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RATINGS: 2228   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scouser (297) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (294) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Clear yellow with creamy white foam. Fruity citrus aroma is great. Hoppy citrus flavor with a bitter grapefruit finish. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (291) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
From a can. Pours a light amber-orange and makes a nice white head. Smells of toffee and light caramel. Tastes of grapefruit, citrus, and hops. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Pours a bright golden hue almost resembling a lager. Aroma is unique. I get lemon, melons, and a decent amount of booziness. It smells really fresh. The body on this beer is very light making it dangerously drinkable. Tropical citrus notes and a crisp finish with warming alcohol all the way through. Similar style to Pliny yet its own entity, really enjoyable and fresh.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (289) - orange, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Beautiful dark orange color, very frothy head, strong hoppy aroma and taste, bitter, citrucy, mango, orange, apricot, very tropical, awesome ipa!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: citrusy and resinous. Taste/Palate: starts creamy and sweet, and finishes crisp and bitter. Perfect malt/hop balance. Perfect beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emartell (289) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - APR 20, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Aroma delicioso y muy refrescante. Notas citricas y a la vez florales, en donde se puede percibirla naranja, lima, mandarina e incluso durazno, mientras que floralmente se perciben notas a pino. En cuanto a apariencia color naranja claro con destellos opacos cobrizos. Cuerpo de medio a redondo, corona de espuma media de media retención , carbonatacion baja. En boca sabores frutales, buen equilibrio, ligero amargor. Al paladar se detectan sabores frutales, principalmente a durazno, un muy buen equilibrio y un final poco amargo, a diferencia de lo que se podría esperar. En resumen una buena IPA, con caracteristicas notables agradables, buena apariencia y aroma, muy balanceada, quiza algo carente del notable amargor de las IPAs americanas.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtu71 (288) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Medium long-lasting ivory head. Misty golden. Fruity, citric, malty, amber, pine, grass, straw, extra dry, delicious. Excellent, very tasty IPA.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimsal27 (286) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Aroma is strong citrus grapefruit. Golden color with foamy white head. Taste is citrus hops bitterness.full mouthfeel with good carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
Keg at Deep Ellum with my dinner. Pours a crystal clear golden amber, nice half inch white head that holds nicely, and leaves excellent lacing. Very piney nose, with plenty accompanying fruitiness - grapefruit and papaya to the fore. Some nice light caramel maltiness present too. A delicate caramel malt sweetness is followed by a pretty prominent hop bite, with nice citric flavour. Dry finish, very dry in fact, with a slightly unpleasant yeasty aftertaste, that lasts. Nice prickly carbonation, medium body and a decent boozy presence make up for it though. Not as overwhelmingly complex as I expected, but pretty darn good as far as ipa goes.


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