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RATINGS: 2544   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3614) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (3016) - Helsinki, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
golden ale with hues of brown and orange. appealing aroma mainly of pollen, wood and citrus grapefruit that is represented exactly in the taste. some ivy as well, with a moderate body and powerful alcohol that burns or stings a little in the mouth. enjoyed only slightly chilled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrentBlack (10) - Adirondacks, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Very much like Firestone walker Union Jack. Yummy! I could easily drink a 6 pack....wish I could get this locally. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
glenD (31) - - FEB 7, 2013
One of the cleanest IPA’s on the market. Bottle pours a white fluffy head that sticks around for a bit, and laces well. The flavor is citrus fruit followed with a crisp hop finish. For a 7% ABV IPA this beer drinks like a session beer. It has great drinkability and will kick your d!#k in the dirt if you drink too many. Believe the hype and go buy a six pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alchymist (1) - - FEB 4, 2013 does not count
You can’t go wrong with this IPA. Great from start to finish. The citrus is well balanced with the hop. Use this as your standard for comparison.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Aroma - Citrus, lots of lemon rind and pineapple. Appearance - Creamy white head, hazy golden orange color. Taste - Lots of citrus up front, piney bitterness at the end. Overall - Very well balanced, full bodied bitter IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigirishphan (106) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
The crystal clear amber color. The nose was the one and only thing fell a tad short on this awesome brew. Loved the taste bud killing bitterness! No words can describe the hop flavor, perfect! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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