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RATINGS: 2266   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2013
12oz Bottle A - Pours clear pale amber with a pillow 2 finger head. Nice retention. Ok lacing. S - Lots of lush citrus, peach, mango, and rose petals. T - Very balanced. Citrus/Pine/Malt. M - Light/Medium bodied. Nice carbonation. Bitter/citrus finish. O - Quality sessionalbe IPA with an amazing nose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (188) - ITALY - FEB 21, 2015
33 cl in teku, travelled overseas from SD to Italy in my brotherís lugagge, thanks Bob. Pours a medium/ 2 fingers white and dense head; bit unclear bright orange to rusty/amber colour. Dude this ale smells Ultimate : huge mango, sweet orange, tropical, strawberries, piny, nose refreshing, dank. Taste has again a very nice mango/orange colour fruit taste, caramel, earthy, very resiny; sweetness itís low to moderate but itís very present especially with the fruity notes, medium + and very refined bitterness, quite strong but never annoying. Light to medium body, perfect amount of carbonation which is on moderate level, silky texture. The flavours, notes and hops are strong and "stinging", but actually very well put together and ejoyable, the fruitiness is well balanced with the hops. Excellent overall balance, this brew is an establishment in its category, smooth bitterness.. I forogt about what, for me, was the best part: the aroma was just MIND BLOWING ; )

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
truebluehes (187) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Draft. Awesome dry finish. Hop strong. Hammered yet appreciative. Yada yada, Portland OR. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophaze (187) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle. Pouts a orange color with minimal lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and slight pine. Wonderful taste. Well balanced. Def a west coast profile. ----Hophaze out

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Orange color body with big hop flavor and bitter grapefruit finish. On point for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollerton (185) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from SB. Very good IPA, actually one of the first craft beers I bought, now finally in the ordinary stock of SB. Very good indeed, but the competition has become stronger so Sculpin may no longer be the best IPA available, but still one of the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justsayswell (185) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Clear brassy pour. Massive rocky white head with tons of chunky lacing. Apricot and resin in the nose with just a wisp of pale malt. Medium mouthfeel. Just enough carbonation to carry the nose, but not so much it gets fizzy. Peach, apricot, honeydew rind, and whole lemon in the middle, followed by a touch of honey, bready malt, and lingering pine. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooter520 (185) - - MAR 3, 2012
Appearance: clear golden orange color, frothy white head. Aroma: very tropical fruity, orange maybe a little grapefruit. Taste: floral up front leading into medium sweet fresh citrus, finishing with mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: thin to medium creamy body. Overall: one of the most citrusy fruity hopped beers I've had. Very pleasurable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle courtesy of my father-in-law. Thanks Nuriel! The pour is a bright murky orange with some gold and amber colors dancing around. There is a big fluffy pure white head that leaves very elegant lacing on the glass. The nose is super high pitched with lots of C-hops and their citrus zest aromas. The flavors are intensely bitter with lots of citrus vest, grapefruit and fresh pine needles. The malts are so light and easy on the palate that the hops build a deep flavor base that only intensifies as I keep drinking. The balance is out of whack, but in a way I love. You can tell there were some sugars hanging around once upon a time, but theyíve all left town and the floral bitters are running a one horse town. I love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firefly765 (184) - - JUN 22, 2013
Pours a nice clear straw yellow. Medium head with nice lacing nice piney aroma but not overpowering. Very nicely balanced beer. Very drinkable perfect example of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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