RATINGS: 2577   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike67 (1134) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours clear golden with long lasting white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, biscuit malt and ripe fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Huge amount of citrusy, herbal hops dominate the palate with biscuit malt and ripe fruit provide some support. Finish is long and hoppy. Great IPA but hugely overpriced.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (829) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2016 Gold color, clear, tight lace. Full body, silky texture, packed with a rainbow of flavors, very complex and elegant, moderately hot mouthfeel, long on the palate. Bitter but not dry. Hoppy, herby, resiny. Delicious, worth looking for.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1170) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Draft. I love that this beer comes across almost as an imperial IPA with big aromas of light citrus and tropical fruit, is mouth coating with deep hop character, yet somehow still somewhat light and refreshing. I expected it to be somewhat higher ABV and was pleased to see it come in at 7%.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Poured from a 12oz bottle to a tulip. Truly from the time you open the bottle Sculpin reveals itself as something special. The aroma bursts forth from the tulip. Citrus and stone fruit come to the fore. The earthy hops and even a tinge of cat pee funk linger underneath. Intriguing, this is absolutely one of the best smelling IPAS out there. The appearance is beautiful in its simplicity and clarity. Pours like a medium colored lager with a minimumal white head. The carbonation is light. The taste is an explosion of strong grapefruit and lemony citrus hops. The front of the tongue is awash in juicy hop flavor and bitterness. A mild rock candy like sweetness hits in mid swallow before the bitterness returns on the finish. Yowza! This brew really is a marvel! It is well deserved of the accolades heaped upon it. One nosing, one sip and one swallow and youll know youre in for a game changer. Im editing this review to reflect that in my area (Twin Cities) I can find this right at $9.99 a six pack. Ive seen several post that call Sculpin pricey but here at least its the same as other staples in my rotation such as Bells Two Hearted, or Odells and cheaper per ounce than Stone IPA or Surly Furious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2013
gold pour with a medium white head. aroma is slightly subdued, hardly any malt presence. Grapefruit citrus and herbal hop. Flavour is apricot fruitiness, very forward grapefruit bitterness. maltiness is surprisingly low yet the beer doesnt come across as overly unbalanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
Great IPA, I had it several times, but just realized that I have never rated it. The aroma, the look, the taste, the aftertaste, all of them makes it an awesome IPA. If you are a hop head, 70 IBUs are over flowing! Well done Ballast Point.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3313) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle picked up in Charlotte. Pours an orange color with a white head. Piney, citrus, resiny, hoppy aromas. Piney, grassy, hoppy, earthy bitterness, and citrus flavors. Very nice hoppy IPA

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DBI (1) - - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
Great IPA is an excellent dry, refreshing example of this style. Aroma and hoppiness fit the category perfectly.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2388) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bomber. Aroma is piney, grapefruity, catty, floral. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a thick off-white head with great retention; leaves constellation-like patterns of lace. Taste is beautifully citrusy and peachy, starting sweet before finishing with a lingering bitterness. Carbonation is fine, medium to full body. Excellent. Much better than Big Eye!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZacharyRMartin (3) - - SEP 5, 2013 does not count
Tastes citrus & grapefruit. Aroma smells very hoppy and citrusy! Amazing IPA! One of the best I've had ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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