RATINGS: 2627   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
melush (3774) - SPAIN - JUN 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2016 Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Tanakaya Liquor Store en Tokyo, Japon. Color dorado. Sabor a lupulo, ligeramente citrico, resinoso, amargo, muy ligeramente frutal. Una IPA extraordinaria.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1841) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Hell yeah. Ballast Points ale tastes every bit as aggressive as a West Coast IPA should, yet it has more balance than some of its peers. The aromas and flavors meld together with pine, spruce, grapefruit, resin, and the subtle juiciness of overripe tropical fruits. The balance between malts and hops is fantastic. You get just a hint of biscuit taste among the bitterness. Theres also a note of earthy, grassy sweetness. While these kinds of IPAs have become extremely common, Sculpin shares the stage with a select few ales that truly embody the West Coast art of hoppy beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pricey290483 (796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
got this beer recommended to me by a member of staff at whole foods and i couldnt thank him enough what a beer this is fair play good amount of hops good kick of bitterness at the end a very very nice beer one that i will be taking home from new york with me

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hoppopotomous (27) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Oh my friggin god..Im an athiest and I still just found the nectar of the gods..holy crap...this is really really good stuff..

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sarapeaches1990 (22) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pretty much perfect, pine resin grass mango aroma, flavor matches that. Copper color perfect palate! Excellent!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
deftone84 (6) - Addison, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015 does not count
Quite possibly the best IPA I've ever tasted (haven't tried Pliny or Heady Topper though). Nevertheless it's just a damn fine IPA. Very smooth, not bitter, yet has all the citrusy, piney, hoppy flavor that you love from an IPA. Great mouthfeel. Aroma is citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
at_the_hop (109) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Can. Just yum. Smells awesome, tastes awesome. Wonderful pithy bitterness, subtle honey sweetness, tidy balance. Feels properly put together and delivers on all the tasting note promises. Those 7 abvs go unnoticed. Im off to enjoy the rest of it.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chadski (123) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Perfection in a glass. Beautifully balanced hop bitterness with sweet fruit flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lialeh (11) - - MAR 9, 2016
Full fruity aroma / Light orange color / Fresh, tropical fruity taste / Medium bitter / Nice finishing / a formula of IPA.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
purehum (5) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 9, 2016 does not count
One of the best IPAs Ive ever had! It has a near perfect mouthfeel for me and thats helped by a fairly light job of carbonation. Dang, I better slow down here, not because of the abv but because its so damn tasty and I dont want to be looking at an empty bottle and glass! Yum!


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