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RATINGS: 2203   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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1727) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Draft, bottle, can. Sweet caramel citrus aroma. Flavor has a lemon/orange taste, sweet bitter mouth feel. Deadly smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KimH84 (1) - - APR 30, 2015 does not count
Great IPA, one of the best ever. Perfect mix of hops, malt and character! Just try it out if you get the chance!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorkenstein (83) - - APR 30, 2015
The first thing I noticed as I opened the can was a delightful aroma of citrus, grapefruit,and piney hops. The taste starts with bitter hops and citrus, followed by a spicey cracker taste, which then ends with a bitter grapefruit. Another thing to note is the effervescent tingle that follows behind the flavor of each sip. All these experiences in each tasting compel you to want to have another sip immediately.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brandon1989 (435) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2015
This beer pours a clear golden color with a medium off white head that left some good amount of lacing around the glass. The aroma is amazing! I pick up citrus, sweet grapefruit, and pine. The taste is quite similar to the aroma. you pick up the hop bitterness right up front but it is not overwhelming and finishes with a sweet grapefruit and citrus taste on the back-end. The mouthfeel is on the light to medium side. The drinkability is quite high but you have to be careful with the abv. I wasn’t sure if I would be let down by this beer but I certainly wasn’t. It is truly a world class beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (457) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
Flaska Bishops örebro. Orange klar vätska. Kraftfull humledoft med citrus, barr och färskt gräs. Fin maltbädd i smaken toppas med fyllig humle med touch av grape, tallbarr, hö och lite druva. Rejäl och fin munkänsla med krispig beska i avslutningen

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (823) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2015
Growler from GAT Beer. Pours clear golden color with a 2-finger white head. Aroma of piney hops with a nice backbone of caramel malt. Body is medium and a touch oily. Lightly astringent finish. Comparatively mild flavor, with pine and grapefruit hop notes. Caramel malt underneath.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (322) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2015
Poured from bottle hazy copper orange. Aromas of fresh citrus floral hops and malt. Taste is crisp and refreshing with notes of sweet peach mango and a nice balanced hop finish. A great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bstewart151 (15) - Parkersburg, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2015
Can; served at about 42°F. Fruity and piney aroma notes. Thin head and lace on glass. Mouth feel is thinner than I would prefer but not so much so that it is watery. Palate finish very fruity and hoppy. I love all the sweet candied tastes mixed in with that pacific coast hoppy bitterness that finishes out this beer. Feels a little warm even at 7%, which should help keep you out of jail. Or not, I don't judge.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (69) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2015
Color light through copper Orange is slightly cloudy and has a short cream of a finger thick and creamy white and medium bubbles. Loops are evident along the cup rim and small bubbles form the body of this beer. The aroma brings much grapefruit, orange peel, a little resin, pine, honey flowers, full cookie, passion fruit, quince, and some citrus tones are found in the background. The fruity flavor of course with mango, peach, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, a caramelized light, dryness pine and why not light passion fruit nuances. Very faintly bitter hops are dancing in our tongue and palate. Smooth and creamy with a slightly bitter ending. Great requested. Its aftertaste is very fruity and malty, but does not bring a remarkable sweet. Giving a beautiful complexity, power and great drinhability. The body is light, creamy carbonation, bringing a bit of viscosity, but it is still fluid me. Great IPA Beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LuckyDog (614) - - APR 18, 2015
Slight grapefruit notes. A very good IPA. Pretty much a hop bomb, but drinkable.

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