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RATINGS: 2350   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (658) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottled. No clear date on this. Pours a nice clear golden color with a nice frothy head. Aroma is big bold citrus, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is orange, some grapefruit, and a sweet malty biscuitiness. Well-balanced. Nice pleasant and very slightly slick mouthfeel. I feel this would be better rated if on tap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2009
22 oz bottle pours a hazy golden amber body with a tall offwhite head that lasts forever. Lavish sticky lacing. Aroma is citrusy and floral(orange blossoms) with pink grapefruit, oranges, and other tropical fruits underneath. Taste has a prevailing citrusy hop bitterness that is mostly pink grapefruit. A plethora of tropical fruits peak adds delicate hints throughout. Malt presence adds a gentle whisper of sweetness. Very clean and even, supremely well balanced. Delicious and dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Stellar beer. Everything you look for in this style, balance, citrus hops, bitter finish. It has it all and more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle. Golden color, moderate head, big citrusy aroma. Flavor is big hop presence with some nice flavor notes of citrus and resiny pine, with just the right amount of malt. Substantial on the palate, with a chewy quality that I like. Has a long pleasing bitter finish with some other good flavors hanging in there too. Manages to stay just on the right side of line for bitterness. I can see why this gets the rating it does; it’s a new favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2010
22. A very large IPA, XXXL. Massive hops press strong citrus & piney resins on your tongue. Last bomber. Will purchase again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2013
On draught at baileys / pours a very clear copper color. Nose of floral, hop, and citrus. Taste of candied hop - nice balance of hop and malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Golden pour with small white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus, some hops. Flavor was more muted, less of citrus and more hint of hops. An OK IPA, but I think overrated consider how high its been scored and hyped.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Pour orange with a nice white head and good lace. Aroma pine, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, light caramel, stone fruits. Taste quite bitter pine, grapefruit, citrus, stone fruit,light malt back bone. MF medium body long lingering bitterness opened up by a light fizzy carb. Super bitter outstandingly tasty hop bomb extremely well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (649) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 5, 2015
Sample on tap at Eureka. Pours a deep gold, with whitish head. Strong aroma of floral and grass. Tastes of hops and grass. A very distinctive IPA. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (649) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2015
Bb 5.1.16 Clear golden liquid with frothy white head. Aroma of caramel, honey. Taste of goatweed, medium sweet, medium bitterness, light sour. Medium body, oily feel, light carbonisation, long bitter finish

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