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RATINGS: 2512   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wurdahitah (22) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
A little hazy. Small head that vanishes fast. Aroma of passionfruit, pine, citrus, honey. Tastes as it smells.Powerfull lingering bitterness with fruit and alcohol. Nice but not more than that.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with foamy white head. Doesn’t have a very strong aroma, what it does have is kinda fruity smelling. Tastes very fruity for any IPA, citrus finish, bitter end. Not that good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Poured into glass from bottle light golden with thin white head. Aroma is piny, resinous. Mouthfeel is a bit light, especially for the hop doseage. Bitter finish that lingers on the palate. Nice carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (1108) - örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2013
Klar guld gul med gul aktit skum. Doft: Humle, bar, kola, blommor, honung. Smak: Humle, barr, ananas, persika, kola, mango. God och lång eftersmak av humle och frukt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
joeworrall (86) - USA - OCT 9, 2013
Nice amber color & citrus aroma, but I was sort of disappointed with the mouth feel & taste, and the after taste is sort of sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CarlJonas (231) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
Slightly hazy, amber liquid with a big white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Very fruity aroma, citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of caramel in the background. The taste is distinctly bitter with a little more caramel then on the nose. Long bitter aftertaste Medium to low carbonation with tiny bubbles, decent mouthfeel. Very, very good even if this bottle was a tad old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1107) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2015 One of my bigger wants for the last time I went to Ohio. Reminds me almost of like Crooked Tree. Nice hoppiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (1318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle, 355ml - Clear amber orange beer with a moderate white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of cactus fruit, citrus, pine needles and pineapple. Flavour is fruity with notes of citrus, pine needles and spices. Balanced yet dry IPA with a great long lasting piney taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Bottle: Dull, golden-yellow with some orange hints, hazy throughout with a creamy and fine, eggshell-colored head showing decent retention and leaving back some chunky lace. Aroma is a hop-garden; grapefruit, floral notes, pungent, semi-sweet juicy citrus, pineapple & mango, perfumes, roses, wet flowers, white pepper. Very nice. Taste is a grapefruit and floral hop bomb. Mango, pineapple, tropical fruits abound... Rose petals, perfume, leaves, grass, good wave of bitterness on the tongue. Very light cracker malt allows the hops to shine. Very good IPA, here. The "Two-Hearted" of the West Coast, if you will.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamsen78 (4899) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Draught @ Tørst, NYC. Pours slightly hazy golden with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops with regular notes of citrus and grass. Intense, bitter flavour of hops with grassy and citric notes. Lingering hoppy aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Perfectly balanced. A fantastic IPA.

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