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RATINGS: 1875   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2010
On tap at Capone’s on 5/29/2010. Pale yellow, mostly transparent with a bit of head. Aroma has lots of clean pinecone hops, very similar to PTE, but a bit less dry. Flavor has lots of pinecone hops, good bitterness, some flowery and herbal character. A faint vegetal astringency and a touch of sweetness are all that separate it from PTE. Good carbonation and mouthfeel, hoppy bitterness finishes it nicely.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BazookaJoe (235) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Pours light orange with a huge hop nose. A dry spicy hop flavor but well balanced. An excellent IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Light orange, a little hazy, and a little more than a finger of white head. Awesome sweet fruit aroma of peach, apricot, pineapple, mango, orange. Taste has a nice shot of bitterness on the tongue and then the fruity hops take over. It’s near perfect on the palate, light on the malt and hop forward. Great IPA!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scouser (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
OMG! I paid for this one and it was worth it! Pours a golden honey colour with tons of white head and lacing. Tha aroma is amazing flowers, violets, mango, citrus. Tastes like it smells, a great balanced beer malty, mango, rose hip water, citrus. Wow a truly great beer complex yet easy to drink. Pay the price and try it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 Has a faint aroma that is pretty good. A very crisp refreshing beer. Pretty citrusy with a hint of lemon. Fantastic beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreaperguru (233) - santee, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
Pours a light golden orange with a nice white head.The aroma is a nice fruity and citrus hops.The flavor is of a grapfruit citrus and a little malt.The finnish is nice and clean.Very refreshing.Overall a great brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleph (231) - - APR 18, 2012
Bottle with Nate. Gold with white head. West coast hoppy, citrusy and bitter. Lasting finish, decent body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Pours a cloudy gold with typical lace. Lots of sweet orange on the nose, very nice. Taste? Well, maybe mine is a tad stale from being on the shelf for a bit, but I’m not seeing where this beer’s legendary status comes from. I get a fair amount of juicy orange, which I like, but it doesn’t have the biggest bite and there’s a funky aftertaste I can’t quite place. A good one for sure, but it wouldn’t make my personal IPA top-10.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pours golden with decent sized white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma. Pleasant and nicely balanced hop flavor. A good IPA, but frankly it doesn’t stand out. I was expecting more based on the high scores.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firefly54 (228) - - MAY 3, 2013
Clear pale orange colour, medium Carbonation, tight fluffy white head. Aroma has Mango, citrus, apricot jam, most of tropical fruit you can get. Soft mouth feel. Mild bitterness but the sweetness is balanced. Taste follows nose. Could session this quite happily. Superb!


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