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RATINGS: 1881   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.


Ferris' rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (3924) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle - Heavy fruits and some nice sweetness. Clear orange with minimal head. Grapefruit and other tropical fruits, great bitterness that lingers and cuts through almost anything. A great strong IPA, beware palette.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (353) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
poured from a bottle. Typical grapefruit ipa, small head, clear orange color, hoppy finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demmbonz (525) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2014
71 day old 12oz bottle to snifter. Crystal clear copper. White head. I wonder how fresh it needs to be to live up to the hype. Still good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (582) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
From a bottle. Pours orange with a thin white head, floral hop aroma, huge palate of hops with grapefruit punch that lingers. No hint of the alcohol, a great beer that is an excellent example of an American IPA.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tazahemani22 (5) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Darn good ipa. worth every cent too, though they sure do add up on this one. nose is citrusy for sure. tastes just as so in addition to some lighter fruits. this brew doesnt molest you with a ton of ibuís although very much prevalent in the hops department. goes down ultra smooth but crisp with not too much linger. gives a very profuse mouth feel that is very enjoyable. looks like we gotta winner folks!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1245) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bomber from Andy--thanks! A citrusy west coast ipa with a good dose of orange flavor, pine. I found it a little thin and kind of sharp, but generally quite drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPAfreak (1) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
Found a bottle at the Carrefour in Sorocaba, Brazil of all places. The smell was pretty intoxicating. A deep tropical mix of mango, papaya, passion fruit. The pour was golden orange with a slight haze. Heavy bitterness up front like a danky pine then opens up with hints of apricot, peach and the previous tropical mix. Very balanced throughout and good as lacing from the fresh malt.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rentonj7 (30) - USA - AUG 20, 2014
Medium amber body with powerful head. Nose has lots of citrus, but more varied than usual - notes of other tropical fruits like mango, maybe pineapple. Also some hints of the malt backbone. Taste is equally complex. Along with the tropical fruits there are hints of pine. Mouthfeel is generous with a tiny bit of cloy yet a dry finish. This beer opens up as it warms towards the bottom of the glass. Itís worth waiting to judge it until youíve finished the glass - it lives up to the hype.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1052) - FINLAND - AUG 19, 2014
.3l bottle @ Haltiatar Pours clear yellow with low head. Aroma is citrus fruits, pine, exotic fruits, some herbs, apricot. Flavor is pine, exotic fruits, hops, resin and grape. Well balanced, soft mouthfeel. Swell.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peterschreurs (49) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bomber poured. Light gold with a beige head. Nice hop variety with malt undertones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joejames (124) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle to English pint glass. Pours slightly hazy light amber. Two finger head, nice lacing. Aroma of mango, apricot, lemon zest. Taste is very hoppy bitter with nice light sweetness for balance. Medium-full body, lightly carbonated, slightly sticky mouth feel. Finishes with a complex symphony of spruce, apricot, melon, earthy herbs. This is a very fine west coast IPA. Itís worthy of itís 100 rating.


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