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RATINGS: 2544   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wmatyi (10) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Absolutely delicious IPA, citrus is smooth and fruity, great hoppy finish, smells extremely fruity, this is one of the best IPA’s I’ve had. Love it at 7%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2013
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours a clear golden yellow with a white head. citrus malt and grapfruit taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (1076) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle from Craft Beer Base. Golden colour with small head. Very hoppy aroma with some pine and herbs. Same when you drink it, very smooth, nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fsouth25 (19) - - OCT 22, 2013
From a 12-oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden. Citrusy malt aroma. Grapefruit and faint flora aroma. Three-inch head dissipates to a quarter-inch white head. Citrusy flavors, with pine and herbs. Hint of grapefruit at finish. Clean and crisp mouthfeel. Drinks like a pale ale with a burst of herbal, pine and citrus flavors. Very nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Orange Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Piney, Grainy, Mild Bready T: Piney, Graniy, Bready M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Drying Overall, a decent IPA with a nice piney and malty balance but very drying, somewhat can burn you out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2338) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Ok its about time i rated this wonder! 12oz single bought from "Lifesource" in Salem. $2.19 Its an attractive pour..orange clear with a lovely half inch off white frothy head. Aroma is very hop forward,green onion,lemon zest and resin...some buried nuttiness from the malts. Taste is similar to nose but without the onion..spicy,hoppy,resin and grapefruit again malts an after thought. Mouth feel is certainly OK..rather flabby finish though. OK beer but not living up to the hype IMO.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA (227) - - OCT 20, 2013
On draft at Ballast Point. My 100 on rate beer and reasonably so! The best IPA out there! Insane hoppy aroma with a pungent, piney palate. One of the GOATs!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strife21 (317) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours Amber hazy color with a white thin head Smell of citrus, pine, mango, grapefruit Bitter with a smooth mouthfeel. Tastes of strong citrus and pine. Hints of mango and grapefruit. Pretty awesome IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Rated on 10-19-2013 (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a medium frothy white head with good retention, golden transparent body, spotty amounts of lacing, very fizzy and fast rising carbonation. The Aroma is mildly hoppy, citrus, lemon, bitter, sweet, peach, and mango. The Taste is bitter, hoppy, citrus, lemon, peach, and mango. The Palate is smooth and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer is quaffable and worth trying with a lingering bitter aftertaste. I did not enjoy the mango flavor and based on that note, this is a beer that I have no interest in drinking again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5797) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized brown colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation light orange brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The weak aroma was hoppy. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The semi-sharp flavor contained notes of mild citrus mild caramel and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

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