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RATINGS: 2266   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 16/20
chrisv10 (12977) - DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle, 7%. Slightly hazy orange with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, pine, peach and zest. Flavour is malt, fruit, citrus, grapefruit, zest, pine, little sweet, peach and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (999) - LUXEMBOURG - JUN 20, 2015
Clear, deep golden, off white pillowy head, good lacings. Aromas of orange zest bit pineapple, spruce and lychee develop. Light tangy, soft and light slick with a medium body. Balanced malt bed with resinous hoppy bitterness taking over, well balanced. Lasting bit drying out finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (1132) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2015 Had this on tap a few times, and once from a bomber bottle. Hazy golden-orange color with big head. Aroma is grapefruit, a bit more sweet, tropical fruits as well. Quite complex and delicate. A sting of tropical fruits you might say: apricots, mango, passion fruit. Taste is pure grapefruit, tropical, bitter, refreshing, not too sweet. Body is rather light, but great complexity. Overall dry. A perfect West Coast IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8916) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Can, Brewdog Leicester. Golden with a fluffy foam. Aromas are mellow oranges with pink grapefruit and yeast. Woody low pine with nutty cereal and sudsy notes. Flavours are sweet oranges with lemon and bready yeast. Plenty of herbal, leafy pine with bittersweet pink grapefruit and a peppery, pithy dry finish. Very well balanced and addictive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2015
Can courtesy of Blutt59. Thanks a lot, Bob. Light hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - peach and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 180615

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pkbites (724) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Cloudy pour. Very hoppy nose. Super frothy head dies quickly but a light layer floats ontop. Some lacing. Alcohol is not detected. Above average for this style. Aftertaste is bitter and long lasting. Bottle at the Square wine Company, Madison, Wisconsin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scottishchris (453) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2015
PunkAGM2015 rate catchup from notes. 6/6/15. Hazy gold. Oily with soft carbonation. Big grapefruit (not so different from the Sculpin Grapefruit in many ways) and tropical notes. Fruity deliciousness. Outstanding IPA,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TedE (545) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2015
Subtle aroma of apricot, peach and stonefruit. Cloudy golden beer with thin white head. Light carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Zingy in the mouth. Aftertaste is grapefruit and lemon. There’s malt lurking in the background. This is a great beer, complex and subtle. Beautifully balanced, easy drinking (7%!). Really, really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Near perfect IPA. Pours golden with a big creme head. Aroma is overwhelmingly apricot. Sweet peach, apricot and hops. Bitter hoppiness hits you quick. Slight alcohol burn with nice lasting bitter dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (2212) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Keg at BrewDog, Edinburgh. Hazy orange body with a medium white head. Low carbonation. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, cannabis and sweet malts. Flavour of orange, honey and fresh, ’green’ hops. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Well rounded, very swiggable for ABV.

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