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RATINGS: 1984   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.


3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
joeworrall (83) - USA - OCT 9, 2013
Nice amber color & citrus aroma, but I was sort of disappointed with the mouth feel & taste, and the after taste is sort of sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fezzy (82) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Aroma is citrusy hops, pine, a bit of malt, and musty mango. A taste reveals bright mango rather than musty, and lots of clear, strong notes of the other elements on the nose. Lots of cleanly bitter hops keep this nicely drinkable, although the caramel malt backbone (which is an appreciated note, generally speaking) does feel a bit sticky on the finish. Overall, a super tasty hop-extravaganza that will surely keep me coming back.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Fantastic nose of hops, some sweetness. Pours a golden amber with a nice frothy white foam. Fantastic taste, hops, malt, balanced and lasts longer on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Sweet citrus hop in the aroma. Pours a cloudy light Orange with yellow tints in the light. Good hop in the front with a more constant bitterness throughout.. not really complex in the flavor stages.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barbarino2000 (81) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Loads of flavor in this big grumpy fish of a beer. Get it fresh if you can ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bs476 (80) - - AUG 19, 2012
Good ipa with malt and hops abundant. Missing something, some watery-ness but very very slight. Lemon zest with minor vegitation from hops.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanan (80) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Beautiful beer. I could put mouth under tap on this one. Ipa tops piney pops the hops then settles so nice. A new taste unplaced but great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmargarucci (80) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Citrusy and fruity aroma. A very crisp clean malt profile. Followed by a wonderful hop bitterness that doesn't punch you in the face. A wonderful west coast style ipa. This was one of the first ipa's that defined the style and it's still one of the best!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phikus (80) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Amazing aroma of pine citrus and mango. Complex hop flavors intertwine over a lighter malt profile that managed to provide perfect balance. I prefer this on tap as opposed to the bottle.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (78) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2013
The perfect West Coast IPA. As good as it gets. The Citrus Aroma is intoxicating. Smooth to bitter finish Ballast Point does not disappoint and Sculpin exceeds all expectations. Drink Fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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