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RATINGS: 1896   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle Shared with GMCC2181, thanks Gabe. Aroma was pine, citrus and hops. Color was a nice bright light orange with nice head. Taste was pine, floral, and grassy. A nice easy to drink smooth IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdan (260) - USA - OCT 18, 2013
Amber with nice smooth head. Aroma hops. Taste well balance mostly hops. Palate medium. Finish bitter

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2010
22 bottle at Smith’s in downtown Springfield. This might be my new favorite IPA. The citrus flavors are over the top. I love the orange juice finish balanced with a light sweet malt. As it warmed up a bit, the floral and grassy flavors appeared. This was the perfect break from the kitchen renovation. I asked Jimmy for something with citrus hop flavors from his private stock... and he delivered.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackfrost9p (258) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Damn good IPA. Reminds me of the Smutty Nose IPA, which I absolutely loved when I lived in New Hampshire. Strong hops, citrus, floral and pine aromas and flavors, which equals a fabulous brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Clear, dark golden pour. Great floral aroma. Resinous pine flavor, huge hop bite with a bitterness that lingers on the palate. Flavor that lets you know your drinking a beer! Freaking awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wihlan (257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Flaska bishops marina med päronen - doftar otroligt friskt. Mörkgul med vitt skum och lätt dimmig. Tydlig men behaglig beska. Smakar lite blodapelsin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beastmaster (256) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle but drank from a mug. Unfortunate. Great beer. Aroma is citrus sweet. Fruity ipa, but stays true to hop heavy ipa style. Finishes nice

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Pretty killer IPA. Lots of floral hops with sweet fruit and citrus. Crisp and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorgosh (256) - - NOV 25, 2013
Det är sådana här tillfällen som gör att det pliktskyldiga provandet av hinkvis med undermålig lager plötsligt känns värt besväret. När en smak verkar stannar kvar i munnen och minnet för all evinnerlighet vill man låta det förbli så tills hungern eller törsten tvingar en att skölja bort hela härligheten. I bästa fall med en ny klunk Sculpin, men troligast med...ja, tyvärr...ännu en lager.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Exceptional, really. Very well balanced across a great range of temperatures, which is rare for American IPAs I think. Very crisp, bitter, and refreshing when served very cold. Lots of citrus notes. The malts come out as it warms. Once it hits around 50-55F after sitting for a bit, it becomes full and well-rounded. The hop profile is excellent, for the style, and has a aromatic presence and a finish that easily make it one of the best IPAs I have had. Highly recommended. Update 5/6/13: I found a bottle marked "Enjoy By 4/20/13", indicating that as of today, it was bottled about 135 days ago. Figured it would be a good experiment. At this age, the citrus has dropped off considerably. The hop flavors are very hollow and papery with only some minor resinous pine and some dry bitterness left. It has definitely become a different beer. Closer to a Stone IPA.


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