RATINGS: 2562   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2013
From a bottle, pours light amber with white head quickly fading to ample lacing. Very fragrant, lots of floral and citrus. Nice hop bite balanced with notes of honey. An outstanding IPA... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franzen (506) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Bottle from systembolaget
Really nice aroma, heavy in both grape, passion fruit and mango
Nice clear straw colour and great head.
The taste is nice, you can notice that some maltiness is there but it is only in the background and just enough to carry the hops. Just as the maltiness in an IPA should be. The bitterness is nice and pretty round and smooth.
The body is light to medium, the carbination average and the finish is pretty long with the nice bitterness from the taste. The palate is okey but I prefer my IPAs lighter and more carbonated.
It is a relly nice IPA. It would be interesting to try this in USA to get it really fresh, cause even if it is good it still has nothing on some locally produced IPAs we get fresh here in sweden

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mathia5 (24) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
This is my second tasting of this beer. First time was in Las Vegas at the Freakin Frog. This time was in Sweden from Systembolaget (Oct 4. 2013). Aroma is citrus and hops. Quite light and fresh. Color is light amber and a 2-3 cm fading head. Taste is good. Lots of mango, citrus, tropical fruits. Very nice. Quite light on the malty side. Some sweetness and a rather strong bitter finish. Just a little to bitter to find the perfect balance in my opinion. This is a very good beer, but there are better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3678) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget, best before June 2014 . Clear dark golden with a dense white head, leaving a nice lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma has pine, resin, grapefruit light red berries. Taste is bitter with a light sweet malty and red berries note. Medium dry bitter piney finish. Medium body and a light sticky carbonation.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Om len faller p ngot r det aromen. Kanske lite p frg och ytterst lite spretig ocks, men annars sjukt bra. Vilken smak, ett bra djup och en fyllighet som r niiiiice. I like !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnoaksson (781) - , SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Ingredienserna r fr det mesta desamma. Proportionerna varierar, liksom de framstllningsprocesser som danar karaktren p maltdrycken. Men det som definierar ett l r inte de enskilda smakerna utan samspelet mellan dem. Hur de tar fram det bsta - eller smsta - hos varandra och framhver en helhet som r strre n delarna. Ballast Point IPA Sculpin orkestrerar sin smaksymfoni med en demondirigents befallande hand. Fr det att sjunga i huvudet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a nice bright gold with a small white head. Really looks good. Smells of a west coast style IPA. Citrus/Grapefruit/Pine all hit your nose with a gusto. A little grassy too. Piney hop burst up front. Then the malts become slightly detectable while finishing with a lingering dry bitterness. Mouthfeel is fairly light with good carbonation levels. Sculpin has a reputation as one of the best West Coast IPAs and doesnt disappoint. The only knock is I wouldve liked a little bit more grapefruitiness to balance out the piney resin, but a small nitpick at that as this beer is still good, just not elite.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2013
Alla spina. Una delle migliori IPA assaggiate negli States, aroma di frutta tropicale, freschissima e intensa. Al palato ancora frutta fresca, esotica, pompelmo, kiwi e finale amaro ma non eccessivo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
avantdagare (240) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
4 finger beige head that sank to 6 mm, amber body. Nose: Peach, passionfruit, kiwi, starfruit, green pepper, melon and oranges. Aroma: Oranges, grapefruit, resin, cookies, starfruit, passionfruit, kiwi, caramel, green pepper and melon. Semi-long, semi-bitter ending.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDMNguy (14) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Extremely floral, loads of citrus but yet very well balanced. Given in trade from Vikingguy - excellent brew - can see why it rates so high. Will search this out!


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