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RATINGS: 2525   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewballs (215) - USA - JAN 3, 2014
Actually, I give this 3 and a half stars. It has a blonde, light copper hue. Billowy head. Hoppy. I can detect the malts. There is a wave of hops that plays with the citrus sensisbility in the taste. Absolutely delicious. In my opinion I think the hops should have been brought down a bit more. This is definitely a fine beer for early summer, the first rite of spring or pack it on a fishing trip with the bros. Good but not great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamah (214) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bursting with citrus and pine aroma. Pours a deep golden color with generous white head. The taste is bitter but opens up to some sweeter tropical flavors towards the end. This beer is so good, I feel lucky to be able to drink it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2013
clear amber, white head with long retention and lacing. stone fruit, citrus, mango, flowers, caramel, tangerine, a slight bite. medium-heavy bitter, light sweet. medium body, slick feel, moderate carb

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
avantdagare (213) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
4 finger beige head that sank to 6 mm, amber body. Nose: Peach, passionfruit, kiwi, starfruit, green pepper, melon and oranges. Aroma: Oranges, grapefruit, resin, cookies, starfruit, passionfruit, kiwi, caramel, green pepper and melon. Semi-long, semi-bitter ending.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2012
A pretty citrusy IPA. Very strong grapefruit flavor - round citrusy nose. Tastes more sour than bitter. Finishes very dry. There are plenty of hops in there...but it starts off and ends with so much citrus, that it feels like a hop cameo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kespecial (212) - - MAR 10, 2016
Pineapple, apricot, citrus and pine aroma. Taste is very spicy, tropical fruits, big hop bitterness and some grapefruit. Really refreshing and addictive. A first class West coast IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Would love to have this on tap from the brewery, but that’s not possible in Australia. Ok IPA, great body and tastes a bit like a nice earl grey tea mixed with an IPA, but most of the aroma hasn’t survived the trip to Australia (I presume). Not as good as some of the local IPA’s I’ve tried.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Troupis (208) - - JUL 2, 2014
Bought in a bottle but I wouldn't have known it - as close to an on-tap taste I've ever had in a bottle. Crisp and deep with taste it feels meticulously crafted. Only a lack of unique flavor or hops prevents a perfect score but as well executed of an IPA as I've ever tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (208) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2015
A decent IPA, with some good tropical aroma, but I just felt the body was a touch thin in relation to the scent up front

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2011
Sample @ SBWF Aroma: Apricot, pine, grapefruit. Taste: Blood Grapefruit, pine. Mouthfeel: Medium body, balanced.


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