RATINGS: 2586   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fezzy (105) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Aroma is citrusy hops, pine, a bit of malt, and musty mango. A taste reveals bright mango rather than musty, and lots of clear, strong notes of the other elements on the nose. Lots of cleanly bitter hops keep this nicely drinkable, although the caramel malt backbone (which is an appreciated note, generally speaking) does feel a bit sticky on the finish. Overall, a super tasty hop-extravaganza that will surely keep me coming back.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozarkspops (368) - - AUG 3, 2013
Thick off white head. Mostly clear golden amber pour. Big aromas. Tons of citrus, grapefruit, apricot, peach, and some pine. Flavor is also very full flavored. Peach, mango, grapefruit, lemon, and some pine. A slight caramel malt backbone as well. ---Rated via iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Easypour (5) - - AUG 2, 2013 does not count
On tap at EJ Phair . Big floral hop citrus pine . Clean malt fruity Flavor is mostly hops with sweet malt background Assertive bitterness is lasting but feels in place with others . I can defenetly see what the guys talk about with the whole San deigo hop madness . I will be ordering this again !

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - AUG 1, 2013
One of the best beer around in the IPA category. You will feel the sting of the Sculpin on the first shot. Strong hops flavor, go best with seafood and sushi. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (1803) - ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle sample at the tasting. Pours hazy golden-amber with a white head. Aroma - citrus, pineapple and mango. Taste - starts sweet with tropical fruits and malty tones, moderate hoppy bitterness, dry finish, piney aftertaste. Medium body, pleasant mouthfeel, soft carbonation, refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pershing (539) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Clear gold with little visual carbonation and a small lingering head. Sweet peach aroma with some malt. Lots of hop bitterness in this one. Medium body with some sweetness from the malt. Dry hopped up finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Poured into a glass from a bottle. Hazy orange with a thin head. Smells of grapefruit. Taste hoppy with a bite at the end. Overall it's a great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2013
Another solid offering from Ballast point. Good flavour, not sure its really a 4.05 but its is definitely a well made beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Slightly cloudy orange-amber colored pour. Small white head that persists, and leaves ample lacing behind. Orange aroma. Some grapefruit and caramel notes. Taste is a bready orange. Nice. Very good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (1005) - Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2013
A clean, light, tasty IPA. The body is bright tangerine with an average head and light carbonation. Lots of sweet citrus in the aroma; lemon and some melon, too. The flavor is crisp and tart. Orange and creamy, butterscotch malt. Poured from the bottle right out of the fridge, this thing hit the spot.


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