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RATINGS: 1900   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Troupis (45) - - JUL 2, 2014
Bought in a bottle but I wouldn't have known it - as close to an on-tap taste I've ever had in a bottle. Crisp and deep with taste it feels meticulously crafted. Only a lack of unique flavor or hops prevents a perfect score but as well executed of an IPA as I've ever tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bhightow01 (44) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tasted at Ballast Point. Light orange color with a fizzy white head. Good hoppy aroma of pine and citrus. Very good piney hop taste transitioning to a smooth sweet caramel flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demondeacon09 (44) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into short wine glass. Light orange color with a small head that dissipates quickly. Enticing aroma of citrus apricots and zest with a hint of pine. Tastes great- orange, and hoppy citrus burst out of this one. Yum An IPA that deserves its high rating ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FrankBrew (43) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Golden, floral, fruity start bitter finish, bubbly and refreshing, quintessential California ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oregontarheel (43) - - NOV 19, 2013
Golden color. No head. Tasted in a cold pint glass at four daughters. Smooth hops in this ipa. Soft bite. Good aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skykwby (43) - Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Phoenix, Houston... Tap. Pours dark amber, foamy head that sticks to glass. Aroma is like weed, floral, pine notes, refreshing. First sip a big of fruit, followed by a hoppy bite. Not too bitter on palate. Aftertaste lingers slightly inviting another nice sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Tasty... Smooth... With a hoppy and bitter finish. Very drinkable and tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbirker (42) - Fullerton, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Great IPA! Aroma is floral and citrusy hops. appearance is golden orange which is lightly colored for an IPA. Great taste of complex hops flavor but the floral really stands out in the bottle, where as on tap way more fruit forward. Finished off with light malt and hop bitterness. Love this IPA!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adeezhop (42) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 Great beer always a fine choice. You can never go wrong with the fish ! If your looking for a great representation of a west coast ipa, sculpin is a safe bet. Drink it fresh.....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heromark (42) - - JUL 10, 2013
Very hoppy aroma. Pours golden. This is a good beer if you like hops. Crisp flavor Revere Stryker dog!

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