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RATINGS: 1857   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greencatfish (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Strong smell of citrus hops aroma of this beer is fantastic. Medium head and body. Taste reminds me of a Bells two hearted lots of floral hops with a nice bettering balance. Very sticky hop pallet. I would say the 7% abv is not well hidden if I was looking for a way to find the down side to this one. Very nice IPA

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
merb (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Fantastic aroma, great color, nice floral notes, not too bitter...yeah definitely be looking for this one again.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kdmcguire10 (18) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Gorgeous light orange color with about a finger’s worth of head that just sticks to the glass. On the nose, Groves of fresh orange, apricot and mango. Awesome west coast style. Delicious hop bitterness. You get a lot of the citrus with a splash of malt to balance it out. Just a really nice, crisp beer. World Class

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johngiolas (18) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 11, 2012
Pine, citrus--strong and very bold for an IPA. Heavy finish. Hops fruity veering toward cloying without ever crossing over.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jglanton (18) - Yorba Linda, CA, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Rich aroma of orange peel, malt, bread, a little pine or rosemary. Appearance is a clear, burnt orange, minimal head that laces on the glass. Somewhat viscous body that slides over the tongue, leaving it’s rich taste behind to linger in a long finish. Lively but soft carbonation. A nice balance of rich body, slight sweet notes of currant, with an exploding carbonated dry bitterness A long, dry finish turns from slightly sweet to strong, dry bitter, leaving a clean lingering taste that lasts.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thudstrum (18) - - NOV 26, 2013
A recent fave. All bottles. Limited head, crystal clear and amber color. Strong hop bite with great hop smell. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
epruittftw (18) - fort worth, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Great Ipa. Had in large bottle. Perfect ipa with spicy food. Had great hop aroma with no after taste that some ipas leave. A top5 ipa for sure.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus2013 (17) - SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Bottle form Systembolaget. Hoppy and fresh aroma. Golden opaque hazy apperance with a white head. Medium body. Balanced taste and nice bitternes. Recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGuy84 (17) - - NOV 26, 2013
Great tropical fruit aroma. Nice tight bubbles on the head with good lacing. Golden amber with a slightly bready taste to help back up the plentiful hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baadnewsbear (17) - - MAY 28, 2012
12oz bottle at ballast point. Pours thin with a finger of head. Head disappears pretty fast. Golden yellow appearance small steady bubbles. Taste definitely has bite. Hops, citrus, grapefruit, with a slight alcohol taste. Piney on the back end. Pallet is light and somewhat smooth. Overall great beer. I wish this was easily attainable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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