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RATINGS: 2536   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (3249) - 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 (5754) - 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 (1535) - 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 (617) - - 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 (1323) - 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 (2281) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Clear orange with big, creamy, off-white head / Muted, sweet nose of pine, orange, and peach / Medium body, creamy but some bite, lightly sweet, malty with good balance and bitter finish / Flavors of orange, peach, apricot,grapefruit, pine, and spun sugar / A good, big, solid ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (644) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle. Aroma was quite fruity, citrus, peach, mango I picked up in addition to floral. Appearance is orange golden medium-full off-white head. Light sweet taste. Medium-light malt body, texture on the thin side, mild bitter finish. Smooth finish mixing hop and malt. Not my favorite IPA, but definitely one of the better ones out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Pours orange with white head.... Aroma is odd..hints of fruit and cake batter... taste is totally diffrent.. Smooth caramel pine. Very well made... Will get again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. Orange colored pour with a medium to large sized foamy off white head. Notes of caramel, flowers, citrus, and green hops. Smooth and long lasting. Very nice.

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