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RATINGS: 1967   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (90) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Poured from a bomber with no noticeable date on it. Aroma - tropical, sweet, almost peppery Appearance - crystal clear light golden color Taste - Very nice....very smooth with a great bite at the back of the tongue which I like. Palate - Great lingering taste. Overall - I can see why this beer gets such high ratings, it is a top notch beer. Can’t believe I waited so long to have it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (65) - Minneapolis, - NOV 4, 2014
12 once bottle. Nice orange body, not too much on the nose. Just average for me there are much better ipa’s.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (128) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: citrusy and resinous. Taste/Palate: starts creamy and sweet, and finishes crisp and bitter. Perfect malt/hop balance. Perfect beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
julesjis (104) - Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Poured from a 22. Color is a light, peachy type color. First sip is very sweet, almost fruity. This beer definitely has the "tropical fruit" hops. Lots of hints of papaya and warm San Diego sunsets! Very well balanced. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stef73 (245) - - NOV 3, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keith0718 (384) - Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
IPAs aren’t really my thing. This one’s good. It has a nice bitterness that’s a nicely balanced between astringency and citrusy/floral. And at 7% ABV it’s not too malty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopmaestro (174) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
There is almost no need to describe the taste cause you all know how it goes - pine notes, grape fruit, orange peels, and so on. The bitterness kicks in like a fish hook in your chin, and a grumpy fisherman reels you in, with that sturdy, weather-beaten look on his face and your’e hooked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TedBell (4) - Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2014 does not count
From a bottle. Pours a hazy orange. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. Medium body. Pine and grapefruit flavors with a nice bitter aftertaste. Very balanced and drinkable. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phikus (77) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Amazing aroma of pine citrus and mango. Complex hop flavors intertwine over a lighter malt profile that managed to provide perfect balance. I prefer this on tap as opposed to the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DForney (1) - - OCT 28, 2014 does not count

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