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RATINGS: 2266   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (937) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark golden amber pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of citrus, peach, and earthy hops with a nice malty undertone. Medium body with a sharp hoppy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (713) - - AUG 18, 2015
bottle from brewdog bar, sheffield. Clear light amber with nice glossy white head. Aroma is nice, fruity, apricot and peach, lemon and grapefruit. taste is nice crisp and bitter, not too dry. Quite prickly and a medium body. Good stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidezdonz (72) - , HONG KONG - AUG 18, 2015
A 22 fl oz bomber with a bottled code date of 15063 which means 4th March 2015, and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. The beer poured a very nice clear golden orange colour with a two and a half finger white head that dissipates slowly leaving a thin foamy layer and thick lacing. Nice strong aromas with tropical mango and peach strongest followed by apricot, citrus orange and some pine. Taste starts with citrus grapefruit and some light bready malts, followed by tropical fruits mainly mango, apricot and pineapple, hints of pine and finishes with bitter grapefruit once more. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and very refreshing Overall, a stunning beer. Loved it. One of the best IPA’s out there in my opinion. A definite must buy for me. And now I just need to try an even fresher version.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tayeth (507) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2015
Aroma süßlich, mit Pfirsich, weißer Traube und einem Hauch Handseife. Geschmack dann aber im Gegensatz zu vielen IPAs dann aber nicht seifig, sehr fruchtig, ausgewogene Bittere.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gueuze (640) - - AUG 17, 2015
Farbe goldig, trüb. Geruch fruchtig, mit Mango. Dazu Kräuterhopfen. Im Geschmack leicht restsüß. Zum Ende bitter, aber nicht zu bitter. Leicht mehlige Textur, aber das liegt an der Hopfenmenge. Sehr gut.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (604) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Fantastic aroma of citrus and a hint of malts, similar taste but a bit more mild, top notch ipa

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (954) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
This IPA poured a slightly cloudy golden yellow colour with a huge, cream coloured head. Scents include citrus fruit hops, glue and a little hay. First swig was quite bitter, but a nice fruity bitter. Flavours of citrus juice and hops. Finish was quite bitter with citrus flavours lingering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3683) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2015 35,5cl bottle from Arve_Christian - thanks a lot! Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Strong, hoppy aroma, first pine, then more fruity notes, citrus, hints of tropical fruits, some caramel and herbs too. Medium sweet with hoppy flavours dominated by grapefruit and pine and a rather strong bitterness in the finish. Guess it’s not too fresh, quite tasty it is, but hardly exceptional.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (4309) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Can@Brewdog Clapham, London - pours a golden colour with good white head. Medium sweet tropical fruity hoppy and malty aroma and taste, some vague grapefruit mango and peach notes. Can was well in date but overall though found this very subdued and not as good as I was expecting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (690) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2015
12 oz bottle. Clear amber, dense head, sticky lace.
Fruity hop aroma, mango, peach, apricot, grapefruit, light caramel.
Flavor is caramel, citrus, pine, stone fruit. Nice balance.


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