RATINGS: 2562   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2011
A lovely big hoppy IPA from Ballast Point. Ticks all the boxes and is very palatable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (893) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2011
22-oz bottle at On Tap w Andy, James, Streets. Really light-looking pour with nice white head. Aroma is fresh as hell with citrus notes. Palate is a deep, earthy base with incredible balance and a fruity hop profile (grapefruit, orange peel). Great stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopachemyeye51 (12) - Redding, California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Its all been said before. A delicious brew. Aroma isnt the thing with this great concoction, Its everything. The smell the look and especially the taste. Incredibly satisfying. Each taste leading you on toward the next and in each a new surprise. almost perfect.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle from the beer store. Pours golden with minimal head. Aroma of grapefruit/hops, and taste of citrus/hops. A nice IPA that has some good depth.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1460) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Poured from a draft into a plastic up at Gaglione Brothers in San Diego, Calif. Color was golden orange. Minimal head when I got it, maybe inches. Decent amount of lacing on the top. Healthy amount of film on the sides. Smelled of citrus hops, mainly lemon zest and grapefruit. Some pine in there, too. First tasted was a bitter, strong alcohol bite. Grapefruit dominated the taste after. Still very bitter on the finish. Medium body. Lively (moderate) carbonation, maybe even a bit higher. Bitter finish. Not a bad beer, but nothing really wowed me. I had to give it a try considering how rare it is to fine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2011
22oz bottle courtesy of wavers1. Pours hazy orange with a thin white head that sticks around leaving thick lacing. Aroma is juicy, citrusy hops. A little breadiness in the background. Body is full, but crisp. Flavor is not very bitter, but very hoppy. Again, citrusy, juicy hops without being resiny. A little crisp maltiness in the finish. Incredible IPA!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Great beer. Aroma is strong in hops, fruit, and sweetness. The appearance is a clear light orange. Taste is complex with hops, fruit, bitter, then a bit of a sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2692) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
On tap at Capones during their Black Friday event. Light amber with a white head. Grapefruit, some pine resin, mango, lemon zest, light malt. Light on the palate yet medium bodied, soapy and sweet with a bitterness that grows.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foamyhead (16) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
How can anyone not love Sculpin. It is the quintessential California IPA. At 7% it presents everything you want in an IPA, hop driven throughout, enough maltiness to supports the piney and citrussy nose and palate. Beautiful

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1121) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Mostly grapefruit/citrus comes through in the aroma. I also smell light pine and floral hops. Appearance is a light gold/amber with a medium foam head. The taste is dominated by grapefruit and nice hops. Very large grapefruit on the finish with a nice bitterness and spice. Texture is smooth with a somewhat light body. Overall, this recipe caught me a little offgaurd, it was much more focused on grapefruit and citrus, which dominated the flavor. I definitely enjoyed this brew, there was a nice combination of citrus/fruit flavor along with nicely balanced malts and hops. Id give this an A- rating.


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