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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
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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2319) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bomber. Sweet but not overly hoppy aroma. Slightly hazy orangish amber. Thin almost white head. Flavor is flippin’ unbelievable, which is what I said after the first sip. Perfect balance. Very hoppy yet somewhat fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schlitzfaced (80) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
poured from bottle into pint glass. pours a hazy golden orange in color,leaving a thin head which dissapates quickly. Hoppy aroma with apricot . very tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2255) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
On tap at The Reservior. Pours a clear orange color with a white head. S,ell is tropical fruit and citrus. Taste is Tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit. Light/medium body with nice carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2013
22 oz bottle. Poured a some kind of dark gold, but clear with a smallish head that dissipated rapidly. The aroma escapes me but there is no mistaking the potent bite of this fish! If you don’t like strong tasting left coast IPA’s you better stay away. In a place where a good IPA is hard to come by (Maui) this is a real treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (1857) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
Pours pale gold with some head and huge lacing. Nose is grassy hops, some grapefruit. Notes of apricot, grassy hops, some grapefruit, some floral, big and lasting bitter finish. Tastes are big bitter and light sweet. Full, almost sticky body with lively carbonation. What a beauty!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dustinswitzer (1) - - MAR 27, 2013 does not count
Not available in Oregon and was happy to try. Sweet on the nose with a good amount of balancing citrus. Taste is fantastic and a little less hoppy than expected. Easily session worthy. Taking a sixer home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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