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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kranin (23) - - MAR 26, 2012
Gorgeous golden ale with beautiful white head. Perfect balance of sweet hoppy citrus at the front end with nice punchy bitter on the back end. (22oz Bottle / Walnut Liquorette, Walnut, CA / March 2012)

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motionmigs (23) - PHILIPPINES - MAY 1, 2012
Beautiful sunset orange color, two finger head; aroma is mango, peach, lemon, grape, and some pineapples, but follows up with an abrupt metallic taste and nuts; lively carbonation with an oily texture, dry bitter herby finish

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
diablodawg (23) - - APR 25, 2013
Draft at yard house. Thin white head, good lacing. Not a lot of aroma, but big hop flavor. Citrus pine, and evenly balanced malt on the tongue. Good, average IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wurdahitah (22) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
A little hazy. Small head that vanishes fast. Aroma of passionfruit, pine, citrus, honey. Tastes as it smells.Powerfull lingering bitterness with fruit and alcohol. Nice but not more than that.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banksiz (22) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 12 oz bottle. Starts off with a grapefruity nose, that settles down to a pleasing maltiness with a slight banana-butterscotch ester. Yeasty haze in the glass. Balanced bitter and sweetness. Pleasant bitter finish. It’s a good one. A citrusy-hoppy pale ale rounded out with the right amount of maltiness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
steez (22) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Aroma of tropical fruits and melon. Piney and a bitter bomb at first. Hop bitters mellow as you go on. I prefer Terrapin high 5 or Two Heart esp at 12-13 bucks a sixer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robL (22) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
One of the perfect examples of an IPA. Aroma, taste, color, and palate all shine in unison. Grapefuits, lemons, hops, and crystal malt come through and leave you wanting more. My review: http://beerhatesme.blogspot.com/2012/03/ballast-po

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rmhancock (21) - USA - JAN 16, 2010
Aroma - grapefruit, orange, lemon appearance - yellow orange taste - refreshing, citrus, grapefruit, orange, lemon I love this beer. its crisp, refreshing and well balanced. Hoppy but not over the top. great beer

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gegrographer (21) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Draught, floral hop notes, crisp taste indicative of a nice fresh IPA, great beer overall

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Monalovesbeer (21) - - NOV 9, 2012
Drank from a 22 oz bottle poured into a glass. Pours with very little head but a rich peachy/gold color-beautiful. Aroma is piney with a hint of apricot and mango. Taste is fabulous mix of bright crisp hops, citrus and apricots. Neither sweet or dry, and one of the easiest to drink IPAs I have tried. Good thing it is light on alcohol (for an IPA that is). Perfect amount of fizz to go with the fresh flavors and aroma. Overall a delicious beer perfect for late afternoon relaxin'! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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