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RATINGS: 1875   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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Best aroma Ive had since Hopslam. Big grapefruit bitterness and piney hops. The foam is filmy and clustery, like sea foam. Nice oily finish. Really good, I hate Im heading home away from this!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with an orange tint and a medium white head. Aroma is fantastic of apricots, pineapple, grapefruit, lemons, and hops. Flavor is lemons, pineapple, grapefruit and pine. Medium body with a little heat. Great IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Light amber with a fine white head. Powerful aroma: pine, bubble gum, pineapple, tropical. Tons of bright and crisp hop flavour, dry clean hop finish. Exceptionally beautiful west coast IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petewhitley (332) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fsbw21086 (331) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Love this one. Amazing appearance. Golden orange with aroma of toffee and alcohol. Body is super light. Bright fruity notes with bitter backbone and alcohol burn. Near perfect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
I enjoyed this one, but it was different than i expected. cloudy appearance. has a very apricot/peachy sweet flavor with a big load of dry hop in the finish. i think its just personal taste, because obviously this is a well made beer, but i prefer my IPAs more on the bitter and dry end of the spectrum while this one is more bright and zingy while still having some IBUs. I will have to revisit someday, as ive only had one 22oz bomber, but as it stands I prefer their Big Eye to this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Strong citrus bitter hop nose. Gold amber, with a small head and great lacing. A little syrupy. Tart acidity undertones

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (328) - ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2014
355 ml bottle from Aeon Liquors, Jiyugaoka. Pours light amber, clear, with a small white head. Aroma is not too strong, has some nice hop fragrance, also abundance of fruitiness - there are mangoes, peach, melons and some other tropical fruits inside this glass! Taste is fruity at first, coming together with some carbonation. Oily resins and pine needles emerge, also bitter grapefruit seeds - and then it all comes down in long, dry and serious hop bitterness. As if I had a mouthful of quinine, nothing else than bitterness - in a pleasant way. Definitely a good IPA, and presumably on of the best in the world. My personal taste is a bit towards IPAs with a bit more body - but I admit that hops are very well presented here.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 8, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2009 Bomber poured into a very clean snifter, slightly chilled. Slightly tarnished brass color with streams of healthy bubbles and a casual white cap. Very tropical nose, maybe I hould have an umbrella? Mango, passion fruit, and tangello juice dominate the stage as a sweet grain peeks out from behind the curtain. Palate actually begins dry and bitter, like the skin of stone fruit. The teeth continue to drive into the meat and hop flavor resonates. The grain seems to well up from a terra haut of lush malt and adds an incredible balance to what looks like a hop bomb. This beer drips the sweet smells and warmth of a brewery with refreshments at the end of the tour. A round hop lingers in room but doesnt f%&k with the thermostat. As good as they come. Re-rate, 8-10. The numbers stay the same. I will say that the nose has turned the volume down with a few months in the bottle. No worries, this is still an intense experience. Last time I was obviously overwhelmed by the nose and entry. The palate is very interesting. This IPA finishes with some subtlety. Carbonation finishes smooth and the hops linger like a recessing tide. Very clean, with just the spice elements of the hops lingering. Interesting. This must be a seriously dry hopped beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bright gold pour with a thin white head that left a few spots of lacing. Bready aroma with a lot of pine and citrus hops, which lean more towards lemon and grapefruit. Flavor is very lemony, somewhat doughy, with a sharp pine bite. Light and crisp, pretty refreshing. Well carbonated. Lingering bitter finish that seems slightly abrasive. A good beer, no doubt, but Im having trouble trying to figure out why this is highly rated. For the trouble you have to go through to get it, Id rather have Pliny, or even Blind Pig.


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