RATINGS: 2587   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slakemythirst (201) - - OCT 16, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 Ganska svag doft. Uppfattar smrkola, vermogen honungsmelon. Vtskan r torr. Smaken..lite intetsgande. Mjligen eller troligen r humlen bara trtt. Nja...mste nog prova ett pinfrskt exemplar innan sista ordet r sagt. OKEJ! - Nu har jag satt tnderna i ett frskare exemplar. Jag tar tillbaka allt. Sculpin kickar ass! Underbart maskerad alkoholhalt. Fruktig/blommig humle smocka! Tokbra balanserad. Tack fr det.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours light amber with large white/tan head out of can. Tropical fruit aroma with hint of hops and citrus. Great hop flavor with finish of citrus. Excellent beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cool_Bond (2469) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
Here we have a beer that really has a lot of hops in himself. Tropical fruit aroma and flavor. However, the taste can be a little too dry unfortunately. Long flavor that remains forever. Great beer to drink. It had every perfect if it had not been so dry. Follow me @ Kung av l @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerKurve (520) - - OCT 14, 2013
Mildly hazy orange with some light carbonation and a filmy head that has good retention. Aroma has a very strong apricot, mango and grapefruit scent along with some pale malts. Flavor is very citrus forward with grapefruit, apricot, piney hops, resin, mango and peaches with some slight caramel maltiness. Body is heavy along with the carbonation. I think I may have found my new favorite IPA that isnt local!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Dark yellow-orange pour with thin white head. Aroma is strong hops and citrus. Flavor is extreme hops, heavy citrus, light malt. Finish is dry & hoppy, fairly soft mouthfeel. Not as big of a fan of this IPA as others, mostly due to the dry-hop feel to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 Bottle 650 ml. Hazy amber/orange colour with an off-white head. Hoppy, tropical, citrusy, piney. Lightly malty with just a bit of toasted & caramel notes. Bitter and dry finish ofcourse, but still balanced and dangerously easy to finish. Not a super fresh bottle, but still very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FrankBrew (43) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Golden, floral, fruity start bitter finish, bubbly and refreshing, quintessential California ipa

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours hazy golden with a lasting white head. Citrus and pine aroma. Taste is very dry with grapefruit and mineral notes. Finish is dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hophead1181 (11) - USA - OCT 12, 2013
This is (in my opinion) the best IPA in the world. From the first taste, I have been hooked. Amazing citrus hop aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: hops, bitter, some grains, citrus. TASTE: hoppy, citrus, somewhat oxidated, bitter aftertaste. Hoping to get hold of a fresher sample soon! re-rate for fresh one

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