RATINGS: 2625   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdrinker79 (2173) - Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy golden with a nice dense two finger head that has duration. Aroma is resinous oily hops, some citrus, but mostly piney resinous hops. The taste is sweet light malt with a wallop of piney bitter hops, now this is an IPA, bold and in your face hops, yet light enough malt to be massively drinkable, there is a nice fruity character to it without it being fruity too, if that makes any sense. I loved this beer, one of the best IPAs I have ever had, man I love beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
bomber shared by phirley. orange with a lasting off white head. big hoppy aroma with backing malt. huge complex flavour, wave of hops progressing from hop flavour to long dry bitterness. the malt provides structure but lets the hops lead. lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (4778) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 Bomber shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours tiny hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and hoppy fresh with mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, grapefruit juice, fresh grass, orange zest, pineapple, lemon grass, dry soil, straw, lime leaves and mandarin oranges. Taste is tiny sweet and very fresh with grapefruit juice, lemon zest, orange zest, freshly cut grass, green grapes, unripe mango, lemon grass, lemon balm, gooseberries, pine and unripe plums. Mouthfeelis round, slightly oily bitter, slightly watery and light bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with grapefruit juice, orange peal, lemon zest, grass, pine and grape zest. Incredibly balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 Bottle at CCB Day, Stila 2012-07-07. Golden beer with a nice white head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pineapple, grass, mango, pine, apples, grapes, metal, pear. Hoppy flavor, fruity, grapefruit, citrus, lemongrass, perfume notes, pineapple, sourish, mango, pine. Bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
bottle 12oz.(with jarad200p) Pours a cloudy amber with a nice frothy head. Loads of citrus on the nose. Lots of citrus with medium sweet taste.medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tlingers (11) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Nice color. The aroma has a hoppy citrus smell. The taste is great. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewthesis (1) - - JUL 2, 2012 does not count
I've had this before and didn't much care for it. This batch (6-pack that just arrived at the store) was fantastic. It pours a beautiful orange and smells like fresh sticky hops. Fruity hops, like citrusy orange, mango & grapefruit. It tastes much the same, juicy! Bitter on the finish but not overly, all in all it's delicious, balanced and in my opinion, what a great IPA should taste like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13688) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
On tap at Money Plays. Pours a clear amber with thick frothy white head sticky lacing. The aroma is floral hops and pine. Medium mouthfeel with a strong hop bite and bitter finish. Easy to drink,really enjoyed this one. An impressive IPA from Ballast Point.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of rich floral hops, pine, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine hops, caramel, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; A very good IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pras (597) - Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2012
This should be the reference for an IPA. Tastes amazing! I wish it had better availability here in Maryland. Really nice hop balanced with the malt backbone. A joy to drink.

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