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RATINGS: 2545   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 650 ml bottle.
Pours a copper colour with a small white head on the edges. Aroma of strong citrusy hops, passion fruit and toffee. Flavour of strong bitter hops, caramel malts, citrus, toffee and passion fruit. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a very long, bitter and fruity finish. Awesome IPA. 8-4-8-4-16 4.0

Draught @ City Beer Store, San Francisco @ 10/2012.
Very fresh. So much fruitiness. Excellent drinkability. Even better. 8-4-9-4-17

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9380) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
65 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 31.12.2010. (8+3+8+3+15)
Pours clear golden colour with medium head. Aroma of hoppy exotic fruits, goose berry bush, mild caramel notes, grass, floral notes. Flavour of exotic fruits, grass, mild toffee notes, herbs and some berries. Crisp and refreshing brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8084) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 65 cl bottle @ home, no BBE info
Aroma is rather strong with flowery hops, gooseberry bush and some exotic fruits. Flavour has lots of flowery hops with gooseberry bush, some fruits and hints of sugar. Good, refreshing and not too sweet.

35,5 cl bottle @ Vastarannan Kiiski
Aroma is fruity and hoppy with peaches, grapefruit and passionfruit. Flavour has grapefruit, aggressive hops and some peaches. Qute as good as I remembered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
660ml bottle from City Beer, San Francisco, CA

Pours light orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of fresh and fruity hops, caramel malts and floral notes. Taste of fresh hops with floral notes, malts, caramel, toffee and fruits. Dry, bitter and hoppy finish with fruity notes. Well balanced and tasty IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
Pours a light amber colour, almost golden, clear and with a frothy white head. Strong grapefruit and orange aromas, with subtle hop scents too. Taste is bitter with little sweetness, a pretty good balance for an IPA. Lighter body, creamy and smooth on the palate, with lively carbonation. A very strong IPA overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewBoxer (2596) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Draft/bottle$ I’ve had it plenty of times, rating it now off both. Copper shiney brown color with light head and lacing that lasts on the sides of glass. Sweet, smooth, peachy and delicious. Great perfectly balanced west coast ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 Re-rate. Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy orange with a medium sized white head, great retention, big bubbles. The aroma is very floral, has some grapefruit, pine, lemon, some spicy notes. The taste on this blows the style away. The bitterness is hard to describe as there is such a complex hop bill. There is a nice citrus balance that fades to more bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle shared by ? At abraxas. Golden with slight haze. Resinous, dry floral hop aroma is intriguing. The nelson sauvin white wine quality is predominent and nice. Body is chewy in a good way. The balance is great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
msindall (12) - Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Stringing the senses of hops, fruits, and sweet flowers. It appears as a darker honey color. The taste is of hops but with a twist of a lemony acid sting. Encoats the palate is hops and the flavor stays even after the drink is gone. Overall, this beer is great on a warm summer day and you just need something to drink to refresh yourself.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
translucent gold with a thick dense head. medium-full body with high carbonation.

aroma: bright citrusy apricot slight-pine hops, sweet pale malt with a rather helles-like character.

taste: grassy piney hop bitterness, a definite woody note, pale malt, mild minerality, and a touch of yeastiness.

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