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RATINGS: 2500   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
southernolkart (55) - - OCT 28, 2012
Wow. What a tasty beer. Very complex hop character. Grapefruit an lemon with a light malt backbone. This one leaves a good taste in the mouth. Would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (609) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
Nice hazy orange with white head. Aroma is alot of sweet malts, orange, sweet fruits, tropical fruits, honey. Taste has a nice piney bitterness, grapefruit, caramel sweetness, orange, lemon, resin. A very nice IPA. THis bottle was enjoy by 10/24/12 so not sure how old the bottle is? Still an awesome IPA and I bet that it is even more awesome fresher! Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (703) - Delaware, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Orange, amber color..not very aggressive pour..into snifter leaving 1/2 finger head..what carbonation..great action that rises to the top in somewhat even rows..aroma of orange, mango, citrus dominant, quite juicy on the nose..hop juice..palate is very smooth and grapefruit heavy..almost like the bubble action is continually pushing up more waves and layers of hoppy ipa goodness...this is extremely drinkable and fresh.Solid dry finish..bitterness is spot on...glad that this is now available in MD..can see why this is one of the finest west coast ipaís..everything is so well done here hard to find any real flaws..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Look: Light shade of amber, 1.5 finger white head. Smell: Apricots, oranges, lemon, dank, mango, sweet note, smells like Iím going to enjoy this. Taste: Citrus, tropical fruits, grass, lemon peel, dank hops, powdery dry bitter finish. Feel: Medium-light body, soft carbonation. Overall: I enjoyed this brew very much. Very balanced. This brew is Worthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ercxi (1) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
resin, floral, citrus, golden, clear, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, oily feel, lively,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (5833) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2012
On draft at the lost dog cafe in mclean va. Pours a medium amber with a white head. Massive floral aroma. Apricot and citrus notes. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
From notes, at Craft Beer event in Puerto Rico. Cloudy amber orange colour. Aroma of citrus fruit, noticeable lemon, and some tart apples. Nice hop bitter and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kiwirevo (11) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 20, 2012
After seeing the other scores this beer hardly needs another recommendation, itís delicious, it could use a little more malt for my liking but that certainly is just me, great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 18, 2012
Aromas of summer fruits, mango, grass, pine. Centre is sharp zesty hops, followed by lush caramelized fruits, expanding back into a bitter finish. Soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carolinakev (6) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2012 does not count
Twelve ounce bottle pored into a small tulip glass. Nice two finger head. Red/amber color. Smells of sweet malt with citrusy lemon and mango. Tastes nice bite upfront with grapefruit and pineapple. Good medium mouthfeel. Overall, I really enjoy this beer. One of my favorite IPAs ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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