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RATINGS: 2472   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 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 (3881) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 Can 355ml @ Hotel room, Fairfield Inn, Flushing, NY
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long light malty, slightly dry, bitter, pine, citrus and grape finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Bottle 650ml @ Craft Bar, New York, NY
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and grape. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long fruity kind of dry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [8 3 8 4 16 = 3.9 7/9/2011]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
galensmith (29) - Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear golden-yellow with a thick white head. Considerable hop and citrus aromas. Citrus, spice, and floral hop tastes make way for a very long, bitter finish, although the flavors continue to resonate long after the beer has passed down the gullet. Very delicious, although I prefer the balance of their Big Eye. Not sure it lives all the way up to the "100/100" label, but easily one of the better IPAs I have tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2011
(bottle - 22 oz) Slightly hazy orange pour with a very thin white head and mild carbonation. Very sweet and fruity hop aroma. Lots of citrus notes. Flavor is mild, a lot milder than I thought it’d be, with a sweet and slightly grapefruity flavor. Finishes with a very light bitter peppery note with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
yuenglingbeck (6) - - JUN 24, 2011 does not count
i absolutely love ipa’s and this is my favorite by far- i buy this one every pay day

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1365) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Thanks to Chipalsa for the bottle share! Magnificent aromas of grassy/herbal notes and solid grapefruit/pine hoppiness. Pour was hazy and had quickly dissipating head and thin lacing. Flavors were well balanced leaving a hoppy citrus and pine flavor on the tongue with caramel malts settling in as well. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (2183) - Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Crushed at GABF ’10. Was so excited to sample this beer. It did not disappoint. An almost perfect example of an IPA. Packed with flavor. Citrus and grapefruit abound. One hell of a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6673) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Draft. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was citrus, lemon notes. Aroma was less like an IPA and a bit more like what I’d expect a pale ale to be like, not to say that’s a bad thing - just an observation. The flavor was mild, very smooth, I had heard that this beer was phenomenal,. so I may have been a bit too amped up about it when I finally cracked into the beer. I got a bottle that I may have a different opinion about once I crack into it.

This is the beer’s 666 rating. Time to watch Exorcist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2800) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Tasting at the 18th Mondial de la bière, June 8, 2011. Honey blond, little head. Hop aroma with citrus and peach powerful and floral. Taste a little similar to the aroma, but less strong, good bitterness. Enjoyable, nothing more!

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