RATINGS: 2577   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 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
klas (411) - - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. One of the best ipa:a. Good aroma and taste. Very bitter...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlimHabib (428) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle pour. Clear dark golden with a large soapy off white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, and grass. Full creamy body. Sweet with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (738) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JAN 20, 2017
From tap. Bronze, clear nice creamy foam. Creamy caramel, and fruit in the aroma. Toffee, fruit, hint of citrus with intense caramell hoppyness in the growing aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle. Pours medium honey color. Big frothy off white head. Juicy hop aroma. Juicy tropical citrus flavor. Nicely balanced. Very good IPA. Have been seeing this more in my area, but at $14 for a six pack its price point is well above local IPAs of similar quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1924) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Can, brought back from the US by Lalitha and drunk on an IPA night. Poured a clear bright amber with a nice thick white foam. Its a solid, decently balanced IPA, some nice sweetish malt and lots of citrusy hops. Not overly dry or sharply bitter. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (750) - SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a light amber colour beer with a medium head. Fruity and hoppy with caramel and notes of pine. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (699) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Bouteille achete chez Drink Of The World - De couleur ambre claire avec une belle mousse blanche qui dure et colle au verre - Au nez des armes puissant de houblon fruit mangue, passion, grapefruit, kumkwat, une tonne de rsine, le corp malt tient parfaitement ca place, biscuit caramel, une fin sur lon fusion de th, cest plaisant - En bouche on continue avec les houblons fruit b directement beaucoup de rsine b puis du grapefruit de lorange et de la mangue, puis le malt caramel et une touche de biscuits, trs proche du nez - Corp lger/moyen, amertume moyenne/forte, carbonation correcte, lisse et lgrement sche, final longue amre herbac - Solide IPA typiquement dans le style US

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xblanchard29x (36) - Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Six pack from Hot Rods in Mount Vernon. Tons of tropical fruit notes. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scotchy (28) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2017
I have had this in bottle in Australia many times but having it at the brewery, fresh, on tap is an experience not to be missed. A perfect balance of toasted and bisquity malts to hold the massive hop flavour and aroma. Let it warm and sample it again and its a different beer to be enjoyed. I dont readily give such high score but...WOW! Im coming back to San Diego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vomit (253) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Sculpin? Felt like a pin was stuck in my skull, or not. So I have that going for me. This, while being a naughty little brew still falls well short of the glory and mayhem that Val Blatz can (and will) bring into your home. Would I drink this again? Probably. But, I should not get any bonus points for such an observation, as I am an idiot..or so my wife says. But her judgement is faulty as she was dumb enough to marry me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codyhawk82 (1) - Penticton, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016 does not count
A well balanced IPA, if youre looking for something more adventurous then sample the Habanero Sculpin!, Cheers.

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