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RATINGS: 2231   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
Grapfruit in the aroma, tropcial fruit and a bit of malt. Copper colored, not very long lasting white head. Very piney dry taste upfront with a dry finish. Not overly complex but very unique. A bit of malt and tropical fruit in the aftertaste. Not overly complex but very refined and unique. Carbonation feels very fine. Medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nicke80 (305) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
33cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours golden with fruity aroma. Balanced, hoppy flavours with sweet citrus notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (304) - USA - MAY 24, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Bottled on March 3 and tasted on May 24...The aroma of this beer poured into a stout glass from a bomber is tantalizing and fresh, bringing apricot, mango and a nice strong hops. The soft, off-white head is small but tenacious, clinging to the sides of my glass and a nice contrast to the soft amber of the liquid inside. A median bitter, but long lasting on my tongue and nicely fizzy without feeling over carbonated. This is a most pleasant brew, nicely balanced, fruity but not too sweet, hoppy bitter and evenly balanced in all the experiences. Another go-to brew on my favorites list!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2010
On tap at Pizzeria Uno Bensalem. Surprisingly nice light color. Aroma is pine and citrus. Very little head. Taste is wonderful. It has a very upfront hop kick that isn’t overbearing, and doesn’t stay thick or harsh on your palate. Brought me joy.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Deepngolden pour with a big white head. Aroma is huge with hops and very floral and citrus. Flavor is incredible with juicy hops, fruit, and very slightly sweet. One of thr best.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Pour is a coppery Orange with nice lacy sticky white head. Smell is lemon wheat grass. Taste is sweat wheaty hay with lemon and mandrin oranges. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a white head. Big citrus pop on the nose with orange and grapefruit, piney resiny hops. Flavor has citrusy sweetness up front with a big piney bitterness on the back of the tongue. Nice spiciness with the hops to give an extra kick and plenty of earthy sweet malt to tame it a bit. A bit if an alcohol kick on the way down. Good IPA, but a bit overrated.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Yet another California IPA that rocks the house. Had this one 10/7/2010 from the bottle. Pours a beautiful golden color with just under quarter an inch of head. Nice lacing on the glass as well because I keep drinking this beer very quickly. I smell malt, slight citrus from the hops. I taste citrus with a strong bitter finish to let you know that they did not skimp on the hops. Not the most balanced, but this IPA is a true representation of why the West Coast IPAs rule the roost. I am so happy we were able to get some of this liquid nectar in Richmond. Medium bodied with a very smooth mouth feel for being so aggressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2011
On tap. This was different from what I was expecting. Not so much citrus but definitely a different fruity blend. Must be the apricot/mango flavors noted in the description. Pours a great looking golden color with a lasting foamy white head. Thick mouthfeel for an IPA. Not my favorite IPA, but a great offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2009
bottle. Pours a crystal clear light amber color, small half inch of bubbly white head that clears quickly. Bright sharp hop nose of lemons, apricots, and some sticky resinous notes. Nose also shows some heavy bitterness and some light toasted notes. Aroma shows plenty of that sharp citric bitterness from the nose; grapefruit, lemons, and other sharp fruit notes. Light malt backbone of toasted biscuits and caramel. Flavors blend decently, but lack the depth or uniqueness of many other IPAs. Palate is full and creamy, with a light bitter finish. Certainly a good IPA, but nothing especially incredible.


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