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RATINGS: 2515   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtticusReasor3 (11) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle 12 oz...one of my top three...greatest hop aroma of mango grapefruit and pine. Favor is as crisp and clean as you can with fantastic hop flavor and dry clean crystal clear greatness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
X (172) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Ggeatest beer on the planet, An oldie and still the envy and benchmark every other IPA shoots for. Nice bouquet of grapefruit, melons and pineapple. Somewhat low low bitterness buy current standards. If I was AB-Inbev I would buy Ballast point ASAP.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Like big eye just a tad better, but still a perfect SDIPA...hops aroma is like an XXIPA and nose continues through out flavor. Nice grass pine crisp finish excellent.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cwill (60) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2015
This beer has a huge citrus, pine aroma. Strong hop flavor, but smooth and balanced. Had from a can while watching the NCAA basketball championship. Taste is excellent, can’t really find fault with this beer. Highest rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Colin233 (2) - - JUL 14, 2015 does not count
Great California IPA perfectly balanced hops! One of the best I have had! And the grapefruit is better!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Well as much as I did not want to rate this so high, I had to it is fricking awesome.....but not cuz it is huge hops like a Pliny but because it is so fresh and balanced. The hops are fresh piney and fruity and peppery. It is slightly bitter but really hoppy without killing you palate. So thirst quenching and so hoppy a great combo. A+++++

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Going public and near. They will do well this beer kicks butt. Citrus and stone fruit aroma in the best way. Flavor of nice light malts and super fresh clean hops and great clean bitterness. One on best IPAS in the best place for IPAs San Diego.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (756) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Aroma: caramel, pine, citrus, tropical fruits Appearance: clear golden, white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Yow. Excellent.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 16, 2016
The beer that showed me the world of craft beers. Really well balanced and the citrus hop aroma is the best. Every time I try this beer, this beer always impress me. I had many great IPAs, but this one is definitely the best.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
doori (13) - - MAR 9, 2016
How could I resist this? This beer is just awesome. Perfectly balanced between bitterness and sweetness. I love this dominated fruity smell. Best beer I had today.


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