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RATINGS: 2471   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopsythe (46) - - FEB 17, 2013
Growler fill from local mart. Aroma is huge floral of citrus, grass and golden malts, a lot of citrus. Taste of tropical fruits soaked in orange and lemon. The sweetness complements the bitterness so well. Can see my self cashing this growler tonight. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
drsordr (2060) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle pour. Big pine hop nose with a hint of citrus. Mango and evergreen hop with big bitterness. Balanced by a nice sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2682) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Draft at CWBF - pours dark gold with offwhite head. Cat urine nose. Grapefruit flavor. Quite bitter. Caramel under note. Light sweetness. Mid-full body. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2849) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Vigorous pour from bottle to balloon glass. Pillowy head that decreases to a steady thin foam. Prefect IPA orange. Lacing paints the glass on the way down. Crisp clean finish. Near prefect bitterness for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
I love this beer. Great crisp, citrusy hops throughout. An excellent example of the SoCal IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pianotu (67) - USA - FEB 13, 2013
Wonderful nose--so fragrant and with the taste to match. Very balanced yet exudes great character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tonypelaez (3) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
On tap at the Yard House in Northridge. Aromas of mango, and peach that dissipated quickly. Very smooth bitterness with a sweet peachy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3389) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Bottle from Nathaniels. 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 stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2696) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, grapefruit, loads of floral hops, tropical fruits , pine and resin. Strong bitter finish with fruits and resin. Magnificent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Strangely cheesy nose with only a small amount of hoppy freshness coming through. Pours steady gold with a fluffy beige head. The flavour is where it comes into its own - spicy, peppery hops with some melon, some kiwi, some candy and some lemon peel. A bot of paprika and coriander round it off and a big fat buttery mouthfeel provides the balance. Very nice.


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