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RATINGS: 2266   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmsulliv (212) - - JAN 4, 2013
Wow. Very well balanced ipa with incredibly diverse hop flavors. Grapefruit, pine, very bitter tea. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Nice looking slightly hazy orange with decent white head. Aroma is dominated piney/citrusy hops. Flavors are much the same as the aroma. Firm malt body and aggressive, but pleasant, hop bitterness. Great example of a West Coast IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours a golden orange color with a finger length off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Smells of peach, mango, grapefruit, like an apricot, resin. Nice carmel malt backbone to it. Taste starts and finishes with lots of peach or apricot. Also starts with some mango and grapefruit. Slight bitterness. Then a good amount of carmel and bready malt shine through to balance it. The finish is a nice combination of fruity flavors from the hops: lots of apricot or peach, get some lemon, orange, grapefruit, mango, maybe some other tropical fruits. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation that gives it a refreshing finish. A creamy and resinous mouthfeel. A very balanced, flavorful, and drinkable IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Finally in Maryland!! Been waiting a long time for this one. 22oz bomber into a craft glass. The pour is a very clear, light golden color. Aroma makes my mouth water. Peach blasts the nose right away. I get citrus and tropical notes as well. Mouth is also blasted with peach right off the line. Solid hop bitterness throughout. Nice resin character and slight dryness in the finish. Superb IPA! Now I must find a way to try AleSmith’s.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radio_nowhere (1214) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 Glad these guys are in MD now! Bomber poured into snifter glass. Light golden-orange color with thin white head. Aroma is heavy pine/citrus hops. Taste doesn’t disappoint, nice hop bitterness with a fruity element balanced nicely with malt. Medium body, somewhat dry finish. Solid, waiting for the cans to get here.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pedrobud1 (1) - - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
I love IPA and this was the best IPA I have had. Great flavor, appearance, and aroma. Highly recommended

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
[4781-20120915] 341mL bottle. Resinous piney grain and light citrus hops aroma. Clear, dark orange body with a small long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter resin pine sap hops flavour finishes with a sweet tangy orange peel bitterness. Medium body. Delicious blend of bitterness and citrus and resin notes. (9/4/8+/4/17) 4.2
(w/ jercraigs)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - DEC 29, 2012
Even though I don’t play favorites Sculpin IPA could be my favorite. Its always tasty, I have it everytime I come to San Diego. I have had it 3 or 4 times now and never rated it, well here goes. Aroma is peach, mango, grapefruit and orange, theres alot there. Appearance is beautiful orange gold with a nice frothy head. Taste is only amazing, thats it. Bright punchy sparkling liquid gold, with hops at the front mid and back of your swig, followed by a beatifully citrus swallow. Palate is hoppy, spicy and very tasty. It leaves some hoppy residue but for an IPA lover this is bliss. Overall super awesome you have to try it. 5.0

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (572) - - DEC 28, 2012
Very nice IPA. Hoppy, but very balanced and not at all over the top in any way. Fresh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a bright golden color with a small white head. Aroma is very nice freshly citric and balanced well with the pine and dank notes, with a strong malt backbone. Flavor has a lot of the same, strong malt base, not too caramely with a nice soft orange citrus character. Mild to moderate bitterness. Good beer


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