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RATINGS: 2226   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
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Damn good IPA. Reminds me of the Smutty Nose IPA, which I absolutely loved when I lived in New Hampshire. Strong hops, citrus, floral and pine aromas and flavors, which equals a fabulous brew.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PatDeCrabe (3) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013 does not count
Very bitter, dominant hops with strong citrus aromas. Refreshing and fun to drink!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Poured a clear golden/copper color with a huge white, frothy head. Aroma is resin, floral, citrus, and grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, pine, with a slight grass taste. This is what an IPA tastes like. Nothing more to say.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jpwooten (8) - - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Probably the best IPA available in bottles in Texas, as we don’t get FFF, Bells etc. My measure against all others, here anyways.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
El_Jefe (62) - - FEB 21, 2013
It's way dryer and hoppier than I expected. Very little malt presence. It was alright ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopsythe (46) - - FEB 17, 2013
Growler fill from local mart. Aroma is huge floral of citrus, grass and golden malts, a lot of citrus. Taste of tropical fruits soaked in orange and lemon. The sweetness complements the bitterness so well. Can see my self cashing this growler tonight. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
drsordr (1538) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle pour. Big pine hop nose with a hint of citrus. Mango and evergreen hop with big bitterness. Balanced by a nice sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Draft at CWBF - pours dark gold with offwhite head. Cat urine nose. Grapefruit flavor. Quite bitter. Caramel under note. Light sweetness. Mid-full body. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2233) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Vigorous pour from bottle to balloon glass. Pillowy head that decreases to a steady thin foam. Prefect IPA orange. Lacing paints the glass on the way down. Crisp clean finish. Near prefect bitterness for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
I love this beer. Great crisp, citrusy hops throughout. An excellent example of the SoCal IPA.


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