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RATINGS: 1993   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1525) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 28, 2013
Fresh bottle from Premier. Pale gold-amber and a goodly white head with varied lace. Oodles of hop aromas showing cat pee funk and weed, plus hints of peach and lemon. Nose has an actual FEEL to it, a ’nose-palate’ if you will, opens the sinuses. Taste excites the bitter receptors pretty well, strong grapefruit peel with an over wash of some sweet pale fruit and warming alcohol. Herbal-dry palate and long mineral-grassy dry finish. Taste is not layered & fruity as dreamed about, shows a hint match-stick and lots of grass & grapefruit pith & a fighting hint of lemon fruit plus standard-issue pale malt. Fresh and snappy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jyrsa (98) - - DEC 27, 2014
Clear amber with a bone white head. Weak nose with notes of mandarin. A two-phased mouth that starts with grassy hops and finishes with citrus. Light body with notably little caramel that’s the scour of most IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turboninja (97) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Medium, fresh aroma with sweet fruits, grapefruit and some caramel. Light orange with a it hazy liquid. Minimal white head. Medium/strong taste with fruits (not as sweet as the aroma suggested), peach, citrus, some pine. Also malts and quite a bit of hops. Very balanced with wide taste spectrum and medium, hoppy and malty aftertaste. Medium/light body with medium carbonation. A top-notch, schoolbook-like IPA. Could have a bit stronger taste and more individual character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (11) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Poured from bottle. Honey-like gold color with good head retention. Aroma is gentle pine wrapped in sweet tangerine; great balance of earth notes, and sour/sweet fruit. Taste is round, sweet citrus, even apple-y upfront, winds down to an enjoyably hoppy dryness near the end, honeyish malt lingers around to balance it. A bit pricey, but delivers 100% on all fronts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (792) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 22, 2014
Shinny clear golden color with golden orange hues and a medium creamy white head. Aroma is watermelon with some passionfruit ad slight piney notes, really nice. Flavor is balanced hoppyness, watermelon and pine with a touch of crisp maltiness. Medium palate. Really solid IPA, hoppy, flavorful and packing a punch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tomy63 (193) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
couleur or, superbe nez très expressif sur le houblon bien frais, avec des notes de pamplemousse, de mangue, d’ananas, de pêche, de résine de pin et un petit côté floral. La bouche est peut-être à peine en-dessous, un peu moins exotique et plus citronnée, avec beaucoup de pamplemousse, grosse ampleur, très sèche, aucune note de caramel ici, mais que du fruit, de l’acidité et beaucoup d’amertume. Finale longue, sèche, très amère, citronnée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (983) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle thx heather and frank A: peaches, citrusy, grapefruit app: light hazy white head and good lacing t/p: med body with moderate long bitter finish. Moderate carbonation.o: good. I am under the impression that I would have given a higher score if the bottle was fresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1803) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from trade with StefanSD, many thanks for this one. Pours clear orange color, white head. Aroma is very hoppy, citrusy, grapefruit, orange. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, hoppy, grapefruit, orange zest. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (597) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
sharp, crisp, summer-like aroma. Lots of hops, citrus, some spices. Taste is similar with hints of lemon and orange, mixed with a little grassy herb. very delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (357) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a dense head which lingers......aroma of banana, lemon.....taste is citrusy and grassy with a nice malt sweetness tailing off into pleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (8398) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2014
Minimal trübes goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, fruchtig, bitter, exotische Früchte, Aprikose. Geschmack sehr fruchtig malzig, kräftig gehopft, mild bitter, Aprikosen, sehr harmonisch und gelungen, gut!

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