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RATINGS: 2544   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 17/20
Dpaquet (419) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
Pour is clear amber/golden with white head and lot of lacing. Aroma is very fruity, mangos, pineapple, citrus, . Taste is fruity hops, light caramel, dry finish. low body and good carbonation. Would drink this all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at Monk’s American Bar Stockholm. Pours orange with a large white head. Aroma is full of grapefruit, peaches and more. Taste is an amazing blend of bitterness, exotic fruits without being sweet. A perfect IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TexHill (10) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Just tried this at home from a 12 oz bottle. Pours with a nice big head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is unreal. One of the best I’ve ever smelled. Luscious grapefruity floral citrus. Tastes wonderful with an excellent balance of smoothness and bitter hops. Definitely one of the best IPAs I’ve ever tried. This one lives up to the hype. (and the price - $15 for a 6 pack)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minihame2 (493) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Clear copper colour and a small white head. Aroma is dominated by hops with faint citrus in the background. Taste is incredibly soft, only slight bitterness after you have swallowed a couple of times. Rich body, super soft mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Great IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3561) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle at BBS San Diego tasting.Clear orange amber with a firm head. Aroma is citrus and forest. Flavour is sweet orange, some grapefruit on a lingering grassy bitter finish. Nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CJMunchel (51) - Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Great tasting IPA. Very smooth with a very nice dry finish. Doesn't finish too dry. One of the better IPAs I have had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Bra stämning och härlig hype på GH. Nördarna är samlade då fatet knäcks efter en del försenade leveranser. 3 månader gammalt fat så det får man ju vara nöjd med. Har en ganska hög beska, även i doften på något vis. Når inte upp till alesmiths nivåer men nog är det världsklass allt. Bra jobbat Hoffback. Edit: Flarra på GH. Bättre än fatet vill jag minnas och nu parallellt med en stone ipa. Snyting med tropiska frukter i doften och smaken är inte sämre. Tveklöst en ipa i världsklass Blindprovad: Känns väldigt amerikansk. Fruktig, balanserad, krämig. Ren och med lagom beska

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1207) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden with a lacy white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, peach, mango, and some more tropical fruits. Taste is light sweet and over-moderate bitter. Texture is a little oily, full bodied, lively carbonation and a long bitter, fruity finish. Had high hopes for this one and it did not let me down. Now, where can I find more of this stuff...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle. Golden color, moderate head, big citrusy aroma. Flavor is big hop presence with some nice flavor notes of citrus and resiny pine, with just the right amount of malt. Substantial on the palate, with a chewy quality that I like. Has a long pleasing bitter finish with some other good flavors hanging in there too. Manages to stay just on the right side of line for bitterness. I can see why this gets the rating it does; it’s a new favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2013
clear amber, white head with long retention and lacing. stone fruit, citrus, mango, flowers, caramel, tangerine, a slight bite. medium-heavy bitter, light sweet. medium body, slick feel, moderate carb

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