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RATINGS: 2470   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bomber. Pours slightly hazy and bright orange with hints of yellow, topped with a 2-finger meringue-like off-white head. Nice retention, with rings of thick and creamy lacing left behind as the head recedes. The aroma is vibrant spicy pine, lemon and grapefruit peel, candied mango, and peach. The flavor is tart lemon peel, spicy pine and earth and dirt, and slight mango. Nice bitterness present initially and in the finish. Light to medium body and medium carbonation, slightly warming, and a bit tangy. Really tasty, I’m glad this showed up in town. [747]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Clear, dark golden pour. Great floral aroma. Resinous pine flavor, huge hop bite with a bitterness that lingers on the palate. Flavor that lets you know your drinking a beer! Freaking awesome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
[Bottle] Lightly hazed orangey amber hue, soft pillowy enduring foam. Sweet fruitiness to the hoppy aroma, orange and grapefruit, very aromatic. Plenty of hops on the palate, slightly dry orange at first followed by a mild, light biscuity malt then a big strong grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Deepngolden pour with a big white head. Aroma is huge with hops and very floral and citrus. Flavor is incredible with juicy hops, fruit, and very slightly sweet. One of thr best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap @ The Bruery Provisions Store. Pale orange pour with a nice white head. Lots of tropical fruit in the nose - mango and pineapple. Tastes as good as it smells with orange and other citrus - finish in quite bitter and lingered on my tongue for a while. Great West Coast IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6172) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Draft at Green Leafe. Mouth-watering pour. Deep bronze with a solid foam top. The initial sniff has the same effect -- well-rounded wet hops and pine. This drinks with a definite warmth, rife with acidic citrus. Slippery, oily mouthfeel. Wicked. (#4174, 7/17/2011).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
One of my favorite IPA’s. Pours hazy yellow with citrus notes up front. The palate shows deep hops with Grapefruit, citrus fruit and a nice light bitter finish that lingers but yet refreshes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kryon (2283) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2011
On bottle bought at the jug shop i SF. Pours golden with medium bodu. Aromas and taste of lemons, peach and mango is there. Also full of fresh hops. A very very good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (1000) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
Orangy yellow pour with small white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit. Taste of grapefruit and a sweet malty taste in the background. Nice mouthfeel and a bitter dry hop finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinvboyer (3876) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 Bottle, at le mondiale 2011. Typical orange pour, with a big frothy sticky head. Huge amounts of lacing. A huge hop, grapefruit punch to my senses. Piney resins, just a hop assault. Im glad i had this last before i left the mondiale for teh day, cause this destroyed my palate. Bit bitter hoppy finish, a hop heads wet dream.

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