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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Golden pour with small white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus, some hops. Flavor was more muted, less of citrus and more hint of hops. An OK IPA, but I think overrated consider how high its been scored and hyped.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Pour orange with a nice white head and good lace. Aroma pine, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, light caramel, stone fruits. Taste quite bitter pine, grapefruit, citrus, stone fruit,light malt back bone. MF medium body long lingering bitterness opened up by a light fizzy carb. Super bitter outstandingly tasty hop bomb extremely well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrik (649) - - AUG 17, 2013
Mycket svag doft. Ren torr IPA med viss metall i smaken..Lagom humlad. . Saknar dock frukt fyllighet fr att bli en perfekt IPA. Svenska bryggare hmta inspiration hr.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (649) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2015
Cloudy amber with small beige head. Tremendous and huge aroma - sweetened grapefruit, strong malt, mango, passionfruit, paw paw/papaya. The taste is also huge, non-subtle, but awesome, with the same flavours that the smell assaults with. Light in body and ridiculously drinkable. In no way understated but an artful hop punch in the face.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Had it on tap at the Village Tap in Roscoe Village Chicago. Had it in a tulip glass had a slight head and even lacing with notes of citrus underlying its bold hop taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (644) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
On tap at Dukes, Malibu. Hot damn, this is a nice beer. Great aroma kicking my nose, nice great balance with malt. Alcohol is well hidden. I slurped two of these down in a hurry and would have had more but I was driving. Yummm0.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2010
Pours a hazy orange with a large foamy white head. Aroma is piney hop with lots and lots of citrus. Flavor is citrus hops pine, grasses and floral with some spices. Finish is a nice bitter hop. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (642) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
BB unknown? from DMs. We all known what it looks and tastes like so i really dont have to ramble. On this sample its a good IPA, it does everything that its supposed to do. Big standout is the drinkability with that 7% well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Moderate body with some nice citrus and pine hop flavor. Not in your face but still quite flavorful.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
dlihcsnatas (639) - Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Hazy orange brew with small fast fading head. Aroma is very citrusy and the taste is as well. Has so much of a grapefruit twang to it that I had to double check the label to make sure this was the regular IPA and not the grapefruit one. Only down side to this brew is the price. I have been looking at it on the shelves for some time but just couldnt see buying a 6 pack for nearly the cost of a 12 pack of other good IPAs. Luckily found some Ballast Point brews on the sampler shelves this weekend at $2.69 a bottle. This one is good but still not worth the hefty price.


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