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RATINGS: 2411   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 18/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - FEB 3, 2014
Strong citrusy grapefruit aroma. This IPA is smooth for 7% ABV with an amazing hop flavor throughout. One of the better IPA's I've tried. Amazingly citrusy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2011
A - pale yellow. Ar - Peaches, mangoes, limes, lots of fruity lusciousness. T - Delicate but with a lovely hop balance. Superb. Shows how big hop beers don’t need to be massive malt monsters, but can show poise and verve. Awesomely good beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Pours a golden color, aromas of pine and citrus, nice hop flavor an citrusy finish, overall pretty good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
loubar (156) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Someone wrote that this one could be a bit more bitter. On the contrary the reason why this is so tasty is that all of the subtle flavors are so well balanced and the bitterness is held in check. This outstanding IPA is my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
japi (156) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2015
A beautiful copper colouer beer with a thin off-white head that long lastes. Mod. intensive aroma with notes of caramel, pine, apricot. Very good balanced crispy-malty sweetnes with a mod. hoppy bitterness. Lively carbonation, creamy texture. Very good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Had this a while back and could have sworn that I rated it, but apparently I was wrong. Don't remember too many details, but I remember thinking that it was a knock out IPA. Whenever I see it out I recommend jt to IPA lovers. Very crisp from what I recall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokestereo (155) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2015 Pours nice copper golden with a nice small white head! Aroma; Citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel with a pinch of malt. Flavours; malt bitterness, citrus, pine and some grapefruit.. This is a very nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abergdahl (154) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
A typical IPA, not overly fruity aroma, looks like an IPA, tastes like a VERY well balanced IPA a lot of malty fullness, nice bitterness and not trace of over powering fruity hops Long mature aftertaste with a nice bitterness.. A truly great ipa

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cafgen (154) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Nice orangey/amber color. Piney, citrusy and hoppy aroma with a hint of sweet. Taste is smooth, hops and citrus. A great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - AUG 1, 2013
One of the best beer around in the IPA category. You will feel the sting of the Sculpin on the first shot. Strong hops flavor, go best with seafood and sushi. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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