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RATINGS: 2228   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2010
pours dark golden with white head. aroma is citrus with a hint of pine. mouthful is a great easy drinking citrus. how yummy is this??? sooo nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (865) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Strong grapefruit character and hoppy, but somehow possesses a more refined taste than some of the other beers I’ve had. Quite tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
valetudo1904 (4) - California, USA - APR 17, 2010 does not count
Pours up a deceptively light orange/gold. Nose is greeted by strong notes of grapefruit, citrus rind, and pine. Taste is expectedly grapefruit-y with very little bitterness, and some solid malt flavors to close things out. Spectacular IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle: Poured a bright yellow orange with and off white head, decent nose of lemon and orange, flavor was of citrus, pine, and some sweet malt.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreaperguru (251) - santee, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
Pours a light golden orange with a nice white head.The aroma is a nice fruity and citrus hops.The flavor is of a grapfruit citrus and a little malt.The finnish is nice and clean.Very refreshing.Overall a great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2010
Yellow-orange pour with a white head. Aroma of fruity hops-pineapple and mango. Can’t wait to taste it. Taste is a sweet sticky hop explosion. Nice balance of malt, hops and flavor. A very tasty IPA. Nice aftrtaste. OK lacing. The flavor lingers well after the drink is gone. Yeah!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2010 Bomber. Pours a clear, light golden-orange with one finger off-white head. Awesome aromas here. Nose of floral, pine, orange, resin and honey. Thin lace. Light carbonation.Taste similar to nose; citrus, pine and resin with a decent malt backbone. Not too bitter or hoppy. The taste is just short of the aromas. Medium finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2010
Hazy dark gold pour with a bright white head. Big Earthy hop nose that foreshadows what is about to come. Great taste...grassy hops are built up by a good malt backbone. Citrus and bitter hop flavors tag along but don’t overpower. The malt body gives the beer a really nice mouthfeel. I described this beer to joebussard as "A poor man’s Pliny." Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2010
Moderate Citrus hop aroma with light amounts of pine and floral. Hazy orange color with a large white head. Super strong bitter taste throughout. Bitterness fades ever so slightly in the finish. Clean palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2010
Pours a hazy orange with a large foamy white head. Aroma is piney hop with lots and lots of citrus. Flavor is citrus hops pine, grasses and floral with some spices. Finish is a nice bitter hop. Excellent.


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