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RATINGS: 2496   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2138) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2016
This is an awesome and balanced IPA. Good aroma of pine, hops, citrus. The flavor is mild with a nice and hoppy undertone. Alcohol is masked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlennHendry (246) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2016 A hop bomb bouquet of fresh citrus with lots more on the palate. Grapefruit and orange dominate, along with, mango, grapefruit, a bit of peach and some piney goodness. Deliciously bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
xfire73 (70) - - FEB 29, 2016
33cl bottle clear orange~amber color strong citrusy aroma of grapefruits, but also notes of tropical fruits and stone fruits. taste citrusy and fruity, strong bitterness with dry finish bitterness is rather smooth than harsh well carbonated, medium body refreshing and drinkable IPA considering IBU 70

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablopearljam (23) - La Plata, ARGENTINA - FEB 28, 2016
Color dorada, espuma de baja retencion. En aroma se sienten los lupulos en forma bien intensa, citricos. Cuerpo medio, con notas citricas y frutales, amargor bien equilibrado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5096) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
One of those legacy beers you always hope youíll stumble across - and it finally happened. Letís see how it matches up to the worldís IPAs. Nose of pine needles and mild orange. Flavour of sharp pine and orange rind. Decent stuff. Lasting head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (373) - - FEB 27, 2016
Violence! Itís like electricity in a glass. Itís all sharp edges, but still pretty easy to drink. Very very hoppy. Thatís really all I have to say. Itís pretty good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chupachups01 (38) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 24, 2016
Poured bottle into Teku. Wish the bottle was more fresh. Lacks the hop aroma. Appearance is slightly hazy pale. Flavor is very very well balanced. You would have guessed this was a 5.5% beer. Overall a solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1264) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Golden, cloudy with a medium offwhite head. Hoppy nose, and some light caramel sense. Light/med bitterness with a ok fruit end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
janforland (7) - NORWAY - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
Good IPA this. Nice aroma, with classic american IPA notes. Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Copper color. Hint of raisiny and toffee taste, probably from crystal malts, which is not my favorite. A good, classic american IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1955) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2016
Extra point for being so difficult to get. Or I should take the points away .... Anyway : the beer has a huge aroma of well balanced bouquet of fruits. The usual stuff but better. It smells really like you wanted it as your perfume. The taste is more interesting. It has a good bite of pomelo but with a kick of fresh zest. Almost like it wasnít a beer which is ...not sure if good but difficult not to admire the craft. Good stuff and I was happy to taste it finally.

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