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RATINGS: 1900   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrmartin (669) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Yellow pour white head grassy pine, grapefruit nose. fresh Pine and citrus dry taste. Bitter crisp finish. Perfect

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
can8ianben (1317) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Holy cow, this might be my new favorite beer. Smooth and delicious with a juicy grapefruit aroma. Oozes hops, and delicious IPA flavor. Incredible. VERY smooth drinking for such a big beer. If this were more readily available, Iíd drink it all the time. Near perfection in my book. Iíve never had anything better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
20100917 Bomber from Alís of Hampden. Nice surprise finally running into this beer, which Iíve been seeking for a while. Medium golden color with small but lasting creamy white head leaving clumps of foam on the glass. Aroma is tropical with a good dose of passion fruit, citrus, dandelion, and also some lightly sulfurous garlic. Body is a bit on the light side without much carbonation to help get it across the palate, but at least itís not sweet or sticky with malts. Weedy, sharply bitter with citrus notes, and some soft underlying bread crust sweetness. Nice balance while still showcasing the hops in this quaffable IPA. Surely a beer that would be super if very fresh.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2010
At a tasting: amazing aroma, strong guava, lychee, pinapple, peach, in the flavor the same but weaker, more citrusy and bitter - less hop flavor, good malty backbone, very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3417) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2010
At a tasting, thanks DSG, pours orange with a nice head, fresh aroma of pine, grapefruit, tangerine and lemons, feels dry with flavors of grapefruit, orange, quite bitter with a full body. Very refreshing IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5812) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Re-rate 2/22/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Daganís place. Thanks Dagan. Almost clear golden with medium white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus and some tropical fruits notes. Bitter flavor with decent fruity hops. Medium-bodied. Maybe slightly past its prime, but still a good IPA. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

Bottle sample at a tasting. Huge thanks Ambar for bringing me this bottle from the States! Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Incredible aroma of citrus and tons of fresh tropical fruits. Flavor has a bit of sweetness at first with some malt and then continues bitter and hoppy with tropical fruits, pine needles, and a bit of resin. Medium-bodied. Really good. 9/3/7/4/15=3.8

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wchesser (1166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 Sampled this again at GABF í10. Ratings stand...this thing just screams pink grapefruit pith to me from the nose through the finish. If you like this, these guys do the best one Iíve had as far as balancing it all out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Tap at Capones. Suprised I havent rated this since I have had many times. This was a good sample so worth rating this one I guess. Pours a light copper bright orange- some haze, massive white head sticky with sick lacing. Aroma is dank weed hops, columbus, pine, tropical notes, and resinous- very powerful with little malt to get in the way. Flavor is tons of hops, but doesnt get too slick or oily- light pale malt backbone, little sweetness, tons of green fresh hops, resinous, sticky, dank, low vegetal hints, and lots of citrus. Finish is sticky and resinous without getting slick- and malt profile is dry- very very easy to drink. Awesome.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (1704) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 10, 2010
At a tasting, thanks DSG, small stable head, hazy deep orange colour, flowery aroma with grapefruit, peach and pine, flowery soapy flavour with peach and a hint of alcohol, very strong bitterness but not completly out of proportion. A fair IPA.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
stonelis (38) - Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Poured a hazy orange with a thick 3 finger head. Nice lacing. Aroma is incredible, citrus and floral hops. Light to medium body. Light to medium carbonation. Good mix of grapefruit, mango and pine. Very drinkable. This just might be my favorite IPA yet.


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