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RATINGS: 2525   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1607) - Nevada, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with a thin sticky foam. Smells like apricot, hay, and pine. Nice spicy hop flavor with some malt and light fruit. Finish is dry and refreshing. One of the best IPA’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3924) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Pours a hazy golden orange with good off-white head and moderate lacing. Aromas of citrus and piney hops, sweet maltiness, and slight lemongrass qualities. Taste is piney resins, citrus hops, bittersweet finish. Great IPA, hopefully I can find it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
snavelz (3) - Aliso Viejo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012 does not count
Fantastic beer. Just the right amount of hops that lingers in your mouth ninutes after taking a sip. Very easy drinkability, light yet hoppy, not filling and with notes of orange and grapefruit. Even a non-IPA lover would love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EinStein (52) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Had at Brewzilla during Cleveland Beer Week. Floral and citrus notes, just the right amount of bitterness. Finished nicely, very solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dojken (487) - - OCT 29, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Bra balans med fin god arom med frukt o citrus. Beskan ligger bra i munnen med lång eftersmak. Detta är utifrån att vara en Ipa en mycket bra sådan.

   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 (613) - Linköping, 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 (745) - 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 ipa’s..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 I’m 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,

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