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RATINGS: 2524   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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaVillum (850) - Valby, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
Kobberfarvet amerikansk IPA med 3 cm stor offwhite skumkrone. Denne svinder til kant samt overflade. Klar/filtreret og rolig. Humlearoma domineret af grapefrugt og harpiks. Senere fremkommer noter af appelsin. Frisk og dyb bitterdomineret smag balanceret med mindre sødme. Malten som sætter sødmen i smagen gør øllet meget vel balanceret. Mundfølelsen er frisk og sprød med en middel karbonering. Mellem fyldig krop og olieret konsistens. Smagen afsluttes bittert og kort. Overall: Meget velsmagende og straight-forward IPA. Sculpin kunne jeg altid have liggende klar. 355 ml, flaske, 7.0 % ABV, BB: ikke oplyst, købt i Systembolaget ved Triangeln i Malmö. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
If you havenít had this west coast style ipa, you are missing out. This is one of my favorite ipaís out there. Easy to drink, get balance, and big hop bite and aroma. A must have in the fridge at all times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
On Nitro tap at brewery. Beautiful golden pour with thick, puffy, white head that only nitro can do. Nose is citrus, pine, and some tropical fruits. Taste follows the nose but the hops are dialed down a little compared to other IPAs. Mouthfeel is crazy good and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertjm (847) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
(12 Oz. Btl) - Pours a nice wedding gown white frothy head. Strong aroma of pine resin. Body is a dark apricot color. Flavors of sour orange and apricot. Bitterness lingers on the palate. Nicely done. But, itís definately a sipping beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ExpendableHero (846) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Hurricane Wings in Fort Pierce. Hazy golden brew with a white head. Aromas of lemon zest and notes of pine. Tastes of fresh pine needle hops, some grassy notes, and has a refreshing citric bite to it. Almost like some lemonade mixed with the hops. All masterfully balanced by a biscuit-like malt backbone. Very smooth and refreshing. This is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Clear, strongly-hued sunshine yellow. Very sharp, dank, resiny aroma. Tangerine, orange zest, basil (?!) - all come through in very modular, defined aroma. Thinnish, elegant but dusty maltiness, anchored by rich notes of mango, tangerine and cantaloupe. Creamy, judiciously carbonated finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony (842) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Nice, bright hoppy nose with assertive citrus and resin notes. Bitterness on the palate is sharp and is backed by a decent malt presence. Really nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (842) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Relatively fresh bottle with new label design, just a few weeks old. Bright gold color with very small white head and no lacing. Aroma is very citrusy and piney. Flavor is mostly citrus, with a clean bitter finish. This is so smooth and very crisp, and tastes good but its kind of boring. Price on the 6-packs are a bit high.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Lots of lemony grapefruit and pine in the nose. Looking for a little more malt to balance all those hop flavors. Some honey up front in the taste. however the bitterness does not over power the taste. Clean and very dry finish. Very good. There could be a couple of IPAs I like better, but this is up there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (841) - - FEB 15, 2011
Had this at Happy Hour at Smoky Oak in Chas. Was almost the end of the cask-conditioned ale- poured very flat with no head. Bit hard to get past the appearance of it - doesnít make one salivate like the traditional bubbles and foam topping one is used to. Flatness led to limited aroma and low score for appearance/ palate. Made up for it some with taste- very fruity, refreshing. Definitely unique. Would pair well with spicy food. 70 IBUís. Definitely hoppy without being dry or bitter. Worth another taste- maybe tomorrow :)

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