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RATINGS: 2352   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2329) - 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 (2314) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, 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 (1929) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (279) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Appearance-Clear deep golden a thick, white, long lasting head. Nice lacing. Aroma- Big sweet scent, honey,pine,fruity Flavor-Bitter hoppy bite, sweet malt,citrus,creamy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (792) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 Golden. Aroma is peach with superb clarity. Taste is peach, bitterness, mild floral - perfect! Good moderate level of bitterness. Palate is mild bitterness with great finish. Overall, best straight up IPA I’ve yet had. Wowzers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FalconsFever (40) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Great IPA. Well balanced, nicely bitter, and ver smooth crisp finish. San Diego brewery not available in Atlanta market. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle->SA. Hazy orange-gold with thick white head. Aroma: citrus and pine. Taste: predominantly pine with citrus peel. Great flavor and mouthfeel.

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