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RATINGS: 2226   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4132) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 bottle. Deep golden with one finger head. Pretty decent light malt base with big west coast hops. The aroma is excellent, but the taste just doesn’t match. This is pretty darn good, but I’ve certainly had better -- the 100/100 seems a bit generous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
Poured from a bottle into dogfish ipa glass. Golden orange clean appearance with a hearty white head. Smells very heavy on pine with citrus overtones. Fruit is in the background too, apricot I think? Bitter front that gets a bit malty, then more fruit and citrus, mostly grapefruit, into a bitter finish. Nice, crisp, refreshing, balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2612) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 7, 2013
Had on draft at Aces and Ales in Las Vegas. The hops are citrusy, floral, with slight pine and resin. Caramely malts, a little bready malt character. A solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1464) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2013
Tap and bottle. Somewhat underwhelming aroma, mostly caramel and a little bit of grassy hops. Cloudy copper color. Flavor profile nearly identical to the Big Eye but the hops are turned up a little. Citrus hops, mango, pineapple, caramel. I think the most redeeming quality is the malt and hop balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wordsworth (136) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
Draft pour at Whip In. Pours clear amber with a white finger head. Sticky white lacing all down the glass. Smells of hops and a variety of sweet fruits ad citrus akin to a great IPA. Flavor is faintly fruity with a full hop and malt balance. Light and enjoyable IPA for any time of year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1582) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is peach, grapefruit, pine, citrus, and caramel. Flavour is caramel, grapefruit, and pine – with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (228) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 8, 2013
A great straw colored IPA with thin and quickly dissipating head. Nose and flavor do not disappoint with great hoppy bite in some of the more floral hop varieties. Malts still come through cleanly, making this a great drinkable beer, but perhaps lacks some of the depth or interest of other iPAs. Nonetheless, Ballast Point has a great brew here with durability through the seasons, with enough character for fall and a clean and effervescent mouthfeel to deliver through the summer. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (799) - , Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Very pretty foamy 2 inch head leaves great lace for the entire glass.. the brew is a slightly hop hazed tangerine orange.. The nose is honestly pretty astounding... like a fruity citrus juice concoction.. lemons.. limes.. melon... yummy. Wow! Tangerine and tropical fruit hoppiness from front to back on this one.. only enough pale malts to deliver the hoppy goodness .. finish reminds me of grapefruit zest.. Body is on the lighter side for the style.. but it adds nicely to the overall package.. sorta dry too.. and I appreciate it.. dangerously drinkable.. But at $7.50/bomber, it isn’t going to happen too often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
On draught at Basic. Excellent hop aroma. More bitter than citrus. Very good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoForShlomo (47) - - JUL 12, 2013
Apricot and citurs aroma; golden, caramel appearance; light, crisp hpppy taste with a hint of sweetness; lively on the palate with a bitter finish; overall a very good beer with the charcteristically hoppy flavor of an IPA, but light enough that you could find yourself through three before you knew it.

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