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RATINGS: 2273   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3020) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 26, 2010
Nice aroma of peaches, fruit, citrus, and a dank earthy hop aroma. The appearance is red/gold, white head, a little less red than usual. The flavor is caramel, light fruit, citrus, resin. Good, but not quite up to the promise of the aroma. The finish is an enduring rsin hop bittering, slight metal. Medium body, even a bit on the thin side. Not bad, definitely not up to the hype (this is so often true.)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours orange with thick white head. Unreal aroma of huge citrus hops. Taste is all hops and I love it. Thinner mouthfeel than expected. Could drink this all day.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
22 oz bottle poured into my snifter. A- Body is a nearly transparent bright orange hue that pours with a nice 1-2 finger creamy white head. Head subsides quickly leaving a thick collar and very little lacing in the glass. S-What comes through first is a perfect balance of sweet caramel malt and a blast of citrus hops. In the background is a slight spicy hop presence as well. T- Pink grapefruit, orange and citrus upfront with a substantial caramel malt backbone. The finish is all spicy hops as a big spicy hop bitterness blends with spicy hop flavors. At first the bitterness seems almost overbearing and prickly but after a few sips the spiciness really comes through more than the bitterness. P- Medium to high tingly carbonation and a medium-to light weight, full quite oily, smooth body. O- This brew is pretty awesome. Brews that emphasize the citrus/spicy hop combo are hard to come by and this one does an excellent job with it. Really happy that I had the opportunity to try this beer! Too bad it is a limited release. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-09-2009 15:05:02

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2010 I am pretty sure the bottle that I am drinking right now is much more fresh than the one I had previously, so here is my real rating, tasted from a bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours a super clear light orange with a huge white head that leaves spotty lace. The nose is super green hops with some citrus and resin with a solid caramel backbone and some hints of tropical fruits. The flavor is light malt up front, moving to bitter resin, citrus, and green hops. The bitterness is very intense, but remains enjoyable. The body is fairly light and somewhat sticky with average carbonation and a long bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (14431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear, light honey-gold with a subtle, white head. Big fruit aroma, with pineapple and apricot coming through strongly. Also some hints of pine. Very rich flavor. Somewhat juicy, reasonably sweet with just the right amount of bitterness. Not aggressive or abrasive. Notes of grapefruit on the tail. Medium in body, average to light carbonation. Finish is clean and long, with lingering grapefruit bitterness. Really nice. Strikes a sublime balance.

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (867) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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