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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
zgaier (1882) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours a hazy golden orange with a white head and nice aroma of citrus and hops. Taste is of hops, citrus, and pine, while subtle, with a slight bitter, smooth finish. Very nice IPA, drinkable and great tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
richdorchak (16) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Ah, finally, an IPA that is really good. Seems a lot of the "hey lets make a brewery" brewers are producing things that are labelled IPA, but really taste like old stale hops! Donít get me wrong, you have a few out there that are making some really great IPAs and this is one of them. Clean, fresh, bitterly hoppy, foamy, citrusy......hits all the marks! Really nice IPA!!! Iím drinking one now!!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2012
On tap, BrewDog Edinburgh. A fantastic IPA. Dark yellow/golden in colour, sweet pine and grapefruit aroma, taste is sweet, bitter, hoppy and delicious. A fantastically balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5253) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2012
22 ounce bottle from the Brass Tap, poured an range color, aromas of pineapple, tropical fruit, and light malt. Flavors are the same, with the malt playing nicely off the tropical fruit, and light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (3124) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
Dark yellow colour with creamy white head. Strong aroma of pine, grapefruit, honey. Taste is bitter, sweet, well balanced. A little thin on the palate. Overall, a great brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (5343) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
On tap at Good Dog with brewers for the Ballast Point takeover event. This version was double dry hopped with dank simcoe. Pours a hazy gold, creamy off white thick head and tons of awesome lacing. Aromas and taste of are insanely tropical, pineapple, cantalope, mango, apricot heavy citrus pine, some Buttery smooth mouth from the cask.
Earlier Rating: 1/25/2011 Total Score: 4.5
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Pours orange-gold with a thick, frothy white head. Aroma of hop resin, orange, pineapple, honey, Granny Smith apple, vanilla, caramel, and sweet malts. Fuller bodied; perfectly balanced with a juicy, tart, smooth mouthfeel. Slow-burning, crisp, carbonated finish. Outstandingly executed, outrageously delicious, incredibly satisfying Imperial IPA. Great west coast IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Golden color with a big beige head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops. Taste of sweet malts and resinous hops. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (587) - - JUN 6, 2012
Very nice ale, served on draft at a spot in San Diego. Medium fizz, light golden colour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scarletfire65 (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Auburn pour with a thin head. Aggressive aroma, very fruity, with notes of orange, pineapple, peach, and spicy hops. Light to medium bodied, thin palate, gentle malt, resinous hop profile, the finish is very long and dry, coats the mouth with a sticky pine hop shot. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2273) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours bright orange apricot color with a white soapy head that fades and leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma has a nice blend of pineapple and malt and some spruce. Taste is bitter grapefruit and citrus flavors with the malt really kicking in the finish. Palate has good carbonation and leaves a chalky dry finish. Very enjoyable! Would love to try again fresh!

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