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RATINGS: 2411   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
at_the_hop (87) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Can. Just yum. Smells awesome, tastes awesome. Wonderful pithy bitterness, subtle honey sweetness, tidy balance. Feels properly put together and delivers on all the tasting note promises. Those 7 abvís go unnoticed. Iím off to enjoy the rest of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Henrik85 (37) - SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2016
Lotís of licorice in the aroma. Fresh. Thick, oily mouth-feel. Distinctive bitterness that remains in the mouth for a very long time. Reminds me a lot of Ballast Point Fathom, I probably wouldnít be able to tell the difference between the two in a blind test. Good stuff nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (382) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Nice ipa, kinda cheapened by the massive buyout. That doesnít take away from the fact that this is a great beer. Juicy and delicious. Will get again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Worsenma (67) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Wow! Probably the bitterest IPA I've had to date, but boy is it good. Great aroma, cloudy for an IPA but very sexy looking. Really great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Listigovers (615) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Pours awesome white dense head, golden and sparkling. Tropical and resinous aroma packed with hops. Light bodied and extremely refreshing, coats your tongue with oily hops. Long complex bittereness, this is delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akoeninger (596) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Pours clear yellow with white head. Fruity aroma of peach mango and lemon. Tasted fruity hops citrus crisp clean malt lightly fizzy and dry clean finish excellent IPA

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
triplehopped (63) - - JAN 16, 2016
Pours a clear, amber and gold with a strong white/off-whit head, full lacing. Aroma is strongly fruity, grapefruit being the distinct note. Flavor is heavy bitter with a surprising sweetness (moderate). Mouthfeel is oily but relatively light, with a pleasantly bitter finish. Overall, the most enjoyable and well crafted IPA I have yet tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (1266) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2016
355ml bottle. Big white head, quite golden color. Aroma is roses, hops, flowers, peach ice tea, hint of wood and brandy. Bitter flowery taste. A likeable perfume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1276) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle thanks to Rian (Thirstybird). Slightly hazy gold with a white head, leaving plenty of lacing. Pungent aroma of sweet fruits, pine and dough. Carbonation is smooth and natural. Flavour is beautifully complex with sweet juicy malts, bitter citrus fruits, a little peach and a lovely resinous, slightly oily swallow. I have to visit San Diego at some point!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nerdboy19 (131) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 16, 2016
The beer that showed me the world of craft beers. Really well balanced and the citrus hop aroma is the best. Every time I try this beer, this beer always impress me. I had many great IPAs, but this one is definitely the best.

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