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RATINGS: 2306   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Pours golden. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops and good amount of bitterness. Palate is a bit fizzy, but smooth finish that leaves bitterness on the tongue. Easy drinking IPA that would be great on a hot day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Pours a golden amber color with a medium head the leaves decent lacing. Aromas of hops and citrus with more hops and a bit of pine. Flavors of hops grab you with citrus notes, a botter but pleasant aftertaste. Definitely a top selection for IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Poured from a can into a snifter. Pours a cloudy orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma consists of pine, resin, peach, mango, and tangerine. Taste is much the same with a nice and balanced malt backbone that does not take away from the hop flavors. It has a very nice dry bitterness on the end. Medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (215) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a handsome golden color with a slight orange hue. Limited head. Beautiful citrus smells. Floral scents and fresh grass also come through. Crisp hop flavors include grapefruit and pine. Extremely drinkable, very refreshing. Me gusto mucho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2013
clear amber, white head with long retention and lacing. stone fruit, citrus, mango, flowers, caramel, tangerine, a slight bite. medium-heavy bitter, light sweet. medium body, slick feel, moderate carb

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Frozer (214) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Wow. I thought I had some great ipa’s but this one takes the cake! Citrus grapefruit aroma. Perfectly balanced hop bitterness and grapefruit sweetness. The bitterness hangs around as an aftertaste a little bit longer than the grapefruit but isn’t unpleasant. Usually cans are associates with cheaper generic beer but this one tosses out that assumption.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewballs (214) - USA - JAN 3, 2014
Actually, I give this 3 and a half stars. It has a blonde, light copper hue. Billowy head. Hoppy. I can detect the malts. There is a wave of hops that plays with the citrus sensisbility in the taste. Absolutely delicious. In my opinion I think the hops should have been brought down a bit more. This is definitely a fine beer for early summer, the first rite of spring or pack it on a fishing trip with the bros. Good but not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamah (214) - - JUN 14, 2013
Bursting with citrus and pine aroma. Pours a deep golden color with generous white head. The taste is bitter but opens up to some sweeter tropical flavors towards the end. This beer is so good, I feel lucky to be able to drink it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kroney (213) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 pours golden orange with a thin white head. aroma is mostly pine and citrus peel with some peach and tropical fruit. taste is pine and grapefruit... palate is dry and sticks around a long time. very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (213) - North Branch, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Poured from a bomber with no noticeable date on it. Aroma - tropical, sweet, almost peppery Appearance - crystal clear light golden color Taste - Very nice....very smooth with a great bite at the back of the tongue which I like. Palate - Great lingering taste. Overall - I can see why this beer gets such high ratings, it is a top notch beer. Can’t believe I waited so long to have it.

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