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RATINGS: 2543   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (765) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Draft at Pinthouse Pizza. Amber/golden color with white head. Aroma and flavors of pine, citrus, grapefruit, and peach. It’s quite fruity. Has a bitter, piney finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchPls (763) - FINLAND - APR 8, 2014
Clear orange. White foam. Sweet grape fruit on the nose. Lots of bitter grape fruit and grassy harsh hops. Medium body. Very nice but a little too harsh for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Appearance was amber gold with diminishing whitish creamy 1 finger head, spotty lacing.Aromas where sweet honey malt with grapefriut, lemons, oranges and spices. Taste was sweet figs, honey sweet malty backbone with melony citrus lemony hops comes through in the back. Palate was smooth creamy carbonation with beautiful medium balance of sweetness and hops. Wonderful IPA...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2010
Wow, this is a gem from the first mouthful. Sl cloudy golden and this head but that’s about as bad as it gets. Rich honey malts with a raspy citrus hop bite. Mouthfeel is all grapefruit, best pink grapefruit. Lovely balance of malt and sweet and bitter citrus and that dry mouthfeel with afterburps for a long time to come. The best beer I’ve had for a long time - well done

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (756) - Delaware, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Orange, amber color..not very aggressive pour..into snifter leaving 1/2 finger head..what carbonation..great action that rises to the top in somewhat even rows..aroma of orange, mango, citrus dominant, quite juicy on the nose..hop juice..palate is very smooth and grapefruit heavy..almost like the bubble action is continually pushing up more waves and layers of hoppy ipa goodness...this is extremely drinkable and fresh.Solid dry finish..bitterness is spot on...glad that this is now available in MD..can see why this is one of the finest west coast ipa’s..everything is so well done here hard to find any real flaws..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12 bottle supplied by SHERM1016....thanks! Pours a rich dark yellow; moderate head. No lacing. Who cares....this is one very great beer. Bitter / hoppy (juniper / pine) nose and dry / hoppy initial taste. Bitter taste lingers....but what an excellent bitter it is! Very tasty!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Brewed in the USA !!! On tap at the Brass Rail. Pours straw in color with a super foamy white head that will dissipate in time. Aroma of hops, malts, citrus and fruits. The taste has fruit flavors like oranges, mango, grapefruit and peaches with some hops and citrus notes. The mouthfeel is thin to medium in body with a nice crisp dry hoppy bite at the finish. Wow, this IPA was really good stuff !!! I could drink this all night long. :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Golden appearance with good white head.Mellow hop aromas. Smooth pleasant IPA. Not too complex or of great depth but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strap (751) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrelbelly (748) - BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
From tap at Mikkeller bar SF. Hazy orange with creamy head. Aroma of pine, mango and peach. Dry pine and mango taste.

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