RATINGS: 2633   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquitard (27) - - DEC 28, 2013
Pours clear amber with minimal head. Good hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Flavor is piney, slightly sweet with a biting bitterness at the end. Overall a good textbook IPA.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (5082) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
On bottle Alexcg, thanks a lot! Bb june 2014. Golden hazy color, good foam. Immediate hoppy aromas( pine), also caramel- some vanilla . Medium/ full body & high complexity. Solid bitterness- well balanced . Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
islay (2577) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-23-13. Quite pleasant, juicy aroma features orange, grapefruit, apricot, cotton candy, and cherry-flavored candy scents. Dusty, chalky dryness to the smell. Pours a clear brass with a few slow-rising bubbles and a small to moderate amount of beige head. Ordinary appearance. Dry taste features lemon and pine flavors with touches of brine and sweet cream. Some spice in the finish. The aroma is more fruit-y while the flavor is more pine-y. Very nice, dry aftertaste. Medium body. Crisp, reasonably lively, and a little bit frothy in the palate. Sculpin is darn solid and a prototypical West Coast IPA. It is highly drinkable but it is not mind-blowing. This bottle has at least a month or two of age on it. I recall earlier bottles from the six-pack as being a bit more impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (6052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2013
12oz in Seattle, gift from my brother. Sweet orange appearance, foamy head. Amazing fresh aroma of citrus hops and cut grass. White grapes. Tangerines. smooth clean body, a little too dry/bittering. Great hops though. Nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2882) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Tap at leapin lizard, san antonio, texas. Deep golden color, white head. Aroma is fruits, malts and hops. Nice hoppy kick, balanced body, fruits, easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radve (2) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
Nice bitter finish, almost too dominant on this beer. Body is pretty light.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (5065) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Dark gold color with a medium head. Strong mango and tropical fruit aroma. Some dank and pine notes as well. Very bitter, bordering on gritty acid. Moderate grainy flavor. Tough to pin down flavor specifics. I want to say grapefruit and mango, but it seems just strong bitter and maybe some vegetal hop flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwd1996 (23) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Very bitter. Good aroma and appearance. Something off putting about this beer. Not a favorite for me in the IPA category. Also, extremely expensive. Not recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - DEC 20, 2013
Appearance - gold. Small head. Aroma - pine. Grapefruit. Citrus Taste - perfect taste. Citrus grapefruit. Not too harsh. Not too hoppy. Love it Mouth - medium carb Overall - just about perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2877) - Rros, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
Golden with a white head - Nice hop aroma with grapefruits and other fruits - A good malt to support a hop that has a lot of citrus and grapefruit - The hop with citrus goes a long way into the finish - This was very good


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