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RATINGS: 2350   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 16/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Clear orange with big, creamy, off-white head / Muted, sweet nose of pine, orange, and peach / Medium body, creamy but some bite, lightly sweet, malty with good balance and bitter finish / Flavors of orange, peach, apricot,grapefruit, pine, and spun sugar / A good, big, solid ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (588) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle. Aroma was quite fruity, citrus, peach, mango I picked up in addition to floral. Appearance is orange golden medium-full off-white head. Light sweet taste. Medium-light malt body, texture on the thin side, mild bitter finish. Smooth finish mixing hop and malt. Not my favorite IPA, but definitely one of the better ones out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Pours orange with white head.... Aroma is odd..hints of fruit and cake batter... taste is totally diffrent.. Smooth caramel pine. Very well made... Will get again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. Orange colored pour with a medium to large sized foamy off white head. Notes of caramel, flowers, citrus, and green hops. Smooth and long lasting. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BryceL (5) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2012 does not count
Pours a nice golden straw color with a one finger head. Very clear. Head reduces to a thin layer that persists throughout. Great citrus hop aroma with grapefruit notes. Solid hop bite that is balanced by a gentle malt backbone. Overall a great hop forward IPA that is one of the top on my list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baadnewsbear (17) - - MAY 28, 2012
12oz bottle at ballast point. Pours thin with a finger of head. Head disappears pretty fast. Golden yellow appearance small steady bubbles. Taste definitely has bite. Hops, citrus, grapefruit, with a slight alcohol taste. Piney on the back end. Pallet is light and somewhat smooth. Overall great beer. I wish this was easily attainable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4570) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Great looking orange clear pour. Floral citrus grapefruit pine and hopppy taste. Well balanced. Almost a perfect beer in my opinion! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2012 Draft. Hazy gold with a small frothy head. Very nice full flavored IPA. Nice dry citrus notes from the hops. Lots of citrus with. Mid to light roasty flavors. Lemon grass. Cinnamon. Dark wildflower honey. Fresh watercress. Somehow crisp and syrupy at the same time. Well blended. Hop bitterness throughout but a soft enough finish. Nice. Nice. Nice. A must try!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2012
beautiful light aromatic citrus hops. The bouquet of hops is my favorite characteristic-slaps you in the face. Extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (1666) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2012
The Beer, the Myth, the Legend. After waiting/searching 2 years for this brew, I finally got my mouth on it. Great IPA! Wonderful citrus notes in the nose and in the taste. Nice sticky white lacing. Beautiful orange-gold color. A must have to Hop Heads.

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