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RATINGS: 1990   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhops (430) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Nice IPA. Aroma is not overpowering, but flavor is good. Nice piney sharpness, citrus. Slightly oily but pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (430) - 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 IPA’s with a bit more body - but I admit that hops are very well presented here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
On tap. Copper pour, small white head. Medium carbonation. Aroma of grapefruit, a little sour milk. Mild  palette. Dry hoppy finish. Pleasant but didn’t knock me off my feet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (426) - USA - SEP 30, 2013
A medium golden color with two fingers of white head. A floral hop scent with something akin to a wood scent, some citrus notes. A carbonated bitter upfront with some spiciness that gives way to a little bit of caramel backbone but not enough for me, bitter lingers on tongue, very little sweet character. Decent but nothing special. Need to try a fresher bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 29, 2014
Drucken på Stoxkholm Beer & Whiskey Festival. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
junon (424) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Tight nose Old fruit notes. Pretty smooth. Tappers off towards the end. Mild bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pdubyah (423) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 This is like a comfortable cardigan, a bit thin in places. Draft and highly anticipated and recommend. It is something I’d happily drink a lot of in a session. But it is safe. I was expecting something more aggressive, or peaky in the profile, and I got a very very good, easy drinking safe beer. 2nd January I had this again in a bottle. I’ve thought about this, and this really is a good beer, and to be enjoyed. I think I was harsh in my previous thinking, lumping this in ’the pack’ when it’s one of the leaders. I gave myself an uppercut.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (422) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
poured from a bottle. Typical grapefruit ipa, small head, clear orange color, hoppy finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Clear copper colour with foamy big head on top and its lasts relatively long time. Leaves beautiful lacing. Aroma has grapefruits, citrus, pines and some caramel sweetness. A typical West Coast here. Taste has quite much caramel malts, pines, grapefruits and some other sweeter fruits. Body is surprisingly full and carbonation is medium-to-light. Slightly sweeter IPA, but definitely an excellent beer in the West Coast style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimsRatings (421) - - JUN 27, 2014
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Pours a nice clear amber with a finger of head. Crisp hoppy aroma and taste. Touch of bitterness. Good, everyday IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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