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RATINGS: 2353   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle from GBBF 2012. Colour is rusty brown clear copper, white head. Nose is sweet caramel, marmalade, citrous fruit, grapefruit peel, orange drink, dab of pine. Taste is sweet bitter grapefruit, orange, prickly hops. Body is clear and lightish though, with a crisp prickly hop bite on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3594) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Caramel malt, pineapple orange hops aroma, quite tropical. Hazy golden with a small white head, nice sticky lacing. Resinous piney citrus hops and some caramel malt flavor. Full sticky body, slightly dry finish. Good, but I prefer more malt balance with my hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9468) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Orange-pineapple caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Mildly sweet orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel, pine, quinine bitterness. Smells nice - malt flavor very subdued though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4651) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Very pretty clear gold pour with white head. Aroma is hoppy, quite fruity, lots of mango, pineapple, with some very light resinous notes, spruce, lemon also. Taste is bitter, dry palate, everything a good IPA should be. The hops come out tasting quite fruity, almost adding a sweet honey-nectar like flavor. Delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (4220) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Absolutely amazing IPA. Super hoppy in both taste and smell, but without the balance a lot of brews strive for. This is one of those beers that will kick you in the ass and say "I’M AN IPA, DAMN IT!" As it should. Great beer. Glad I found this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
monkeychugg55 (973) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Golden orange with a small head. The aroma is very citrusy, with orange and lemon. There is some caramel an pine resin as well as floral hops. The flavor has a nice sweetness to it that carries the hop flavors well. Some bitterness creeps in a 10seconds or so after swallowing. Nice body and balance. Super tasty too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (682) - Newark, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours a golden orange with a nice off white head that fades and leaves good lacing in the glass. Aroma is lots of mango and apricots, a bit of caramel malt. Taste is very bright and fruity with tons of apricot and a bit of mango, bitter hops and then some sweetness then more hops cleanse the palate, good ipa but stone ipa is still way better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Liquid gold with a little reddish amber. The citrus and grapefruit punch you in the nose first. Medium boddied with smooth carbonation. Grass, wet hay, grapefruit and lemon assault your tongue and lead the battle against boring brews. This is a great IPA. Very drinkable becasue it isn’t obnoxiuosly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
Clear golden pour that gives half finger of white foam, that quickly dissipates to a persistent ring of lacing. Sugar & lemon aroma, with some grassy notes. Big piney taste on a sugary caramel backbone with a slight copper/metallic finish. Low carbonation with medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
I enjoyed this one, but it was different than i expected. cloudy appearance. has a very apricot/peachy sweet flavor with a big load of dry hop in the finish. i think its just personal taste, because obviously this is a well made beer, but i prefer my IPAs more on the bitter and dry end of the spectrum while this one is more bright and zingy while still having some IBUs. I will have to revisit someday, as i’ve only had one 22oz bomber, but as it stands I prefer their Big Eye to this one.

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