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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Multiple samples @ Empire Brew Fest. Golden orange with a thin white head. Hoppy aroma, pineapple, mango, pear and peaches. Flavor is just has great as the aroma. Flavor is tons of hops and has a great pale malt backbone, little sweetness, to help balance all the fruity hops. The taste is juicy fruits with light touches of pine. Solid bodied full and rich palate with just a hint of creaminess. Nice lingering bitterness. I would order this on draft in a heartbeat!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Pours a clear golden with a creamy, white head that sticks and leaves good lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and piney hops. Solid malt backbone with medium bitterness. Light bodied with a decent length bitter finish. Solid, but not one of the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sitzds (318) - - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 From 22oz bomber with best by date of 8/25/20. Grapefruit and licorice aromas. Creamy head with good lacing. Citrusy start with bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle: Dull copper color with a smallish sandy head. Decent bits of sticky lacing. The aroma immediately wins me over; fresh citrus and pine, the sense that a hop assault is lurking. The flavors are strong, citrus, florals, and very light pine. Nicely balanced and it really drinks quite smooth. Fine stuff. Thanks Jeremy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (633) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with white head that dissipates. Piney hop aroma. Nice hop flavor that isn't too overwhelming or boozy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (904) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Light brown/golden pour with half inch of white head. Aroma of bright lemon and orange citrus hops and zest, mellow yeast and some powdery floral hops too. Higher than average carbonation, slightly numbing, oily but thin mouthfeel. Sour on finish. Taste is robust and well blended between malt and hops but a bit on the bitter side. Serious carmel taste from malt and floral and pine hops. The blend causes a complex melon and/or apricot complexity. Good IPA but a bit overpriced to me, not exactly sure what the fuss is about.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nische (1920) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2013
Very hoppy but yet perfectly balanced. Fresh hoppy citrus aroma and taste without becoming too dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ccex (1200) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a hazy orange with small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma made me say WOW: lots of apricot, pine, citrus and floral hops. Taste is bitter with some roasted malts coming out near the end, but with a bitter finish. Body is medium with a crisp mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This is the most memorable IPA I’ve tried in many months. Looking forward to the next one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 Great Beer. It had a very strong hop aroma. Tasted great with a very strong floral aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demondeacon09 (60) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into short wine glass. Light orange color with a small head that dissipates quickly. Enticing aroma of citrus apricots and zest with a hint of pine. Tastes great- orange, and hoppy citrus burst out of this one. Yum An IPA that deserves its high rating ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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