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RATINGS: 2228   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmbrewing (6) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015 does not count
A smell of fruits, a hint of alkohol with a nice bitterness. A really solid brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (550) - FRANCE - JUL 16, 2015
On tap in Chicago-- Pours clear golden with thin white head. Nose is skunk and mint. Aromas are clearly weed, grass, citrus. Oily texture, average carbonation. Long bitter finish. Very great stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (375) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle (22oz $7): I get mostly pine and not much citrus taste from this, Then there is a slow build to a fair amount of bitterness that lingers and almost turns to metallic tasting. Good, but not going to be a regular.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Colin233 (2) - - JUL 14, 2015 does not count
Great California IPA perfectly balanced hops! One of the best I have had! And the grapefruit is better!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Axile (32) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Flaska från SB. Orange färg med vitt skum. Doftar grapefrukt, granbarr och citrus. Smakar mango, grapefrukt, granbarr och aprikos. Torr avslutning med en alldeles lagom beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
youdictategood (415) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle to tulip. No detailed notes on this one - good, bright, citrus-y IPA with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (426) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Can, slightly cloudy golden amber, decent creamy white head. Aroma pale malt and juicy citrus. Flavor is creamy orange and salty spruce, with citrus rind bitter finish. Yet another classic west coast IPA profile, but the palate on this is nice and rich, carbonation just short of bright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALLOVATE (2621) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2015
One I’ve been waiting to try for some time. News of a fresh batch hitting Perth and off I go! At just on cool and into a snifter it goes. Hazy, deep orange with a radiance that is embellished by the first sun we’ve seen here in weeks. Head is a soapy mess of white that daubs a thick lace. Nose is on the drier side initially just ceding pine and resin but then from out the blue comes soft and rounded, ripe tropical fruits like guava and mango, honeydew and cantaloupe. There is a touch of banana in there too to make it seemingly sticky. On the palate it is delicate, quaint, and almost mysterious. Softly spoken but there is ample going on. Supple fruit like the nose placed at intricate intervals on the palate so that it pops just enough to keep you guessing. There is a touch of honey upfront, clean, amongst some biscuity malt. No interest in offering up the alcohol it drinks like a 4.0 per center. Creamy in mouthfeel with a resinous, fruity aftertaste that lasts. Bitterness matches the fruit and balances the malt. As it warms there is a fruity sweetness that lasts and contrasts the resin and pine of the nose. This is just simple session stuff. So softly spoken and intriguing, but forgetting that it is just a damn good ale. Surprising!!! (12fl.Oz, code SC726, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thomas1 (22) - - JUL 11, 2015
A short but prounced head. Sweet pine nose. Herbal sweet pine with a tangerine kick and a lingering grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fisler (211) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2015
Wen haben wir denn da am Haken, einen vierhornigen Stichling, sehr selten in unseren Gefilden. Schaut aber wirklich toll aus und riecht mal so garnicht nach Fisch. Scheint also frisch zu sein. Na dann nehmen wir doch mal einen Happen. Sehr sehr angenehm, rund, nicht so bissig wie andere Artgenossen, hängt mit seinen Gräten lange im Hals und geht ganz sachte matt, leicht bitter runter. Runde Ding, der Stichling. Da werd ich die Angel gleich nochmal aus.

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