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RATINGS: 2514   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Pours a burnt orange with gold highlights and a good sized white head, plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma is definitely on the fruity side of hoppy with mango, orange, lemon, and a subtle pine but not much. Definitely fresh and inviting. The flavor shows a bit of malt as well with some biscuit, breadcrust and caramel, but itís the citrusy hops that dominate. Finishes very flavorful with a well managed bitterness and flavors of toast, grapefruit, orange, and nuts? I dunno. Mouthfeel is easy going and unassuming yet gets good points for that. Great beer that maybe didnít wow me, but I can recognize excellence when I drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmkay (51) - - JUN 29, 2012
Had this beer in Dallas. Sharp amber color and good level of hops. Pair up nicely with fish and chips. Nice citrus taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2012
65cl, American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, complex bitter brew, bitter/fruity and slightly sweet, very balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours a rusty amber orange with a nice head. Nose is citrus, tropical fruits and pine. Taste is full of flavor, not terribly bitter and finishes smoothly on a sweet note. Alcohol well masked, drinks as a lighter IPA with a lower ABV. Quite nice from a great microbrewer. Quaff Score 9 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
zgaier (1884) - 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 (5265) - 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 (3197) - 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 (5486) - 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

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