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RATINGS: 2546   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 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 (6385) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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 (2757) - 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 (1177) - Calgary, 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 (4192) - 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 (10972) - 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

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