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RATINGS: 1857   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tybalt (205) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (265) - - JUN 6, 2012
Very nice ale, served on draft at a spot in San Diego. Medium fizz, light golden colour.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bs476 (80) - - AUG 19, 2012
Good ipa with malt and hops abundant. Missing something, some watery-ness but very very slight. Lemon zest with minor vegitation from hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2013
draft @ redlight redlight. Sweet pines notes on the nose. Pours an amber gold color with a white head. Bitter pine upfront with herbal notes and a very earthy bitterness finishes with a resinous sticky feeling. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5603) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Pine and perfume nose, rose. peach. Yellow hazy, low head. Fairly fruity, light roses, peach. Medium body, mellow, sparkly. Pleasant

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
junon (410) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Tight nose Old fruit notes. Pretty smooth. Tappers off towards the end. Mild bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (686) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2013
Old bottle. pours a clear caramel body with an inch of white head. Aroma of herbal spices, faded resin and pine. Taste is piney and resinous with a solid malty backbone. Hints of caramel and herbal spices. Medium body and soft carbonation .

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2003) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Tap@sbwf’13. Amber. Caramel, hoppy nose. Medium full body. Loads of caramel, fruity us/nz-ness, with a good pine finish. Caramel, nice stronger IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (356) - USA - SEP 30, 2013
A medium golden color with two fingers of white head. A floral hop scent with something akin to a wood scent, some citrus notes. A carbonated bitter upfront with some spiciness that gives way to a little bit of caramel backbone but not enough for me, bitter lingers on tongue, very little sweet character. Decent but nothing special. Need to try a fresher bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnoaksson (653) - , SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Ingredienserna är för det mesta desamma. Proportionerna varierar, liksom de framställningsprocesser som danar karaktären på maltdrycken. Men det som definierar ett öl är inte de enskilda smakerna utan samspelet mellan dem. Hur de tar fram det bästa - eller sämsta - hos varandra och framhäver en helhet som är större än delarna. Ballast Point IPA Sculpin orkestrerar sin smaksymfoni med en demondirigents befallande hand. Får det att sjunga i huvudet.


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