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RATINGS: 1875   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnRMurdoch (3239) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle from BrewDog Edinburgh. Strong hoppy aroma. Cloudy amber brown colour, good head. Tropical fruit & hop flavour, bitter aftertaste. Decent IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewsmith (13) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 12, 2012
This looked amazing in the Hallertau Willi Becher glass it came in. Juicy tropical, resiny, citrus aromas and flavour, dry, crisp and punchy. Drinks down so easily.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1059) - Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Hazy orange with mild head/lacing. Aroma smells pretty tastey,with fruit candied sweet bready pastry,slight peppery spice,nice overall hop aroma. Initially a tart citrusy presence,then some light sweet malt witha light bready toastiness,grassyness followed by orange citrus/mild piney bitterness,nice floral tones even in the bittering flavor.Seems a bit undercarbed with a slightly noticable flatness to it. I have no idea how long this has been room temp shelved though,it held up prettty well. I would drink this anytime.Very nice ipa

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandman (2062) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2012
Hazy golden body, white head. Well, the outlook of this beer is mediocre, but thats fortunately the only thing. Very pure caramel aroma with exotic fruits and some pines in background. Flavour is dry, charasteristically same as aroma, but couple notches down. Floury mouthfeel. Nice rough maltiness in aftertaste. Excellent IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle. Wow! This is one of my favorite IPA’s of the last year. Sweet caramel scent with a mildly citrus hint, orange more than grapefruit. The appearance kept with the orange, a peach tint almost, with huge lacing. Beautiful. The palate was silky smooth, medium bodied, and the taste was vibrantly present although with a mild hoppiness, leaving a sugary taste on the tongue with the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
r464 (1915) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Yellowish amber color with a whitish head, not very dark. Punchy, bitter taste with floral hoppiness. Light hints of citrusy fruit underneath. Very good IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2210) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Odd duck; in some ways just an ordinary brew; but in others, a rocking draught. I really ike that they don’t follow the standard citrus/resin formula. Served again perhaps a bit too cold, still eminantly drinkable, a smallish off white head that lasts forever, and total lace. color is a honey amber. Aroma is a fragrant wet grass, hop, caramel, yeast. Flavor’s about the same plus carbonic tang accenting the high, bitter points.Body is great, ditto carbonation. Finish is a funky hop finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2907) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2012
12oz bottle at Brouhaha, honey gold color, with an off-white bubbly head, soft soapy, floral leafy, grassy, citrusy hop, and a hint of metallic in the nose, with some candied lemon, grapefruit peel, mild coniferous, piney bittering accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice flowery fruity apple skin, leafy, grassy, piney, candied lemon, grapefruit peel hop character with some soft coniferous, minty leafiness backbone, and a faint honeyed pale, toasted malt undertone, leading towards a mild candied citrus, lemon, grapefruit, orange peel, piney, coniferous, grassy, leafy hop bitterness finish. A bit disappointed, maybe because probably it was an old bottle! dont know

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2012
First of all, this is my favorite style, so I am biased for sure. But, I love the aroma of beautiful citrus. Pours a hazy, golden color. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly sour, and some, oh so tasty, bitterness. Palate is average carbonation, and a wonderful bitter, dry finish. Overall, this is what I LOVE to drink and BP does a wonderful job. I could drink this all day....and maybe I will.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2012
A slightly cloudy dark amber color with a short lived light beige head. Fantastic aroma of pine tar, grapefruit and cotton candy. Crisp and hoppy up front, loads of grapefruit peel, very nice bitterness. Has some mild sweetness in the middle but it is quickly engulfed with that industrial strength hop follow. I just finished a Ballast Point 2XIPA but this is even better (IMO). Another very pricy addition to the local import beer shop.


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