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RATINGS: 2512   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours a golden orange color with a finger length off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Smells of peach, mango, grapefruit, like an apricot, resin. Nice carmel malt backbone to it. Taste starts and finishes with lots of peach or apricot. Also starts with some mango and grapefruit. Slight bitterness. Then a good amount of carmel and bready malt shine through to balance it. The finish is a nice combination of fruity flavors from the hops: lots of apricot or peach, get some lemon, orange, grapefruit, mango, maybe some other tropical fruits. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation that gives it a refreshing finish. A creamy and resinous mouthfeel. A very balanced, flavorful, and drinkable IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, caramel, pine needles. Tastes bitter with some sweetness. Bitter finish, dry mouth feel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (716) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
A: Clear golden coloured with a white head. N: Bready, grapefruit T: Grapefruit, papaya, mango O: Nice, but some harsh bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3287) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2016

Lukt: Citrus og honning.
Utseende: Gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Citrus og honning.
Hvor: Melkebaren, Sandnes, med Gorm.
Medium: Tapp@100ml, ABV@7%, Når@20.16.2016

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Bomber. Pours amber with a resilient white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Finish is bitter with the same flavors. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NORSAND (73) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
Great bottle. Pours with a lovely golden colour. White, medium lasting head. Nose: A very hoppy nose with lots of pine tree and citrus. Taste: Almost soft, fruity arrival with quite rich carbonation. Immediately followed by a grapefruity, long lasting bitterness. Fruity, fresh and bitter. In the exit the malt appears, with notes of nice caramel mixing into the hoppy bitterness. A very good IPA but rather on the bitter side for my taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zubblwump (44) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Beautiful clear amber with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Smells strongly of fresh pine. Pleasant steady bitter taste without the highs and lows I get from some. Citrus comes through as it warms. Crisp fresh mouth feel with healthy carbonation. This is a really good IPA!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (1914) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle 35.5cl. Poured into a teku glass. Clear deep golden, good two finger frothy white to off-white head, good retention and lacing; strong hop aroma, pale malts, grapefruit, apricot, pine, grass; mild taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, fruity, hoppy, grassy; lingering dry bitter aftertaste, spicy and fruity notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; excellent elegant and well-balanced ipa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RNDave (12) - Fillmore, California, USA - JUL 10, 2016
A very tasty beverage. Clear golden amber/orange with wispy light creamy head. Grapefruit/citrus notes through and through. Don’t really get the hoppiness until the end. Super smooth, not heavy handed or overpowering. Fine brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (628) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Sample from can at Hy-Vee. Poured hazy amber, white head. Aroma was citrus, tropical fruits. Taste was orangish, medium bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
One of the best "standard" IPAs out there. The clear amber color makes it really nice to look at. The aromas is well balanced between ctirus hops, malt and fruit. The finish is long without becoming bitter.


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