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RATINGS: 1877   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (681) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Lots of lemony grapefruit and pine in the nose. Looking for a little more malt to balance all those hop flavors. Some honey up front in the taste. however the bitterness does not over power the taste. Clean and very dry finish. Very good. There could be a couple of IPAs I like better, but this is up there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bright gold pour with a thin white head that left a few spots of lacing. Bready aroma with a lot of pine and citrus hops, which lean more towards lemon and grapefruit. Flavor is very lemony, somewhat doughy, with a sharp pine bite. Light and crisp, pretty refreshing. Well carbonated. Lingering bitter finish that seems slightly abrasive. A good beer, no doubt, but Im having trouble trying to figure out why this is highly rated. For the trouble you have to go through to get it, Id rather have Pliny, or even Blind Pig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1282) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Aroma is citrusy hops, tangerine and lemon. Nothing but sweet goodness. The appearance is banana yellow, tiny bubbles of carbonation. Fluffy head; decent spotty lace. Very "pale." The flavor is citrus: tangerine, orange, lemon, hint of apple skins. Very sweet with just a hint of pale malts. Meshes beautifully. A touch of dry yeast at the finish. The palate is slightly fizzy and juicy. Very hefty finish. A little dry. (It reminds me of Rogue Yellow Snow, So. Tier Krampus.) This is a sweet, summery IPA and a damn good one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2011
22oz - Phenomenal representation of the style. Frothy head, orange liquid, bright hoppy flavors, bitterness balanced by malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 30, 2011
On tap a fathers office in culver city. Pours orange in color. Great citrus and hop taste. Super beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Sampled from the tap at Rattle N Hum. Poured a hazy orangish gold with a white head that dissiapted slowly to the edges. Aroma had a nice combination of citrus, grapefruit and backing pine and resin. Flavor had a more pine and grapefruit with the citrus and resin calming down a bit. Nicely balanced ipa.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with an orange tint and a medium white head. Aroma is fantastic of apricots, pineapple, grapefruit, lemons, and hops. Flavor is lemons, pineapple, grapefruit and pine. Medium body with a little heat. Great IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (721) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Pours light straw with thin white head. Really nice aroma of citrus. But the flavor is somewhat lacking. Not a lot of bitterness. Not bad just not a kick in the pants I thought the hops would be.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
On tap at Dublins Downtown Los Angeles. Pours out a hazy yellowish orange witha good head. Aromas of grapefruits, California hops lemon ppeels, a pineapple that has been picked too early and roasted malts. Tastes of intense hops at first which settles into a crisp bitterness. The citrus fruit flavors adds a refreshing quality to this beer. Nicely balanced with the malt sweetness providing the backbone. This brew finishes perfectly crisp and leaves a subtle bitter taste. One of my favorite single I P A s.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1098) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
pour almost tan yellow in colour and good lace. Can say that i dislike the aroma on this brew as it is very hoppy, pine cones and very west coast goodness.more of the same on the palate, very good length. Very full bodied, very nice, Id almost be tempted to call it a double.. Amazing.


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