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RATINGS: 2226   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18139) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Hazy gold beer. Hoppy nose. Dry palate - soft. Pleasant hops - a little spicy. Dry soft finish. Perfectly good but forgetable beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mitchgt (65) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2010
First night in rented Decatur digs. Welcome to Emory. Marking the moment with this promising bottle, a cool sendoff, compliments of darn1207. A bomber. Pours golden amber orange, not cloudy yet opaque. Snow white head. Attractive. Amazing nose, all floral hops and citrus fruits. Really a great smelling brew. Light-medium bodied, slightly watery mouthfeel. Grapefruit, orange, mango, pineapple. Clean bitter aftertaste. Delicious. Nice lacing as she goes. Apricot emerges as she warms a bit. A beautiful balanced IPA that doesn’t try to kick your ass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
22oz Bomber. Pours a medium golden color with a slight haze. A short head leaves some scattered lacing in my Alesmith shaker glass. Pungent hop aroma with notes of pine, bubblegum and nectarines. Body is medium and slick with a biting bitter finish that lingers. Flavor is quite balanced and reminds me of Hop Devil in that respect. Quite bitter and hoppy with a good balance of malts. Overall a really great IPA!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15868) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle courtesy of tarheels86 - thanks! Bright amber color, large off white head, great lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine needles. Taste is light citrus and flowers. Light body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Served from bottle into a Spaten mug. Pours a nice golden color with a two finger frothy head that subsides to one finger slowly. Maintains nice lacing throughout. The aroma is comprised of an excellent sweet hop note. The flavor is of pine, spicy hops, and a hint of malt. It has medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this is the second time I have had this brew but the last time was prior to reviewing brews. I am glad I was able to get my hands on it again so I could relive my previous experience. You NEED to try this one if you are an IPA fan. No excuses... Believe the hype.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beernovice39 (3269) - Montana, USA - JUL 9, 2010
A hazy gold pour with a medium white head. Scent of piney hops. Fantastic fruity and bitter blend, dry finish. Wonderful and possibly my new favorite IPA!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 A clear golden pour with medium carbonation in the body and a beautiful topographic white frothy head. The aroma holds nectar fruits and gratuitous pine. Mango, pineapple, mandarin orange, apricot, and a slight caramel malt all come through definitively. Pretty much every hop facet is covered in this dank wonder of a brew. The flavor blasts me with resinous evergreen at first, but that quickly changes to apricot, nectarine, mango, and mandarin. The malt character is light, which I really like here. The palate is super crisp and resinous without being smacking. An incredible rendition of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Light Golden honey color, just very slightly cloudy with small head that lasts and just a little lacing on Tap at Mad Mex. Very nice full mouth with all kinds of hops for good balance. Funky aromatic mop tastes and of course a great bitter clean finish 2011 Bottle every bit as good except lacing was great too. 6/14 On tap light golden color and seemed not as big. still a good drink

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle from PeteinSD
Awesome aroma dripping of resinous hop oils. The flavor is a little lighter than the aroma and has some more fruit than the aroma would lead you to believe. Grapefruit surrounded by cannabis. A DIPA aroma with a lighter IPA flavor and body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bhightow (24) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
citrus, floral, orange, golden, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,

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