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RATINGS: 2163   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 12, 2013
I know that we are not to rate on style, but purely on if we like it. Too bad. Even though I am not a fan of west-coast hop bombs, I must say that this is one of the best highly-hopped brews out there. Lots of apricot and citrus. Amazing aroma. Hard to find, but worth the search. Did I mention the aroma? Wow.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours hazy golden color with medium tight white head that laces all the way down. Aroma is sweet juicy flowery hops. Taste is dank hoppiness with biting grapefruit citrus and a nice malty backbone. Follow through is dank bitter hoppiness that lingers nicely in the aftertaste. Overall this is a very well balanced IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Great brew, shared a bottle w rciesla. Very unique taste for an IPA, which i was very much a fan of. Snag this up when possible, great beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2009
Great I.P.A. This one was a bit travelled and I will definitely try it again and re-rate it fresh. fruity aromas and flavours, more diverse than the standard citrus/pine US IPA and nice underlaying maltiness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Wow. This IPA has a very strong citrus grapefruit taste. I wasn’t able to notice all the subtle flavors because of this, but it was still a good brew. I think I may stick to their big eye for now though.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyAlesToYou (164) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2012
True to the label, notes of apricot, peach, mango and lemon are detected in the aroma. There is something floral going on as well, which really elevates my olfactory enjoyment. It pours golden with a textbook soapy IPA head. The taste is very well balanced, not too bitter that it overwhelms the palate. It is a bit thin for the style, but not enough to be penalized. Sculpin is a damn fine American IPA, and should be sampled if you have an opportunity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (164) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Poured from a bomber with no noticeable date on it. Aroma - tropical, sweet, almost peppery Appearance - crystal clear light golden color Taste - Very nice....very smooth with a great bite at the back of the tongue which I like. Palate - Great lingering taste. Overall - I can see why this beer gets such high ratings, it is a top notch beer. Can’t believe I waited so long to have it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2011
22oz bottle courtesy of wavers1. Pours hazy orange with a thin white head that sticks around leaving thick lacing. Aroma is juicy, citrusy hops. A little breadiness in the background. Body is full, but crisp. Flavor is not very bitter, but very hoppy. Again, citrusy, juicy hops without being resiny. A little crisp maltiness in the finish. Incredible IPA!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a nice bright gold with a small white head. Really looks good. Smells of a west coast style IPA. Citrus/Grapefruit/Pine all hit your nose with a gusto. A little grassy too. Piney hop burst up front. Then the malts become slightly detectable while finishing with a lingering dry bitterness. Mouthfeel is fairly light with good carbonation levels. Sculpin has a reputation as one of the best West Coast IPA’s and doesn’t disappoint. The only knock is I would’ve liked a little bit more grapefruitiness to balance out the piney resin, but a small nitpick at that as this beer is still good, just not elite.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Really amazing IPA. Tons of piney citrus on the nose, followed by a crisp taste featuring the same flavors. Nice light copper color with a hearty lasting head. Super beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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