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RATINGS: 1844   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMStringer (14) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Regional. My 1st top 50 Beer (according to RateBeer contributors - who am I to argue) - looking fwd to it. Lots of tight little bubbles in a light golden ale. Resin is upfront and then various fruits evident. Complex - with a 4 or five citrus (after the hop resin) then tropical flavors - most obvious being passion-fruit, giving way to some subtle flavors further down the track (with of course some bitternessity!). I don’t normally comment on Mouth feel - because it normally feels like there is just some beer in my mouth - but this I get - the tight little bubbles I mentioned earlier - give this a lightness on the tongue - and the beer dissolves quickly on the back of this - leaving the above tastes to linger. A quality Beer; its reputation in is intact, and the top 50 remains a good source of beer recommendations!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (596) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7% abv. Appearance: It has a clear golden body with lots of visible carbonation. The builds up tall and thick with a just off white head. This head quickly faded out on me making next to no lacing. Smell: There is a bid hop presence here with loads of citrusy and piney hop notes. Taste / Palate: The first few sips I mostly got loads of pine like and some citrusy grapefruit and lemon rind flavor notes. As I drank on and the beer warms more peach like fruit notes and maltiness comes out. The finish is all hop bitterness which lingers for some time. The body and carbonation feel spot on and I can see why Sculpin IPA is so highly rated. Notes: Classic West coast IPA!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1057) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Got it at Kroger of all places. Amber pour with a medium sized white head. Aroma is apricot, orange and peach. Medium bodied, nice carbonation. Big apricot flavor and the advertised mango is there as well. Faint hints of orange rind towards the finish. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Pretty unique in a very crowde field, I liked it a lot.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pricey290483 (197) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
got this beer recommended to me by a member of staff at whole foods and i couldn’t thank him enough what a beer this is fair play good amount of hops good kick of bitterness at the end a very very nice beer one that i will be taking home from new york with me

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (164) - HONG KONG - JUL 20, 2014
From San Diego. Bright translucent orange-copper with small watery white head. Lots of fruit in the smell - mango, pineapple, citrus. Tastes of fruity bitter hop and malt with a long slightly spicy finish. More malt and less hop than I expected. Body is crisp but juicy. Not very big and quite malty for an IPA but still very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (208) - HONG KONG - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from SD at home. Bright (almost neon) translucent orange pour - looks delicious. Aroma is apricot and peachy sweetness - not that strong. Taste is fruity hoppy with a very strong crisp bitterness. Not as big as I thought it would be. Solid crisp IPA with some juicy flavors. I think my expectations were too high.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (180) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
From a can. Pours a light amber-orange and makes a nice white head. Smells of toffee and light caramel. Tastes of grapefruit, citrus, and hops. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (986) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decnt lacing. Resin, passionfruit and pineapple hops notes sit over a light caramel malt base to create the aroma. Potent resin, lime and pineapple hops up front give way to mild caramel malt in the mid-palate. Kiwifruit and grapefruit hops give it an assertively bitter finish. A very high quality IPA, razor-sharp and with a good range of flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1211) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Draft at Coasters. Medium amber body with off-white lacing. Citrusy hoppy aroma. Fruity hops in the flavor, moderate bitterness. Finishes sticky and tart. Nice IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3092) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014
330ml bottle from Queens Plaza Beer and Wine 180714. There is nothing fishy about this beer. Big hop aromas with lots of fruit. Full flavoured and possibly the best Ballast Point beer I have had.


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