RATINGS: 2611   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Fantastic aroma of citrus and a hint of malts, similar taste but a bit more mild, top notch ipa

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
small can into an spig IPA glass. Pours clear golden sunset with a creamy white head. Nice aroma of orange, mandarin, apricot fruits. Very bitter and resinous in the flavour with the apricot flavour dominating, slight sweet caramel maltyness.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Light golden with a lighter head but lasting ring on glass. Extremely potent floral pined hops present a marvelous bouquet to inhale. The Sturdy hop character is sublimely countered by a slightly burned and sugared backbone and fruited green apple slightly sparklingly sour echo, which gradually yeilds a lingering and lasting bittering dusty twinge tract down the center of the mouth. An outstanding brew, with an incredible aroma and impressive depth and character.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pdubyah (692) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 This is like a comfortable cardigan, a bit thin in places. Draft and highly anticipated and recommend. It is something Id happily drink a lot of in a session. But it is safe. I was expecting something more aggressive, or peaky in the profile, and I got a very very good, easy drinking safe beer. 2nd January I had this again in a bottle. Ive thought about this, and this really is a good beer, and to be enjoyed. I think I was harsh in my previous thinking, lumping this in the pack when its one of the leaders. I gave myself an uppercut.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (690) - - JUN 6, 2012
Very nice ale, served on draft at a spot in San Diego. Medium fizz, light golden colour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2013
Aroma is tropical citrus, mango and peach. It appears to be golden with ample white head that leaves distinct lacing. Very smooth taste of vivid citrus. Back end bitterness, exceptionally drinkable. Bight and balanced on palate. Pretty amazing ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senap (689) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2017 Frhllandevis lttsam och snll. Bra balans mellan fruktighet och beska. Helt klart en toppl, ven om det inte r en champ!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2010 poured light and golden with a decent head and good lacing smelled and tasted very hoppy crisp and clean

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
dlihcsnatas (686) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2011
22oz poured into a tulip lass. Pours a nice orangish yellow with a nice offwhite head that is substantial and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is straightforward IPA, resinous, citrus...yum. The taste has notes of apricot and lemon, with a pungent hop flavor. Nicely bitter...and the mouthfeel is thin with medium carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, this beer is a straightforward and delicious IPA....not one to miss.


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