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RATINGS: 2171   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nj_BierMaven (116) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Had this on tap 3 weeks ago, pouring from the bottle as I taste tonight. Equally enjoyable from the bottle, orange-lemon aroma that translates to a somewhat piney flavor, I’m thinking Simcoe hops in here somewhere. Clear golden color in the glass, carbonation and viscosity add up to all you’d want in an IPA, not as thick as some Imperial IPAs but approaching that slightly thicker mouthfeel. Not a "session" IPA, a bit of a palate-wrecker, so best to reserve to end of the evening or better yet, just enjoy it on a night when you’re just ready for ONE exceptional beer. Because YES this one is worth the 100-point rating, outstanding effort.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2295) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Trade from StefanSD, thanks buddy. Clear amber body with a large frothy white head. Aroma is peach, mango, citrus, hops. Flavor is lots of bitter hops, peach, mango, lemon, grapefruit, pine needles, fresh wet newly cut grass. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2551) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pours a cloudy medium orange color with almost no head. Very nice fruity and malty aroma. Lots of peaches, apricots, lemons, oranges, and pineapples come out. Taste is very nice blend of all the aromas and backed up by a decent amount of malt. Moderate bitterness in the middle helps to balance the sweet fruit. Spicy finish brings out flavors of peppercorns and more citrus. Slightly bitter in the finish too. A very good IPA. Lots of flavor packed in, nice amount of bitterness, decent complexity. Highly recommend.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7439) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
Tap, Church Key, San Francisco, 16/08/12. Wild green, deeply stewed and spliff-like aroma approaching a 10. Rasping, enamel-stripping grapefruit softening into tropical fruit and Darjeeling. Simcoe and lots of it? Mad, balanced and sampled to Tom. FAR too good to leave in your cousin’s fridge 7000 miles away.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cdhenry07 (4) - Riverview, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2012 does not count
The citrus flavors really pop in this beer, but not too overpowering. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gegrographer (21) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Draught, floral hop notes, crisp taste indicative of a nice fresh IPA, great beer overall

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffs515 (123) - Ogden, Utah, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Aroma is very citrus sweet grapefruit hopy floral cascade I also get some sort of sweet peach or apricot. Pours a copper color with lots of creamy off white foam. Leaves some lacing and has quit a bit of carbonation. Taste is sweet at first lots of grapefruit little malt and pine. Sits a little bitter towards the end. Some floral tones as well. Overall this is an amazing beer wish I could buy it for my every day beer. Damn it’s good! Thank you Brian.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
asmall (16) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 Great IPA! Smooth citrus bomb! Last longer than others that lose the kick.Right up there with the great IPAS! Close to perfect if fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2095) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle from GBBF 2012. Colour is rusty brown clear copper, white head. Nose is sweet caramel, marmalade, citrous fruit, grapefruit peel, orange drink, dab of pine. Taste is sweet bitter grapefruit, orange, prickly hops. Body is clear and lightish though, with a crisp prickly hop bite on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3372) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Caramel malt, pineapple orange hops aroma, quite tropical. Hazy golden with a small white head, nice sticky lacing. Resinous piney citrus hops and some caramel malt flavor. Full sticky body, slightly dry finish. Good, but I prefer more malt balance with my hops.


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