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RATINGS: 1897   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4018) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle @ home shared by benzai. Clear orange colour with a large white head. Smells hops, fresh, grapefruit, fruity, tropical, nice! Tastes grapefruit, hops, fresh, fruity, pineapple, nice. Very balanced, medium body, perfect carbo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Fat på Beer Ditch. Smak och doft av persika, aprikos, mango, citrus med toner av citron och granskott. Rund och len, lagom sötma, lätt strävhet med fin beska med smak av grapefrukt och tall. Välbalanserad och fruktig. Fantastiskt gott.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Hazy orange body and a lasting head of white bubbles. Grapefruit hop aroma with some hints of caramel malt sweetness. Citrus rind bitterness in the taste, some floral notes before a bit of sweet at the finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1965) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled sample. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of apricot, cut grass, sweet citrus and sweet pale malts. More fleshy stone fruits in the mouth, along with pale and caramel malt, and lemon. Medium bodied with substantial bitterness. I was expecting a sharper and dryer beverage, considering its reputation. Not sure how fresh it it, but consumed only a couple of days after purchase. Ok as is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eheise (2) - Colfax, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
Crisp and refreshing. Very citrus and clean. Very detailed hop notes. Tastes like it just came from tap room. FRESH

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5703) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottled 355ml. -Courtesy of MatSciGuy, shared with him and Marko (thanks!). Darker golden coloured, small off-white head, piney nose. Sweet malty, decent hoppy and touch of caramel with mild fruity sweetness in rather bitter finish. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. Nice IPA but not in TOP 5 I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (495) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Classic ipa. Clear light orange. Citrus, pine, floral. The taste adds lemon and apricot with some caramel malt. Sticky resin and bitter bitter on the finish. Overall, a great strong ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Clear yellow of color with a white head. An aroma of hops, citrus and pines. A flavor of hops, citrus, pines, lemon peel and fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Not sure what all the fuss is about, it seemed kind of weak to me, almost like a session IPA. Orange amber body with decent rocky head. Normal IPA/hop aromas, taste also, and somewhat subdued, less hoppy than a NW IPA. Good, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MSBrindbergs (329) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
355ml flaska beställd från SB. Ganska klar bärnsten med ett tjockt fint vitt skum. Doftar skarpt av humle, barrskog, viss tropisk frukt men även lite sur disktrasa. Tycker det är svårt att hitta distinkta smaker då den kraftiga beskan tar över munnen fort. Den bitterheten är dock mycket gemytlig. Hade nog lite för höga förväntningar på denna, önskar jag fått prova den på fat då jag tror att den hade känts "större" då. En stund senare växer ölen känner jag, gjorde sig bättre lite varmare än kylskåpskall. Smak och doft kommer fram bättre.

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