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RATINGS: 2411   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Poured into a glass from a bottle. Hazy orange with a thin head. Smells of grapefruit. Taste hoppy with a bite at the end. Overall it's a great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2013
Another solid offering from Ballast point. Good flavour, not sure its really a 4.05 but its is definitely a well made beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2781) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Slightly cloudy orange-amber colored pour. Small white head that persists, and leaves ample lacing behind. Orange aroma. Some grapefruit and caramel notes. Taste is a bready orange. Nice. Very good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (722) - Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2013
A clean, light, tasty IPA. The body is bright tangerine with an average head and light carbonation. Lots of sweet citrus in the aroma; lemon and some melon, too. The flavor is crisp and tart. Orange and creamy, butterscotch malt. Poured from the bottle right out of the fridge, this thing hit the spot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
truebluehes (189) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Draft. Awesome dry finish. Hop strong. Hammered yet appreciative. Yada yada, Portland OR. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
355 ml bottle. Golden amber with white head. Aroma very fruity; tropical fruit, citrus, pine and caramel. Taste is dry, wood, caramel, pine and huge tropical fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2966) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle 355ml. Thx GB Pours golden with low white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of malt, pine, fruits, citrus, sligth alcohol. Taste is of malt, pine, bitterness, fruits, citrus. Palate: Medium body, sligthly sticky. Overall: Very good, hoppy. Quite a bit of malt in there, but good balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
If you haven’t had this west coast style ipa, you are missing out. This is one of my favorite ipa’s out there. Easy to drink, get balance, and big hop bite and aroma. A must have in the fridge at all times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Happy to find this after seeing it on the Zymurgy list. Aroma was pleasant hop mixture tending towards the pine/dank side. Taste was appropriately bitter and well balanced; I found the mouthfeel somewhat towards heavy/mildly syrupy. I may have had unfair expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1444) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle. Ar: grapefruit, resin, pineapple, citrus, bread, grain, pine, toffee, alcohol and apricots. Ap: slightly hazy amber colour, big frothy white head, lots of lacing. T: big, big bite, medium sweetness, grapefruit, resin, pine, caramel, toffee, alcohol, pineapple, apricots, lemon zest. P: medium body, soft carbonation, slick feel, and long lingering bitterness. T: Indeed a very good IPA.

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