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RATINGS: 2537   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cdhenry07 (4) - Riverview, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2012 does not count
The citrus flavors really pop in this beer, but not too overpowering. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gegrographer (21) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Draught, floral hop notes, crisp taste indicative of a nice fresh IPA, great beer overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffs515 (123) - Ogden, Utah, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Aroma is very citrus sweet grapefruit hopy floral cascade I also get some sort of sweet peach or apricot. Pours a copper color with lots of creamy off white foam. Leaves some lacing and has quit a bit of carbonation. Taste is sweet at first lots of grapefruit little malt and pine. Sits a little bitter towards the end. Some floral tones as well. Overall this is an amazing beer wish I could buy it for my every day beer. Damn it’s good! Thank you Brian.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
asmall (16) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 Great IPA! Smooth citrus bomb! Last longer than others that lose the kick.Right up there with the great IPAS! Close to perfect if fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle from GBBF 2012. Colour is rusty brown clear copper, white head. Nose is sweet caramel, marmalade, citrous fruit, grapefruit peel, orange drink, dab of pine. Taste is sweet bitter grapefruit, orange, prickly hops. Body is clear and lightish though, with a crisp prickly hop bite on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Caramel malt, pineapple orange hops aroma, quite tropical. Hazy golden with a small white head, nice sticky lacing. Resinous piney citrus hops and some caramel malt flavor. Full sticky body, slightly dry finish. Good, but I prefer more malt balance with my hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10683) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Orange-pineapple caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Mildly sweet orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel, pine, quinine bitterness. Smells nice - malt flavor very subdued though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Very pretty clear gold pour with white head. Aroma is hoppy, quite fruity, lots of mango, pineapple, with some very light resinous notes, spruce, lemon also. Taste is bitter, dry palate, everything a good IPA should be. The hops come out tasting quite fruity, almost adding a sweet honey-nectar like flavor. Delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Absolutely amazing IPA. Super hoppy in both taste and smell, but without the balance a lot of brews strive for. This is one of those beers that will kick you in the ass and say "I’M AN IPA, DAMN IT!" As it should. Great beer. Glad I found this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
monkeychugg55 (1028) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Golden orange with a small head. The aroma is very citrusy, with orange and lemon. There is some caramel an pine resin as well as floral hops. The flavor has a nice sweetness to it that carries the hop flavors well. Some bitterness creeps in a 10seconds or so after swallowing. Nice body and balance. Super tasty too.

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