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RATINGS: 1900   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Keg at Deep Ellum with my dinner. Pours a crystal clear golden amber, nice half inch white head that holds nicely, and leaves excellent lacing. Very piney nose, with plenty accompanying fruitiness - grapefruit and papaya to the fore. Some nice light caramel maltiness present too. A delicate caramel malt sweetness is followed by a pretty prominent hop bite, with nice citric flavour. Dry finish, very dry in fact, with a slightly unpleasant yeasty aftertaste, that lasts. Nice prickly carbonation, medium body and a decent boozy presence make up for it though. Not as overwhelmingly complex as I expected, but pretty darn good as far as ipa goes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColovianTrader (282) - - FEB 23, 2014
Lots of grapefruit in this one. Bitter citrus hops, caramel, orange, tart fruit and pine with undertones of bread. Well balanced and a dry finish. Lives up to its reputation as a world class IPA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (281) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
22oz bottle from Craft Shack online.Light amber pour with one finger of head. Aroma of fruity hops. Taste is balanced hops with great bitterness. Overall a well balanced IPA, good all around.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle (22 ounce): Clear, golden with a hint of copper and a thick head. Huge lift of fresh hops. Lantana, citrus, pine. Very fresh. Green but rich.. Dry to off dry. Medium to medium high bitterness. Not sour. Rich, very fresh. Great weight and length. Bitterness is balanced by flavor. Tropical, citrus, pine hop flavors with malt to match. Intense west coast IPA but as balanced as they come. Intense but lovely beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Had at The Union, Encinitas CA. Delicious. Perfectly balanced IPA. Pours yellow orange, clear. minimal head. Intense hops on the first sip then mellows out. A unique floral hop notes linger on the palate, slightly spicy and like nothing i have ever tasted. A great high powered session IPA. Highly addictive and perfection at its best. Bravo! 6-Pack in NJ, poured same clear yellow orange, minimal head. Same great freshness and flavors. It travels well, not cheap $14.99 for 6 12oz bottles. Well worth it. A flawless IPA

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Excellent IPA. Astringent, piney, grapefruit, light malts, fruity. Really good. Great example of a really well-showcased hoppppy beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pricey290483 (276) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
got this beer recommended to me by a member of staff at whole foods and i couldn’t thank him enough what a beer this is fair play good amount of hops good kick of bitterness at the end a very very nice beer one that i will be taking home from new york with me

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Had on tap. Fairly minimal carbonation and lacing. Amber-colored, hoppy, but not as strong as I’d expected based on its billing as a "Double IPA". Not really anything special, but a good IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
10/26/12. Bought 2 $3.39 bottles from CBO and was my first beer at wasabi. Rated as one of the highest ipa's out there and I agree. Hazy gold with a very long-lasting full head. Very strong citrusy aroma and the taste follows the nose. Heading to My Favorites! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (274) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle from Craft Beer Base. Golden colour with small head. Very hoppy aroma with some pine and herbs. Same when you drink it, very smooth, nice finish.


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