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RATINGS: 2485   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (466) - - MAY 7, 2016
12oz bottle. Clear golden color with a white head. Grapefruit hops aroma. Tropical fruit upfront with a hops finish. Medium light body. Very well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2010
At a tasting: amazing aroma, strong guava, lychee, pinapple, peach, in the flavor the same but weaker, more citrusy and bitter - less hop flavor, good malty backbone, very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - FEB 23, 2014
Lots of grapefruit in this one. Bitter citrus hops, caramel, orange, tart fruit and pine with undertones of bread. Well balanced and a dry finish. Lives up to its reputation as a world class IPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle pours a hazy yellow not much head. Smells tastes of honey grapefruit mango citrus some bitter resin in it. Nice crisp bite. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2014
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: Orange/copper in color. Generous white head with good retention. Impressive lacing. Pretty close to ideal. Aroma: Lots of citrus on the nose. Orange, grapefruit. Peach. Some floral notes also. Really nice. Taste: Pretty dry upfront with mild bitterness in the finish. Palate: Medium/light body. Soft mouthfeel. Longer finish. Overall: This beer has a lot going for it. The aroma is fantastic. The hops profile is pretty much ideal for me. Appearance was very nice as well. The body was a little lighter than I prefer, but I know this was by design. Overall a very nice beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jhgrantjr (462) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2012
This is an unbelievable beer. The look is a bright golden orange color with a good head. The aroma from this glass is complex and unique with some citrus, mango, lemon, pine, and on and on. Then the taste is unlike anything else in the IPA world; it changes as you drink it with a hoppy and fruity taste. One of the top three IPAs Iíve ever had.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpkeskinen (460) - FINLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Drank from a bottle after a sauna. Fruity, strongly hopped traditional IPA. The taste is a bit sharp but otherwise itís good.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maltman53 (459) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours hazy apricot, nice head and lasting lace, citrusy, apricot biscuits aroma, beautifully balanced sweet apricot fruit leather and hoppy middle palate, finishing full-bodied and crisp. No sign of the 7% ABV on the palate, a benchmark IPA!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joejames (459) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle to English pint glass. Pours slightly hazy light amber. Two finger head, nice lacing. Aroma of mango, apricot, lemon zest. Taste is very hoppy bitter with nice light sweetness for balance. Medium-full body, lightly carbonated, slightly sticky mouth feel. Finishes with a complex symphony of spruce, apricot, melon, earthy herbs. This is a very fine west coast IPA. Itís worthy of itís 100 rating.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (458) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2015
The aroma is hops, citrus. Pours a clear copper/orange with off white head, mostly diminishing with excellent lacing. The taste is bitter, biting to the back of the tongue. The body is medium/light, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter and long. Very Good!!


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