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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn (2021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours hazy amber with white lacing. Noseful of all kinds of fruits: dark, tropical, and citrus. Taste is wonderfully balanced: huge fruity and pine hop flavour with a lovely sweetness. Perfect bitter finish that creeps up on you over time. Velvetty smooth mouthfeel. This beer makes me a happy man. Why can’t all IPAs be this good?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle at Bishops Arms in Örebro and also later on through a friend. Hoppy and fruity smell, very fresh. Very fruity taste with tropical fruits, mango and similar. Awsome beer. Very easy to drink. One of the absolutely best IPA:s I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2015 On tap at Blue line Pizza. Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma of push, tangerine, some pungent hop and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some orange, floral and pungent hop. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
On tap. A lightly hazy dark golden beer with a reddish hue. A finger thick white head leaves curtains. The aroma is certainly peachy, with pine cones and a little malty touch. Some sweetness in the flavor, well balanced by the bitterness. The bitterness wins... peaches and pine cones too. Full body, soft carbonation, slightly warming. Bitter and fruity finish. Quite lovely this one. 130808

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ROGUE (2200) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2013
12oz bottle and on tap. Poured a golden orange honey color with thick foamy white head that retains well. Aroma is a mixture of citrus, mild sweet malt, and floral hop notes. Taste is like eating a grapefruit with a slight grassy bitterness followed by semi sweet malt profile. The alcohol is well masked in the flavors with a crisp mouthfeel and medium to light body. Carbonation is nicely balanced, while retaining a creamy feel. Great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
12oz bottle pour. Light golden orange with about a finger of sudsy head. Citrus aroma. Taste of grassy and citrus hops with a solid malt presence. Pretty decent amount of bitterness. Killer lacing left behind. This was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (876) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
12 oz draught at Library Alehouse Santa Monica. Pours dark, clear copper. Aroma of peach, citrus, lavender, pine. Flavor is citrus, pine. Slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1725) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Pours a golden color with fluffy white head. Hop, citrus, pine and malt aromas. Big citrus hop flavor with notes of pine and malt. Medium light body and a hoppy citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fezzy (105) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Aroma is citrusy hops, pine, a bit of malt, and musty mango. A taste reveals bright mango rather than musty, and lots of clear, strong notes of the other elements on the nose. Lots of cleanly bitter hops keep this nicely drinkable, although the caramel malt backbone (which is an appreciated note, generally speaking) does feel a bit sticky on the finish. Overall, a super tasty hop-extravaganza that will surely keep me coming back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozarkspops (368) - - AUG 3, 2013
Thick off white head. Mostly clear golden amber pour. Big aromas. Tons of citrus, grapefruit, apricot, peach, and some pine. Flavor is also very full flavored. Peach, mango, grapefruit, lemon, and some pine. A slight caramel malt backbone as well. ---Rated via iPhone

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