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RATINGS: 1984   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
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2011
floral, grass, spruce, amber, orange, minimal head, medium body, average carbonation,

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
This is a fantastic beer. Powerful aroma of sweet citrus hops and floral hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (240) - - JUN 7, 2014
An amber body with a thin head. Typical IPA aroma. Nice taste. Happy I got in on tap :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2009
22oz. Bomber. A little lighter color than expected would call it something similar to straw colored with a quickly disspearing white head. Crazy big nose that seems to be dominated by amarillo hops. Heavily tropical with hints of peach, mango and even a little melon. Flavor is similar with a strong grapefruit presence and a caramel note that is backed by a nice bitter streak that hits late. The malt is definitely there, but a bit understated to let the hops stand out. Mouthfeel is slightly thin, but not watery. Ends with a lingering bitterness and a touch of resin. Teetering on the border of a 2IPA. Impressive.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Got this beer for a gift. Aroma is a citrusy hoppy scent. Wow very hop forward, nice blend of citrus and tropical fruit. Love this Ipa!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Pours slightly darker than straw-colored with a large white head. There’s definitely orange and cat piss in the nose. I swear I smell marijuana, too. Bizarre. This would be a great summertime IPA because it is so refreshing. Lots of citrus on the palate, with flavors of orange and grapefruit. It’s not particularly dry and there’s just a small bit of sweetness on the tale end. Really great beer, but the hype seems a bit over the top.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreaperguru (236) - 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.

4.1
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (235) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Bottle pour from Whole Foods Market - Redwood City, CA. So crisp with heavy grapefruit and the right amount of honey. Ideal Sunday breakfast drinking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firefly54 (235) - - 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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