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 wow. grapefruit, pine, sweet citrus, mango, light malts, just a fantastic IPA. color is golden amber, nice off white head, great lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Clear orange, white, grapefruit, cereal, mild fizz, medium bitter, no sweetness,Very good


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