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RATINGS: 2352   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3863) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
On tap at the Hopping Pig. Golden beer with a sticky white head. Big candied orange peel nose with hints of peach. This is a big juicey, hoppy IPA with grapefruit peel, peach, pineapple and hop resin. Long bitter hop resin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3088) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained white head, with minimal lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 7) body..........nose is pine, grapefruit, hints of apricot, pineapple, hint of toffee/caramel.......taste is heavy pine, grapefruit peel, hints of toffee/caramel, apricot, pineapple, finishing with a moderate biter bite.....mouth feel medium, carbonation high adding spritz. This is obviously a "Left Coast" IPA. It is redolent of hop aromas and flavors with the bitterness nicely balanced back by the malts. This is a cleansing, refreshing, delicious confection. BJCP8/3/15/4/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2012
Draught at Monkey Paw. Clear, light amber/golden liquid with firm medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, blackberries, fresh hops, mango, weed and biscuit. Very well balanced. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of simcoe hops, fresh hops and mango. Drinkable. Meidum bodied with medium carbonation. Stellar IPA. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DogfishFred (36) - - JUL 12, 2012
Listen, 950+ ratings can’t be wrong. You won’t get any complaints if you bring this home.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawthorne00 (3050) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2013 Bottle. Amber with a white head that laces well. Aroma of lemon, kumquat, stone fruits, pineapple. A little oily, but pretty light-bodied. Taste is barely sweet, but quite fruity, with stone and tropical fruits; lemon. Crisp finish with a fair bit of bitterness (although a little more wouldn’t have hurt). Alcohol is dangerously well-hidden. Not interesting to drink, just very good. [4]

A bunch of these about 6 weeks old, if the bb is 150 days. A little more complex than before with some citrus flowers in there with the rest. Probably better within a fortnight, but this is very lovely indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 First rating
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Slight bit hazy honey color, small white head. Hoppy, some cheese scent. Hoppy, bitter, some malt taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

Bottle at Monk’s Café Sveavägen, on December 9, 2013.
Hazy golden color, small white head. Sweet, malty, caramel, hoppy scent. Sweet, malty, caramel, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium7/3/7/3/13= high bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdrinker79 (1810) - Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy golden with a nice dense two finger head that has duration. Aroma is resinous oily hops, some citrus, but mostly piney resinous hops. The taste is sweet light malt with a wallop of piney bitter hops, now this is an IPA, bold and in your face hops, yet light enough malt to be massively drinkable, there is a nice fruity character to it without it being fruity too, if that makes any sense. I loved this beer, one of the best IPA’s I have ever had, man I love beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
matt7215 (2272) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
bomber shared by phirley. orange with a lasting off white head. big hoppy aroma with backing malt. huge complex flavour, wave of hops progressing from hop flavour to long dry bitterness. the malt provides structure but lets the hops lead. lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (3840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 Bomber shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours tiny hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and hoppy fresh with mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, grapefruit juice, fresh grass, orange zest, pineapple, lemon grass, dry soil, straw, lime leaves and mandarin oranges. Taste is tiny sweet and very fresh with grapefruit juice, lemon zest, orange zest, freshly cut grass, green grapes, unripe mango, lemon grass, lemon balm, gooseberries, pine and unripe plums. Mouthfeel is round, slightly oily bitter, slightly watery and light bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with grapefruit juice, orange peal, lemon zest, grass, pine and grape zest. Incredibly balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (15333) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Golden beer with a nice white head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pineapple, grass, mango, pine, apples, grapes, metal, pear. Hoppy flavor, fruity, grapefruit, citrus, lemongrass, perfume notes, pineapple, sourish, mango, pine. Bitter citrus finish.

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