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RATINGS: 2411   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosco (276) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours hazy yellow with off white head and lacing. Nice smack from hops up front, crisp and refreshing. Lingering bitterness on the finish. Not really getting the fruits as described by the brewer but still a pleasant beer. $2:99/12 oz bottle at Total Wine and More Boca Raton

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Pours light orange with a huge hop nose. A dry spicy hop flavor but well balanced. An excellent IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Underdogs88 (274) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Strong citrus, grapefruit aroma. No malt on the nose. The appearance is slightly hazy with a light gold color. The flavor is super hoppy with a lingering bitterness on the finish. The malt is very light on flavor. The mouthfeel is medium -light and the beer coats the mouth on the finish. The carbonation is medium. Overall it's really hoppy for an IPA, tastes like a double IPA. I enjoyed drinking it and will order it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fakebeersnob (273) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Pours a light copper with not much of a head, but a thin lacing that lasts quite q while. Initial smell was of orange, but after it sat a bit got whiffs of citrus, grapefruit and light hop smell. Taste is citrus upfront, pretty strong sweet malt backbone, grapefruit and pine resin taste and feel at the end. Pretty solid IPA. Will be getting again. One of the best ones I have found in stores in Utah.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nijstrom (272) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2015
35,5cl bottle. Grapefruit/lemon, tropical fruits (mango, peach), caramel. Moderate bitterness and sweetness. Long bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiffNilsson (270) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Drack denna öl för kall första gången och var inte alls imponerad. Nu drack jag den något varmare och fick en smakupplevelse i gengäld. Härlig doft, kompakta balanserade smaker och en påtaglig beska som sitter kvar länge. Mkt bra öl kort sagt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
circinus (268) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle 33 cl from Systembolaget. Clear orange with a nice white head. Lots of tropical fruit, passion fruit, generic citrus, lemon, grapefruit, pine, grassy, caramel. Very well balanced. Medium/light body, medium carbonation, refreshing, smooth, bitter finish. Really nice!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Pours a beautiful gold with a thick white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, oranges, HOPS!!! Hops and more hops on the palat, but somehow not overpowering; very easy to drink. Nice dry bitter finish. This is without a doubt one of the best balanced super-hoppy IPAs I have ever had the pleasure to try; glad I bought more than one bomber!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GSH1976 (266) - Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours a very light orange color with minimal head. Upon closer inspection there is a slight haze and I can see some extremely small particles floating around. Aroma is citrus and pine and I also detect some tropical fruits. There is a lot going on here. Taste is similar to the aroma with citrus being well represented along with some pine notes. The body is light to medium and the finish is very dry with a lingering bitterness. This would be fantastic on a hot summer day and what you would expect from a West Coast IPA. One of the better IPAs I have had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (266) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12oz bottle from Brewmaster’s in Wilson. Golden hue, normal clarity with mostly diminishing white fizzy head. Virtually no lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus & lemon. Heavy bitter grapefruit hop up front with more of an average bitter orange-citrus finish. Crisp on the palate. I thought this was a solid IPA, my favorite beer from Ballast Point so far.


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