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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mystery_Tramp (29) - USA - MAY 3, 2010
Pours orange/golden. Aroma is one of the best ever in my opinion. Apricots orange jelly come to mind. Flavor was a bit too much citrus at first, but as I come back to it, I think it opens up as it warms. I liken it to grapefuit with a bit of sugar. Finish is nice a lingering with a bit of a hop bite. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JayTeeSupreme (29) - - MAR 14, 2014
Pours a clear caramel with a light foamy head. Strong aroma of grains and a hops. Very light and dry, with distinct aftertaste of grains and hops that is not to bitter. More drinkable than other IPA,s of its kind with a brighter crisp taste instead of a harsh earthiness. It almost has a fruity taste as you keep drinking, a menagerie of flavors but none of them fading to a flat aftertaste, it doesnít leave much of a bitterness in your palate like "other" IPA,s. Its damn good and drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braden99 (29) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Awesome to see that Ballast Pointís Sculpin is starting to get the attention it deserves. A well balanced IPA combining some light fruit notes with well-rounded hop base.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madoming (28) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2014
Com um aroma satisfatório, bem lupulada. Espuma nao se mantém por muito tempo, amargor bom mas poderia ser mais presente em toda degustação. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chefseanjudd (28) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
Iím pleased to say that this beer is as good as it has been made out to be. Aromas of pineapple, mango, banana and tangerine with a bit of pine resin and caramel. Light amber with a head of fine white froth and great clarity. Very well balanced taste, a little malt sweetness coming through with a lot of hop bitterness to finish but not overwhelm. Light bodied and smooth on the palate with a long, dry finish, lively carbonation. Overall this is a fine example of an American West Coast ipa and Iíd be more than happy to drink a few of these anytime.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Climbrew (28) - - MAR 6, 2012
One of my favorite IPAs, i would really like to use this site to track my personal beer thoughts, this character count limit is sometimes annoying

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bghedtodd (28) - USA - APR 6, 2012
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 Fantastic ipa, ... pine, citrus, bready goodness. Lingering smooth bitterness. Quenching and easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopScripts (28) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Color and smell were amazing. Liked the body and head remained constant. Clearly deserves rank amongst the best. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle from local grocery. Good aroma. Well balanced hop flavor. Very impressed. Never had ballast point before, but will look out for their beers again. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbeerWolf (27) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
By far the cleanest, most well balanced IPA I have tried. Not too heavy and complimented by a citrus aroma. Not overly hoppy but remains full of flavor. The body is solid throughout. Overall one of my top 5 beers. Try it!

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