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RATINGS: 2526   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle from SB. Cloudy golden with a medium white head. Fruity and flowery tones. Malt, fruit, flowers and bitterness. Medium body with a nice bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 11, 2013
The beer pours a dark golden copper color with tinges of orange. It produces a nice three finger off white head that dissipates rather quickly into a nice layer covering the beer and running around the edge of the glass. Big aroma on this. An immediate dankness rose up from the glass. I got hints of pine, with citrus, mild grapefruit with a hint of lemon. I also got big tropical fruits, definitely some mango. Maybe a hint of peach and a dash of apricot. There is also some nice malty sweetness coming through that masks the alcohol nicely. Starts off very soft on the palate. Not a ton of carbonation to speak of. A lot more lemon on the taste. Picking up a bit more peach and apricot on the palate as well. Middle of the mouth the bitterness comes back into play, some of that piney grapefruit. Slightly sweet towards the back and it finishes very clean. Not really any trace of the alcohol. The body on this is medium light to medium. It’s a rather crisp beer. Some lacing left on the glass. A nice west coast IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
Bottled. Pours copper with a small white head. Smells sweet grassy hoppy, abit elders. Tastes creamy grassy hoppy, elders, green gooseberries, abit hay with a sweet slight bitter grassy hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (773) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 355ml bottle, poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours cloudy amber with a medium sized off-white head that leaves a fine lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, apricots, orange peels and a hint of lemon. Taste is similar to the aroma. Bitter and slightly sweet with a medium body and carbonation. A great fresh and juicy IPA.

3.7
   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.

2.1
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (1130) - 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.

3
   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.

4
   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.


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