RATINGS: 2577   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 5, 2012
(22 oz. from Grain and Vine) Hazy gold-amber with a sticky, frothy white head. Aroma of big fresh citrus-grapefruit and pine over caramel and vanilla. Mouthfeel smooth, full but mildly pebbly-abrasive. Lots of sticky, sloppy lacing. Aroma of fresh citrus-grapefruit and lighter pine over caramel and vanilla with a hoppy, bitter bite. Maybe a hint of sweat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Pours copper with a pillowy cream colored head with some nice patches of lacing. Smell is light citrus and a touch of sweetness. The taste is balanced if not a bit mild. Pine, grapefruit, bready malt, and just a touch of skittles. I usually like my ipas more hop dominant, but this is a pretty solid offering. Well balanced, tasty, and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (3093) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Draught from BTigeer. amberish pour, hops aroma, caramel - exceedingly well balanced. Liked.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motionmigs (23) - PHILIPPINES - MAY 1, 2012
Beautiful sunset orange color, two finger head; aroma is mango, peach, lemon, grape, and some pineapples, but follows up with an abrupt metallic taste and nuts; lively carbonation with an oily texture, dry bitter herby finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (3030) - California, USA - APR 30, 2012
Wow, I cant believe how highly rated this beer is... I mean its good, but I dont know if its this good.... Aroma is citrus hops, flavor is dry but not as dry as you might expect from a West Coast IPA... Definite citrus and fruity notes, nice bitter finish... Nice....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (8246) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Nice hoppy aroma with mango, pineapple and orange. The taste was balanced and nicely fruity. Not extremely bitter but very enjoyable. I liked this one!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours a light nearly transparent gold. A thin head retains well as the beer is drunk. The hop flavor is pronounced citrus and is crisp and refreshing for an IPA. Overall I think the beer is a tad overrated, but is none the less a strong example of the category.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (744) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma is pine and exotic tropical fruits. Taste is a mellow blend of pine, mango, and light malts. The hop resins linger in the aftertaste. Pleasant IPA & good session beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHopster (1074) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2012
(bottle). Not overhyped or over-hopped. This is a world class IPA. Hazy gold complexion with thick long-lasting head. Flavors include ripe fruits of apricot and mango. Smooth mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3338) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2012
Refrigerated bottle set out on the counter for a little bit, compliments of sparky. Pours translucent deep golden with light orange hue and medium bright white head that dissapates quickly. Some lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and light estery aroma (mostly citrus and a hint of pine). Taste is citrus, light pine, and light bitter hop finish. Back to back comparision with Bells Two-Hearted ale, so close but this edges out two-hearted ale.


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