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RATINGS: 2475   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13807) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
KØLF 111215. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, fruit, grapefruit, caramel. Flavour is orange, malt, hop, pine, citrus, grapefruit, fruit, caramel, peaches. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (971) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2016
My investigation into American IPAs continues with this classic. Sure, yes, it’s obvious to anyone who can read, there’s a lot of overrating going on here. But still, what a beauty of an ipa. A workshop in taste, balance & drinkability. Offers a sucker punch of citrus hops, medium bitterness & crisp finish. Groovy hop juice for the wicked.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wizardjh (2) - SOUTH KOREA - MAR 17, 2016 does not count
perfect ipa ever should be basic of beer tasting strong fruity aroma close to grapefrute solid finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
babymammoth (38) - Ardross, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2016
Good nose, caramel followed by citrus and stone fruit, I get pine forest. The taste is nicely bitter followed closely by delicate malt. Very well balanced and rounded out. Gets better as it warms up. Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (862) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle. Deep go[den pour with a thin off-white head. Citrus hops,malt and a bit of pine in the taste and aroma. Really nice IPA, but, to me, it doesn’t stand out in a beer scene where there are a lot of really good IPAs.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jreamr (1) - - MAR 15, 2016 does not count
This is a downright delicious IPA. Perfect level of hoppiness and alcoholic strength, for me at least, so as not to overpower its delicate qualities.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gespuccian (71) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Just a great beer. Pours a classic IPA with generous but not too much head. Nose is sweetness - mango, maybe - and citrus. Mouthfeel is huge; a blast of resiny hops, and more sweet citrus. Clean, biting finish that makes you want more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (830) - NORWAY - MAR 13, 2016
Brun klar farge med hvitt skum. Lukter godt av humle, ananas, sitron.Meget god bitter smak og avslutning. God:-)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (379) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft. Pours orange-Amber with white head and lacing. Grapefruit and resiny hop aroma. Piney hood with grapefruit notes with malt in the resiny, mouthcoating finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
peponi (1233) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2016
Aroma: citrus, grapefruit, mango, gooseberries, mango. Appearance: clear golden color and thin white head. Taste: medium citrus bitterness, nice intensive citrus notes, gooseberries, quite dry, thin malty backbone. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Great IPA, really drinkable and intensive.


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