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RATINGS: 2411   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1833) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2016
On Tap. Served a clear copper color with a nice head. Aroma of pine and primarily light fruit. Taste of pine and fresh fruits. Sharp bitterness that lingers into the finish. Moderate body, with a crisp, clean feel. Its a quality beer but I’m not really into West Coast IPAs.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrandNewBrew (15) - - FEB 6, 2016
Excellent nose, malts feel right at home with the hops. Bitterness is totally on point with a fantastic flavor. Brilliantly clear. Wonderful beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Guilow (8) - Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
My favorite IPA yet. I stock this regularly, and love all the related Sculpins too (Grapefriut, Pineapple). So strange to get that perfect simultaneous sharpness, sweetness, and smooth all together at the same time. Maybe be the perfect beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (2203) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle. 7.0%. Best before 08.07.16. Pours a hazy orange with a lasting, yellowish head. Decent lacing. Grape fruit and pine hop aroma, a bit fat, and with a slightly dusty/dry overtone, bordering cardboard. Light cheesy/old hops note as it warms. Sweetish, bitter and fat flavour. Pine hops, and a wee bit juicy. Rather bitter finish with an alcohol burn, lingering, along with a light green apple note. Soft palate. Overall good, though not as good as I had expected/hoped for, and less complex – but a fresher example might prove better. 04.02.16.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JJMBeer (44) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Great CA IPA on the nose, and one of the go to classics. Lots of citrus and pine. Taste imparts a little bit more tropical flavor which makes sense why the adjuncts of this have been grapefruit and pineapple. Whichever way you want to lean away from the base you can and both are excellent as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (137) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Draft at Pinthouse Pizza. Amber/golden color with white head. Aroma and flavors of pine, citrus, grapefruit, and peach. It’s quite fruity. Has a bitter, piney finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (122) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Aroma: fruity, very faint hops; Appearance: straw colored, clear with thin head and some lacing; Taste: acceptable but not much personality; not particularly bitter; not complex; Palate: finish a bit better - long, dry, more bitter; Overall: okay. Would drink if available but not seek out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1543) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle at Piccadilly, Bodø. Has a slightly hazy orange color with a creamy off-white head. Fruity aroma of peaches, pine, orange peel, grapefruit and dry hay. More grapefruit in the flavor along with peaches, grassy hops, pine and citrus. Has a slick mouth feel, medium body and a balanced bitterness. A fruity and nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
libertine (340) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours orange amber with thin head. Light lacing. Aroma of citrus and resinous hops balanced with apricot and malt. Flavor starts off a little sweet with flavors of peaches,lemon and oranges and progresses in to a long dry finish. Body is a bit thin but does not take much away from experience. Oily texture. Moderate carbonation. Really tasty but would do well with a bit more weight.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2880) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2016
335 ml. bottle from Systembolaget, poured in to a Tulip. Hazy, amber-golden colour with a creamy off-white head. Fruity aroma with grapefruit, grasses, sweet, tropical fruits and caramel malts. A toasted note. Taste is bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter with citrus fruits and toasted notes. In essence a typical westcoast IPA.


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