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RATINGS: 1931   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle 66cl. @ Amerikaner blindsmagning @ Papsoe, Bottle #27.]
Light unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, orange, fruity - tropic ala peach - mango - lemon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (190608)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Papsoes MadsBerg homecoming blindtasting, bottle #27. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Solid hoppy aroma with a mild spice note. Flavour is solid dry hoppy. Subdued malt base. Light spice note following. Solid hoppy fruity note briefly appearing too. Ends dry and hoppy, nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hops and medium notes of elderberries and grapefruits. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel, as well as medium notes of malt, grapefruit, and elderberries, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of WeeHeavySD. Slightly hazy golden with a small off-white head. Distinct aroma of peach and pine. Medium body with a rather sweet fruitiness. Aromatic and fruity hop bitterness. Lovely. 190608

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
Botte #27 at Papsoes blindtasting. Cloudy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet aroma of fruits, grass, pine needles and hops with notes of grape fruits. Fruity flavour of hops, grape fruits and pine needles with notes of cardemomme. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20620) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Bottled@GBBF2011. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden as well as some honey and mild nectary notes. Flavour is fruits, nectar, wood and some mild honey and sweet maltyness. Wellbalanced and quite pleasant IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19670) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy golden, small head. Salty grapefruit aroma. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Salty and hoppy, some grapefruit. More bitter than aromatic. Standard IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity tropical fruit hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty fresh hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Hazy gold beer. Hoppy nose. Dry palate - soft. Pleasant hops - a little spicy. Dry soft finish. Perfectly good but forgetable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Batch 279, bb June 2014
Golden color, clean, with generous head. Strong hop aroma, fruity and resiny; lemon peel, light pine needles, very light manure; later, some mandarin. Smooth mouthfeel; good toffee flavor, lean, with minimal residual sweetness; the hop is very fruity; the bitterness level high but well blended. Balanced final.
Easily drinkable, fresh, excellent.


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