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RATINGS: 2306   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrapersnbeer (1531) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2013
Aroma of dank fruits and sweet fruity malt as well. Crisp looking orange color, not quite clear. It’s very bitter, yet has lingering sweet tropical fruit flavors all around. Heavier body, packs a wallop, but is well balanced and approachable for a heavy duty IPA. I’ve never eaten a sculpin, although it looks interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (2439) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 29, 2013
On tap at Carpool in Herndon/Reston, VA. Clear, orange-amber with a small off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, pine, caramel and floral hops. Taste of floral hops, caramel, pine, grapefruit, orange and pineapple. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. The quintessential west-coast IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - APR 25, 2013
Aroma is tropical citrus, mango and peach. It appears to be golden with ample white head that leaves distinct lacing. Very smooth taste of vivid citrus. Back end bitterness, exceptionally drinkable. Bight and balanced on palate. Pretty amazing ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
diablodawg (31) - - APR 25, 2013
Draft at yard house. Thin white head, good lacing. Not a lot of aroma, but big hop flavor. Citrus pine, and evenly balanced malt on the tongue. Good, average IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
Draught at The Library. Golden yellow pour. Light head. Piney resin aromas. Tastes like gymsock. Odd. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6177) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2015 Rerate at BKL. More pronounced fruity hop nose, Amber , nice offwhite cream. Crisp hop flavor, nice. Old: 7274 14 Bottle. Pine and perfume nose, rose. peach. Yellow hazy, low head. Fairly fruity, light roses, peach. Medium body, mellow, sparkly. Pleasant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Knappster (34) - - APR 21, 2013
PVC natl sales meeting- Reid ordered; a gentle but strong ipa with bold notes of drink me fast and get another. I'd seek this one out ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (797) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
On tap. Pours a medium gold with a white head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of citrus, pine, and grass, and the same notes are in the flavor followed by a bitter middle and bitter, slightly sweet aftertaste over a medium-heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle: Color pale yellow, hint of orange. Aroma: Rotten fruit/Grapefruit. Flavor: Biting grapefruit flavor with hints of lemon and citrus. Smooth yet extremely tart finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (2072) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2013
This is a nice thick IPA that has good balance but still a bite of bitterness as the end. A little sweet on the palate. Very good IPA but not the best.

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