RATINGS: 2624   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to pellegjr - cheers my friend! Pours hazy orange with thin but lasting bright white head. Aroma is a fruit explosion of mango, papaya, apricot, sweet orange, grapefruit - wonderful. Taste is another juicy fruit hit with tropical notes combining with pine resin notes; nice dry finish & a lasting bitterness. What a cracker of an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2012
On tap at OBF. Blonde with a little blush, white head. sharp citurs and resin aromas, with distant malt. Light weight wiht good carbonation. Strong citrus hops approaching a metallic rasp, a little oak, a little honey. bitter finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiveacestx (969) - Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle (several of them) - Pours a medium orange with a decent head. This is one hoppy SOB. Excellent grapefruit hop aroma and taste. Medium body and not too dry on the finish. Simply excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steasy66 (1124) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 12oz into snifter, thanks to Scalene for sending this in Everything Local BIF. Bottle says Enjoy By 080912 A- Golden, lacy 1 finger head. S- Big citrus, a bit dank T- Very bitter, but not much flavor. Where is the citrus from the aroma? M- Good carb, good consistency. O- Was really excited for this one, but its simply not good. Everything seemed promising, but it just doesnt taste good. Really bitter with very little flavor and not much balance. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-01-2012 09:03:16 Trying this again fresh, weak aroma but decent flavor. At 7% with moderate hops, why the fuck is this beer 14 bucks a 6 pack?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (13055) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle. Orange blonde color. Oily hops, grapefruit and pineapple in the aroma and flavor. Blackcurrant. Thinnish. Long earthy oily hopbitter finish. Well balanced, but not a hop monster.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gointhefridge (1) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2012 does not count
A vicious bite but so smoothly satisfying after the sharp beginning. Hop-raisin notes trickle down the palate and fall into a symphony sweet nectar beneath the abrasive bitter crust. Gorgeous lacing with a fine head and a strong aroma. Overall,a remarkable IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (2188) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
190712. Tap at city beer, SF. Piyra clear golden with a small head. Aroma fresh hops, citrus. Fresh medium bitter finish. Very well balanced. Not Bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1929) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Tap @ Crowne Plaza San Diego: Clear gold color with a small white head. Musty grass aroma with light citrus notes in the background. Hoppy bitter flavor in full swing with a floral, bitter aftertaste. Another solid offering from Ballast Point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunbar72 (136) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoffs CCB-day in Stila. Pours almost clear yellow with a medium sized off-white head. Very fresh hoppy aroma. Hoppy, citrus and pine in the taste, very fresh. Medium bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
egrivner (10) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
what can i say is that i am in love with this beer. it was recommended to me to serve at a party and everyone loved it. this is by far the king of ipas.

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