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RATINGS: 2513   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PatIrish (184) - Toronto, Ontario, - AUG 1, 2012
Thanks to Zio Aldo for this bad boy, from a bomber pours an orange to gold hue with a frothy white head. Aroma is subtle, citrus, tropical fruit, touch of floral. Can’t believe how smooth and light the mouthfeel is. What a fantastic experience on the palate, light, but complex. Outstanding beer.


3.9
martinrumsam (571) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2017
Grapefruit aroma light white head. Clear golden appearance. Medium carbonation mellow initial taste finishing with moderate hop bitterness A nice balanced non aggressive OPA

3.7
Heidbummer (813) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Bottle in San Diego. Pours almost amber, foamy head. Malty aroma with a little citrus. Taste is well balanced hop, malt, citrus, booze. It's a standard for a reason. It's really good. One or two marks off for overcarbonation.

3.9
Lowenbrau (4684) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2017
12fl oz can @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 10-10-2017.
Batch: 17006 12:16 SC 1472.
In short: nice resinous IPA.
Did I enjoy it: sure.
Pours hazy dark gold-orange with frothy white head. Moderate head retention, little lacing. Nose is herbal, citrusy, pine, resins, ripe fruit. Medium body, average carbonation, slick texture. Taste is bitter, herbal, resinous, some dry aftertaste. Good one, nice to find fine american IPA´s nowadays, in the days of hazy-juicy-whatever IPA´s. Ok, we have to say this, we heard about this one for so long, were eager to try it, but it was a bit dissapointing, Truly a good IPA, but like many others we have tasted.

4.2
yy0pp (1610) - - OCT 8, 2017
On tap. Clear deep golden color with tiny white head. Aroma - Citrus hops, grapefruit, pine, tangerine, peach. Taste - Bitter, light sweetness, tropical marmelade, malt, caramel, pine, grapefruit peel.

4.2
tlconnor (3) - - OCT 3, 2017 does not count
Refreshing and clean. Not too heavy and pairs well with wings. I would recommend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Daboch (101) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 3, 2017
IPA w stylu West coast. Ładnie się prezentuje, piwo koloru złotego z obfitą pianą. Aromat owoce tropikalne, cytrusy, chmiel. W smaku owoce i dużo goryczki przełamanej słodyczą

4
Bacchus66 (886) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Tap, ADT. Pours clear golden range with a sticky off-white head. First thing is citrus hops, grape, orange, tangerine, peaches, pine, resin, caramel malt. Nice oily texture. Long bitter citrus finish makes this tough to set down. Lots of hops, but nicely balanced. Really good.

0.5
ryd (2) - - SEP 28, 2017 does not count
no taste, not zing, no malt, no nothing but tastleess carbonation; osts an arm and a leg--delivers nothnig

3.8
mbigblue1973 (7) - - SEP 27, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2017 very light amber. smell grapefruit and orange, bit of malt. nice balance between caramel and fruits, nothing too strong.

4.5
methirsty (5) - - SEP 24, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2017 On tap at Bailiwick in Orleans Casino. Slightly hazy, some Belgian lace. Prominent hop nose. Hop bitterness and flavour up front. Well balanced and finishes with mild hop bitterness


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