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RATINGS: 1877   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
16 oz draft at Alewife Baltimore in a standard pint glass. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, floral notes, citrus. Tastes of tropical fruit, citrus, floral notes, light booze, hop oils. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Juicy mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (95) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2014
I will need to review this again one day when I have a fresh bottle. This bottle was about 2 months old. Delicious though. Fruitiness from hops and nice malt backbone, with a nice snap at the very end.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thechasm442 (302) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2 week old bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. The beer pours a mostly clear, brightly colored amber with a thick white head that slowly shrinks to a finger and leaves lots of lacing. This beer is beautiful. Immediately I smell tropical fruit aromas as I pour. Upon further inspection I can detect bright mango, pineapple, and bubblegum. Real nice and fruity. When finally tasting the beer I first note an immediate piney hop bitterness that is quickly met with the tropical flavors detected in the aroma. The resinous qualities of this beer come back just as quickly as they faded and mix with a somewhat restrained caramel malt. Very nice. The mouthfeel is nice and full and the beer clings to your tongue and mouth. It is still refreshing despite it’s body, and I could sesh this beer, at least for a 6 pack. Overall this is a fantastic IPA and worth seeking out, fresh if possible.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wihlan (239) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Flaska bishops marina med päronen - doftar otroligt friskt. Mörkgul med vitt skum och lätt dimmig. Tydlig men behaglig beska. Smakar lite blodapelsin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a clear orangish color. Aroma and taste are citrus, pines, and some mango sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulphursouls (41) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Poured a light hazy honey with a small head. Aroma had a bit of hops, not as much as I expected. Flavour was of malt, with a light hops finish, nothing out of the ordinary, didn’t taste as strong as it apparently is.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leopolito (61) - São Caetano do Sul, BRAZIL - AUG 2, 2014
Essa é porreta. Ceva de macho. Gosto bem complexo, gosto di depois bem forte. Uma das melhores ipas que eu ja tomei. Daora, tiu.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (663) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is a bit if danky hops, mixed citrus. Taste is light, smooth, pine, dank, nice. Yummy ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (773) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to StephanSD for SSS. Big danky hop aroma, balanced caramel malt character. Mildy hazy pale orange pour with large creamy off white persistent head. Flavor is more malt forward, caramel malt, some danky hop flavor and moderately bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (625) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours golden in color with a generous cream-colored head. Bright citrusy aroma. Light bodied with a citrusy bitter hop flavor. Some crispness in the finish. This was pretty good.


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