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RATINGS: 1825   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Crushed at GABF ’10. Was so excited to sample this beer. It did not disappoint. An almost perfect example of an IPA. Packed with flavor. Citrus and grapefruit abound. One hell of a beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Draft. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was citrus, lemon notes. Aroma was less like an IPA and a bit more like what I’d expect a pale ale to be like, not to say that’s a bad thing - just an observation. The flavor was mild, very smooth, I had heard that this beer was phenomenal,. so I may have been a bit too amped up about it when I finally cracked into the beer. I got a bottle that I may have a different opinion about once I crack into it.

This is the beer’s 666 rating. Time to watch Exorcist.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2448) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Tasting at the 18th Mondial de la bière, June 8, 2011. Honey blond, little head. Hop aroma with citrus and peach powerful and floral. Taste a little similar to the aroma, but less strong, good bitterness. Enjoyable, nothing more!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (2948) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Sample at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal). Golden body with low carbonation and a thick white foamy head. Sharp hoppy taste with strong melon/grapefruit hints. Its hoppy taste hides the alcohol pretty well and ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Very good example of IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (2912) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Sample, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 8 2011; eye: golden, clear, light effervescence, tiny ring of kaki head; nose: citrusy hops, grapefruit, orange; mouth: citrusy hops, grapefruit, orange, finale in bittering hops with presence of grapefruit, full body, good carbonation, rather bitter, mild astringency, grainy texture; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Échantillon, Mondial de la bière, savourée le 8 juin 2011; œil : dorée, claire, légère effervescence, petit anneau de mousse kaki; nez : houblon citrique, pamplemousse, orange; bouche : houblon citrique, pamplemousse, orange, finale en houblon amérisant avec présence de pamplemousse, corsée, bonne carbonatation, plutôt amère, astringence moyenne, texture granuleuse; en résumé : bien bon

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate orange, peach, mango, and grapefruit. It pours a mostly transparent amber with lots of sediment and a two finger off-white head. The flavor starts with moderate orange with a touch of peach and mango. The finish has moderate grapefruit with a touch of pine. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony (634) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Nice, bright hoppy nose with assertive citrus and resin notes. Bitterness on the palate is sharp and is backed by a decent malt presence. Really nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
On Nitro tap at brewery. Beautiful golden pour with thick, puffy, white head that only nitro can do. Nose is citrus, pine, and some tropical fruits. Taste follows the nose but the hops are dialed down a little compared to other IPAs. Mouthfeel is crazy good and creamy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (669) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Lots of lemony grapefruit and pine in the nose. Looking for a little more malt to balance all those hop flavors. Some honey up front in the taste. however the bitterness does not over power the taste. Clean and very dry finish. Very good. There could be a couple of IPAs I like better, but this is up there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bright gold pour with a thin white head that left a few spots of lacing. Bready aroma with a lot of pine and citrus hops, which lean more towards lemon and grapefruit. Flavor is very lemony, somewhat doughy, with a sharp pine bite. Light and crisp, pretty refreshing. Well carbonated. Lingering bitter finish that seems slightly abrasive. A good beer, no doubt, but I’m having trouble trying to figure out why this is highly rated. For the trouble you have to go through to get it, I’d rather have Pliny, or even Blind Pig.


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