RATINGS: 2626   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (15126) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle [from trade with mista] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear orange color, full sized off-white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, loads of hops, very fruity with grapefruit amd mandarin. Taste malts, hops, fruit hops, fruity, grapefruit, bitter. Lingering fruit and bitter hops in the aftertaste. Incredibly balanced flavor between the fruit hops and bitter hops. Medium to full body, perfect carbonation. I thought maybe this beer is hyped, but it is simply good. Very good, incredibly balanced. Lovely IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Sort of a bright copper color with a decent off-white head. Mixed aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruits. Near medium body with medium carbonation. Flavor is sort of grapefruit mango over lightly roasted caramel. Bit of a bitter hop burn in the finish. Astringent too. This is a really super drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14659) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
KLF 111215. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, fruit, grapefruit, caramel. Flavour is orange, malt, hop, pine, citrus, grapefruit, fruit, caramel, peaches. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (14384) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle - Heavy fruits and some nice sweetness. Clear orange with minimal head. Grapefruit and other tropical fruits, great bitterness that lingers and cuts through almost anything. A great strong IPA, beware palette.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (14372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, biscuit, orange zest and light melon. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, grapefruit and light tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14199) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (14022) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Clear golden body topped by minimal white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, catty, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, catty, some grapefruit, pine. Medium body, faint acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (14014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
On tap at Rattle N Hum. It pours golden yellow with a thick foamy off-white head. The nose is grass, hay, nettle, apricot, peach, raspberry, pear and red apple. The taste is more subtle than anticipated: hay, grass, well hidden alcohol, lemon sherbet, red apple and resin, with some hop bite at the end. A really enjoyable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Re-rate 2/22/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagans place. Thanks Dagan. Almost clear golden with medium white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus and some tropical fruits notes. Bitter flavor with decent fruity hops. Medium-bodied. Maybe slightly past its prime, but still a good IPA. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

Bottle sample at a tasting. Huge thanks Ambar for bringing me this bottle from the States! Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Incredible aroma of citrus and tons of fresh tropical fruits. Flavor has a bit of sweetness at first with some malt and then continues bitter and hoppy with tropical fruits, pine needles, and a bit of resin. Medium-bodied. Really good. 9/3/7/4/15=3.8

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13689) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
On tap at Money Plays. Pours a clear amber with thick frothy white head sticky lacing. The aroma is floral hops and pine. Medium mouthfeel with a strong hop bite and bitter finish. Easy to drink,really enjoyed this one. An impressive IPA from Ballast Point.


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