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RATINGS: 2306   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
QuezXLV (411) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Maybe ts too cold, but there was not much of an aroma, but I did notice a hint of lemon peel. Definitely a good looking beer; amber body and slightly cloudy with lasting SUDS. Light on the palate. The taste is outstanding with something different than other IPA; almost a bit of smokiness to the hops. The hops are intense but not too overpowering. As far as IPAs goes, this one is up there with Bell’s Two Hearted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2012
This was a fantastic beer. The hop profile was fantastic bright and hoppy. Plenty of citrus and tropical fruits, a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2012
From The Hopster...crisp IPA notes of apricot grass pine smooth drinking very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
2012-09-15. Lightly hazy bright orange body, nice off-white/beige head. 3+ Pleasant hoppy flavour, lovely tangerine citrus and orange seeds. Perfect amount of bitterness throughout, very muted green leafy hop undercurrents. 8++ Hoppy aroma, modest citrus and leafy green touches. 7+ Average plus to medium bodied palate is fairly carbonated and suits the beer well. 3+ Very nice IPA! Bottle via trade with cfrancis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (551) - El Cajon, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours an orange color with medium head. Nose is peach, pineapple, citrus and pine. Flavor follows the hose, with a bitter hop finish. A very good summertime brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nj_BierMaven (117) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Had this on tap 3 weeks ago, pouring from the bottle as I taste tonight. Equally enjoyable from the bottle, orange-lemon aroma that translates to a somewhat piney flavor, I’m thinking Simcoe hops in here somewhere. Clear golden color in the glass, carbonation and viscosity add up to all you’d want in an IPA, not as thick as some Imperial IPAs but approaching that slightly thicker mouthfeel. Not a "session" IPA, a bit of a palate-wrecker, so best to reserve to end of the evening or better yet, just enjoy it on a night when you’re just ready for ONE exceptional beer. Because YES this one is worth the 100-point rating, outstanding effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2436) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Trade from StefanSD, thanks buddy. Clear amber body with a large frothy white head. Aroma is peach, mango, citrus, hops. Flavor is lots of bitter hops, peach, mango, lemon, grapefruit, pine needles, fresh wet newly cut grass. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2902) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pours a cloudy medium orange color with almost no head. Very nice fruity and malty aroma. Lots of peaches, apricots, lemons, oranges, and pineapples come out. Taste is very nice blend of all the aromas and backed up by a decent amount of malt. Moderate bitterness in the middle helps to balance the sweet fruit. Spicy finish brings out flavors of peppercorns and more citrus. Slightly bitter in the finish too. A very good IPA. Lots of flavor packed in, nice amount of bitterness, decent complexity. Highly recommend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2015 1) Tap, Church Key, San Francisco, 16/08/12. Wild green, deeply stewed and spliff-like aroma approaching a 10. Rasping, enamel-stripping grapefruit softening into tropical fruit and Darjeeling. Simcoe and lots of it? Mad, balanced and sampled to Tom. FAR too good to leave in your cousin’s fridge 7000 miles away. 2) Can from Leicester BrewDog. Fat honey pour with clouds of lace. Floral honey and herbal aroma with peach liqueur, grapefruit, pine, rosemary and Jelly Tots. Slick lemon infused sponge sweetness to the fore swiftly demolished by resinous pine, sun baked conifer, almost lavender, mandarin jelly. lean chaffy backdrop of malt. balance bob on with neither an excess of sweetness or bitterness. Really beautiful 848417.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cdhenry07 (4) - Riverview, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2012 does not count
The citrus flavors really pop in this beer, but not too overpowering. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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