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RATINGS: 2525   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
benjamin1991 (1) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
I love it. Since i drink beer, That’s the best beer in my life. so i love it

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (778) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 20, 2016
On draft. Sure, this is commonly available all around the country and so ubiquitous that you don’t even notice it in the grocery store anymore. But it’s also a fantastic example of an American IPA. It’s got a really restrained malt profile, which makes it a clean, crisp hop showcase. There’s a firm bitterness mixed with some fruit and pine aromatics from the hops. Classic and really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Biroholik (821) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Kolor złoty, praktycznie klarowne. Umiarkowana, biała, drobna piana. Niestety nie mam jeszcze lepszego szkła, które fajniej by ją wyeksponowało. W aromacie potężne uderzenie cytrusów: grejpfrut, mandarynka, pomarańcze i limonki. W tle ziołowe i żywiczne nuty. Smak czysty, soczysty, świeży z dominantami słodkich mandarynek, grejpfrutów, oraz skórek limonek. Mocna grejpfrutowa, krótka goryczka. Minimalne ściąganie na języku jak po przegryzieniu skórki zielonego grejpfruta. W oddalo ziołowe i herbaciane nuty. Pijalność fenomenalna. Niesamowia lekkość jak na 7%. Cheers!🍻

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Haavard (73) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2016
Aroma: citrus, bread, wildflowers Taste: citrus, bread, apricot, caramel grassy bitter notes on the finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ston3s42 (174) - - APR 15, 2016
Dark orange colour and practically no head. Complex tastes apricot, sweet hops, caramel and citrus. Medium body, light carbonation and a lasting aftertaste of apricoty hops. Quite good west coaster

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nonshaugen (423) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
355 ml, bottle conditioned. Golden amber, thin beige head, lively carbonation. Aroma is citrusy and bready. Medium mouthfeel, long aftertaste. Flavourwise, I think the hops have died down a bit. The bottle may be a bit old, and has lost some of its former glory. The sample for this rating is not a world class beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownPaperBags (16) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
Poured it has an Amber color. Very light head and minimal carbonation. Smell is very fruity, citrus and hops. Taste is the best. Full fruity and citrus flavor with after taste of hops and spice. Smooth finish. I highly recommend to drink ice cold and relaxing on the beach kinda beer. Really good. One of my favorite IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdolfoCC (153) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 8, 2016
Servida en un Spigelau IPA. APARIENCIA: De color ámbar claro y dorado con ligeros destellos naranjas a contraluz, se observa cristalina y moderada actividad de carbonatación. Corona de espuma color blanco de 3 dedos de altura y buena retención, de burbuja compacta algunas abierta y discreto lacing. AROMA: El lúpulo frutal y cítrico es lo que predomina; cáscara de toronja, piña, ligeras notas resionosas como de pino también aparecen y muy discreta nota dulce de las maltas. SABOR: de entrada un amargor moderado seguido de las notas cítricas y frutales de lúpulo, como cáscara de toronja, piña, algo resinoso como de pino, ligero dulzor de las maltas todo bien balanceado, con buena permanencia en el paladar. El retrogusto queda el amargor moderado pegado, no agresivo. SENSACIÓN: Cuerpo moderado ligero, carbonatación media. RESUMEN: una American IPA buena a secas, nada extraordinario.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woomThomas12 (222) - Falkenberg, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
When pouring the beer, you get an amber beer with white foam. The foam has small means bubbles and is perfectly right. The foam stick around for a while and leave little trace in the glass. Hop aroma will direct, a little malt notes. Behind this, we find the fruity tones of grapefruit. A little tropical and mixed herbs, and a little caramel. The first thing you taste the hops and subsequent bitterness. Both hops and bitterness are dominant but behind that is a lovely taste of the grapefruit. Some mixed tropical flavors of orange and a little lemon. Some spices, herbs and a touch of toasted coming towards the end. The hops and bitterness are dominant and sits in all the time and a moderately while afterwards. I think both hops and bitterness takes over a bit much and that the other flavors will not forward enough.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OrthoDoc (171) - South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2016
Delicious and smooth IPA. Tons of nice citrus and tons of tropical fruit. Like a toned down enjoy by with less dankness. Very enjoyable and world class IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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