RATINGS: 2532   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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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MJOHN (5) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014 does not count
Very complex for a single IPA. Mango, watermelon and grapefruit on the tongue with a nice bracing bitter aftertaste. You can really taste the quality ingredients and the time taken to brew this right. Almost worth the $13 per six pack price. At $10 or under this would be the perfect beer.

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ANTONIOVH (1) - tlalpan, MEXICO - APR 19, 2014 does not count
El primero en español, es una gran cerveza, un aroma increíble y notas dulces de maracuya, el regusto es un poco amargo pero en general es una gran cerveza.

4.2
emartell (353) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - APR 20, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Aroma delicioso y muy refrescante. Notas citricas y a la vez florales, en donde se puede percibirla naranja, lima, mandarina e incluso durazno, mientras que floralmente se perciben notas a pino. En cuanto a apariencia color naranja claro con destellos opacos cobrizos. Cuerpo de medio a redondo, corona de espuma media de media retención , carbonatacion baja. En boca sabores frutales, buen equilibrio, ligero amargor. Al paladar se detectan sabores frutales, principalmente a durazno, un muy buen equilibrio y un final poco amargo, a diferencia de lo que se podría esperar. En resumen una buena IPA, con caracteristicas notables agradables, buena apariencia y aroma, muy balanceada, quiza algo carente del notable amargor de las IPAs americanas.

4.2
lopisar (255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Hazy orange brown color with light head. Citrus aroma and balanced taste with some sting. Very good

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MrHult (466) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
Fat på Monks. Ljus bärnstensfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Doftar mango och nätmelon. Wohoo vilken beska! Mycket besk med stor sötma och fruktighet. Välbalanserad. Ruggigt bra ipa!

4.2
pabloscafe (53) - - AUG 15, 2014
Good Beer! Enjoyed this as a guest draught on the ’8th line’ at Lucky’s Lounge in Boston. Hoppy, lovelly aroma and great depth of flavour, good with food. Not in my top five yet...needs more investigation, but I would definately drink this again. Good Job!

4.2
mbanole03 (2) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Citrus and pine nose. Beautiful golden color. Lingering bitter finish. Very tart. Malts come through at the end.

4.2
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Poured from tap into Chimay glass a nice amber with white head and lace. Aroma was grapefruit and a bit floral. Taste to me was a better balance between the hops and malt. It was grapefruit not doubt but not a bomb. Med body. Really liked this one, a winner for sure.

4.2
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Ballast Point Sculpin is listed by many as a great beer. I am often times leery of mass approval of anything, with that in mind I gave this IPA a try. it was poured into a pint glass and did have a very pleasing light color for an IPA. The aroma was strong but not overpowering and when I took the first sip, I realized many voters are just towing the party line. I like IPAs but I get the since many of these brews are made the "drier" the better and to me that takes away from savoring the flavor. I would drink it again but I don’t consider this a fantastic brew. I prefer Ballast Point’s Wahoo White which I consider to be an excellent brew. But for the craft beer aficionado this beer would be well worth a sample beer or two to see if it is your cup of tea (so to speak)

4.2
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Amazing flavor and aroma, dominated by citrus but with a lot of depth. A little fruit sweetness that balances the bitterness nicely. Not quite a DIPA, but a strong IPA - this level of ABV & IBU’s really allows you to savor each flavor without anything being too overwhelming.


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