RATINGS: 2632   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
PatIrish (183) - 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. Cant believe how smooth and light the mouthfeel is. What a fantastic experience on the palate, light, but complex. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiery_1 (887) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
650ml bottle @ home(thanks Evan). Pours a hazy golden amber colour with a decent white head. Nose is quite piney though there is some slight subtleties of fruits hinting in the background. Flavour is predominantly pine needles mixed with orange rinds leaving quite the bitter taste lingering on the palate. Ok for the style, but Im preferring these new East Coast style IPAs that have run rampant =)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mister_Li (1293) - GERMANY - MAY 13, 2017
Klares Orange mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, sehr fruchtig, Mango, Orangen, Zitrusfrchte, sehr sffig, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
romanstep (514) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 12, 2017
W nosie średnio intensywne, grapefruit, mango, żywica, ciasteczkowość. Barwa ciemnozłota, lekka mgiełka, piana gęsta, średniej wysokości. W smaku wytrawne, dominuje grapefruit i żywica, lekkie mango w tle, praktycznie bez kontry słodowej. Goryczka wysoka, grapefruitowa. Ach gdyby dorwać to piwo świeżo po rozlewie, byłoby idealne WC IPA, a tak to dobry plus. Butelkowane 01.12.2016

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4247) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Many thanks for this beer to CH-303. Szalu ie ma jak na te wysoka ocene. Piana srednia szybko opada, ale oblepia szklo. Barwa pomaranczowa lekko mglista. Aromat silny chmielny troche tropikalne bardzo dojrzale owoce. W smaku owocowo i zywicznie. Na przodzie owoce mango, morela, brzoskwinia i mirabelka, troche tez Physalis. A wszystko zasypane swierzym chyba Amarillo. Bardzo gorzkie piwo. Poczatkowo owocowe potem przeradza sie w extremalna gorycz lubie to. Ale byla tez pewna wodnistosc bo ta chmielnosc na dluzszy czas nie pozostawala.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (3102) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2017
On tap @ Beer Temple. Clear golden color. Big white head. Aromas: resinous, malty sweet. Retronasal theres sweetness too, with light resinous and floral hops. Flavor is mild, sweetish, light bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes mildly bitter. Another IPA clearly past its prime, or it travelled too far. Hope to rerate with a fresh one at some point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thejackpacker (375) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget stersund. Grapefruit aroma, super bitter but with quite a light finish. Old hops. Strong. Its a superb IPA but its just not really my favourite type of beer with the old hop taste. It grew on me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dank (8) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2017 does not count
Wow, it seems like ever since Ballast Point lost their way with all of those fruit beers, their standard bearer took a dive. This used to be at the top of my list. Now, either everything else has gotten much better or they have forgotten their roots. This beer has a nece nose, hint of pine, but the flavor is nearly all a generic hop. Yes, it is bitter, which I like but all the love is gone. Go back to your peach pineapple fruity etc and leave the real beer brewing to those who now are doing real beers. For shame.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dzudohonor (67) - POLAND - APR 26, 2017
Nic szczeglnego. Nie mogę znaleźć daty rozlewu, ale tradycyjnie jako to z IPA by USA (po długim czasie dystrybucji) bywa podejrzewam utlenienie. Dość puste, wodniste z wyraźną ziołowo - grejpfrutową i ciut zalegającą goryczką. Można sobie darować

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Szulo (94) - Płock, POLAND - APR 25, 2017
Ładna pomarańczowa barwa, prawie że klarowna. Utworzyła się też spora czapa drobnej piany przy nalewaniu, dosyć trwałej, utrzymuje się do końca picia. W smaku nie ma fajerwerkw, ale też nie jest źle, czuć głwnie karmelowo słodowe nuty z lekką ziołową kontrą od chmielu. Gorycz bardzo fajna, zostaje przez chwile, nie zalega, w ustach odczucie wysycenia już raczej niskie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piwnanuta (130) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 24, 2017
Spodziewałem się ochw i achw a to takie dobre normalne piwo. Bardziej session ipa. Owocowo-ziołowe z nutką żywicy.

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