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RATINGS: 2514   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigbish (684) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2011
22oz poured into a tulip lass. Pours a nice orangish yellow with a nice offwhite head that is substantial and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is straightforward IPA, resinous, citrus...yum. The taste has notes of apricot and lemon, with a pungent hop flavor. Nicely bitter...and the mouthfeel is thin with medium carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, this beer is a straightforward and delicious IPA....not one to miss.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Great beer! Smooth and fruity. A bit of peach flavor in this one. Pour is beautiful with a thin white head. Aroma is light and hoppy.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours orange with thick white head. Unreal aroma of huge citrus hops. Taste is all hops and I love it. Thinner mouthfeel than expected. Could drink this all day.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansvf (679) - - DEC 28, 2015
Ziet er super uit. Ruikt heerlijk hoppig en smaakt fris, citrus, erg bitter. Toppertje!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (679) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Clear golden pour, with just a touch of amber, coupled with a very nice head and long lasting lacing. The nose is a complex blend of grapefruit, mango and other sweet tropicals against a subtle spruce. Light medium body with a smooth texture. The carbonation level is a touch above normal. The outstanding flavor profile is expertly complex and follows the nose. Grapefruit leads then flows into the sweeter hop flavors. In the middle the biscuit malt comes through against a subtle spruce flavor. The finish effervesces into a grapefruit bitter tartness over a caramel sweetness. This is an outstanding complex hop flavor bomb.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Majek (678) - Ząbki, POLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Clear, orange colour with big, stable head. Nice lacing too. After opening the bottle, it feels big punch of citrus (grapefruit!), exotic fruits (mango, maybe even passion fruit), some floral note and malty base on background. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light dry. Finish is very long, biiter, but not harsh or tart. Soft carbonation. Medium to full body. Fantastic, very drinkable, no doubt one of the best IPA I’ve ever tried.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rob6239 (678) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
On tap at Cole’s in Buffalo. Pours light and clear with almost no head at all. Aroma is strong and delicious with citrus and very hoppy. Taste has a very mild bitter to it with the big citrus notes coming through.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (677) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 7, 2015
Draught. Pours a hazy dark orange with a moderately lasting off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, orange. Taste is of more exotic fruit, orange. Really fruity and refreshing. Oily mouthfeel, medium to high carbonation. Great ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Had as part of a 4 beer flight at rattle and hum in NYC. First of the flight, very well balanced hoppiness with a citrus smell and after taste. Not overwhelmingly bitter


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