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RATINGS: 2272   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (469) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Bottle pour from Whole Foods Market - Redwood City, CA. So crisp with heavy grapefruit and the right amount of honey. Ideal Sunday breakfast drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1482) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2013
Tap and bottle. Somewhat underwhelming aroma, mostly caramel and a little bit of grassy hops. Cloudy copper color. Flavor profile nearly identical to the Big Eye but the hops are turned up a little. Citrus hops, mango, pineapple, caramel. I think the most redeeming quality is the malt and hop balance.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Pretty killer IPA. Lots of floral hops with sweet fruit and citrus. Crisp and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2653) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 7, 2013
Had on draft at Aces and Ales in Las Vegas. The hops are citrusy, floral, with slight pine and resin. Caramely malts, a little bready malt character. A solid IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1071) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle pour smuggled in from out of state for me. Tasty tasty IPA here that has got it going on.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (4031) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle (355 ml). Thanks to Tom for this one! Clear golden/orange with a medium off-white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is intensely fruity (mango, orange, apricot, peaches, pineapple), floral hops and slight honey presence. Taste is moderately malty with fruity notes (less than in the aroma), honey and moderate but long lasting bitterness. Medium body. Dangerously drinkable and extremely refreshing. Quite complex for an IPA. Wow!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle pours medium-dark yellow with white head. Aroma pine with slight citrus. Taste initial malt sweetness replaced by citrus and pine. Clean brief finish of citrus and pine. Full palate. Alcohol not evident.

I am not a huge IPA guy but this is a tasty well made IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jimmythespoon (471) - - APR 3, 2013
Review from backlog. On tap at ale house Santa Monica. One of the best ipa.s I have eve had truly a west coast classic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
Poured from a bottle into dogfish ipa glass. Golden orange clean appearance with a hearty white head. Smells very heavy on pine with citrus overtones. Fruit is in the background too, apricot I think? Bitter front that gets a bit malty, then more fruit and citrus, mostly grapefruit, into a bitter finish. Nice, crisp, refreshing, balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pours golden with decent sized white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma. Pleasant and nicely balanced hop flavor. A good IPA, but frankly it doesn’t stand out. I was expecting more based on the high scores.


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