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RATINGS: 2266   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 This stuff is awesome. A pretty under the radar IPA in SD from what I can see. It comes and goes - when it’s here, try and snatch a pint of it. Very sharp and dry finish, great pine taste, very crisp. Leaves you wanting the next sip. A must try - usually always is at the brewery to taste

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pretty darn good. Very earthy dank and bitter. Good amount of pine. Not really citrus tasting. So darn fresh and tasty. Big down side, too darn expensive. The price is reflected in the Overall category. I usually wouldn’t let something like that reflect my rating, but $16 a six pack is too much money. Easily could be a 4.5 out of 5 if the price were closed to $10 a six pack.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Pours a light orange color with a thick white head. Aromas are amazing citrus floral hops are overwhelming. The taste is exactly the same, citrus, orange rind, grapefruit, bitter hops, but not over bitter just about perfect. Wonderful brew.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (597) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a golden hue with a nice, 2 finger, frothy off white head that is extremely chunky. S- Deep citrus fruits, mango, floral notes, grapefruit. T- Starts off light, floral hops, lots of grapefruit and tangerine on the back end with a deep bitterness. M- Medium bodied with carbonation that is a little too low. D- Very easy to drink. One of the best smelling IPAs out there. at 8.99 a bomber for an IPA it’s definitely a once in a while thing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Courtesy of NorCalgrowler. Lots of citrus fruits in the nose, potent hop and pine bouquet. Smell is fantastic. Pours a nice orange color with a full fluffy white head, dissipates to a persistent thin head. Flavor is full of hop character and bitterness, honey, pine, fruit, and a good malt presence to balance. Medium body, a bit resiny and sweet, smooth with good carbonation. Overall a great beer, very well balanced with hop additions in all the right places.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigbish (596) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
This was recommended to me by the bartender at Naja’s on Redendo Pier. What a fantastic IPA. One of the best I’ve ever had. Tons of hop flavor, well balanced with malts. Great palate. I’ll take 10 more please.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (596) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle at WilliamK, Helsinki. Pours cloudy golden with a big frothy head. Aroma is rich in tropical fruitiness; peach, passion and orange mix, also some pine and floral notes. Taste is initially sweet, but hoppy bitterness appears in the middle and the finish is typically dry and very bitter. Rich exotic fruitiness dominates the taste with at least peach, apricot and mango featuring with the usual citrus. The palate is medium bodied and slick. Overall this is a very rich and varied IPA with strong tropical fruitiness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (594) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2011
amazing fresh-hop aroma full of apricot, grapefruit, and just a touch of cheese. pours a clear light yellow/orange with fizzy white head. flavor is predominantly bitter, but mild medium-thin body, crisp, lightly carbonated, with long hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strap (593) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUN 27, 2013
In the bottle in Seoul. Decent IPA, but was overhyped and didn't live up the expectation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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