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RATINGS: 2514   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bomber, thanks to WeeHeavySD for this one. Pours a light orange color with a nice foamy head, I could smell the citrusy hops the moment I cracked the cap, but it smells like a grapefruit in the glass. The taste is a little bit more subtle than I expected, not as much bitterness, just a LOT of hop flavor and aroma. A tasty brew. Thanks Jon!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gbgbrouge (376) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2015
Poured from bottle, pale slightly hazy amber with high head. Aroma with notes of fruit, citrus, pine and some bread. Taste is mild bitterness backed up by a very well balanced malt body and leading to a subtle but long bitter finish. The geatness of this beer is in the balance, nothing really sticks out bit the way it comes together is just heavenly...

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (376) - - FEB 27, 2016
Violence! It’s like electricity in a glass. It’s all sharp edges, but still pretty easy to drink. Very very hoppy. That’s really all I have to say. It’s pretty good though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Near perfect IPA. Pours golden with a big creme head. Aroma is overwhelmingly apricot. Sweet peach, apricot and hops. Bitter hoppiness hits you quick. Slight alcohol burn with nice lasting bitter dryness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. Lots of sweet and fresh grass hops, sweet hop taste, crisp but lingering bitter on palate, and a light amber. Great IPA but it seems everyone already is aware.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fisler (371) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2015
Wen haben wir denn da am Haken, einen vierhornigen Stichling, sehr selten in unseren Gefilden. Schaut aber wirklich toll aus und riecht mal so garnicht nach Fisch. Scheint also frisch zu sein. Na dann nehmen wir doch mal einen Happen. Sehr sehr angenehm, rund, nicht so bissig wie andere Artgenossen, hängt mit seinen Gräten lange im Hals und geht ganz sachte matt, leicht bitter runter. Runde Ding, der Stichling. Da werd ich die Angel gleich nochmal aus.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rustbucket0873 (371) - Krikville, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Pours cloudy golden amber, with fluffy head. The aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine, bread, somw earthy. The flavor is pine, followed by citrus, grapefruit, some caramel, bread. Nice end bitterness that lingers for a bit, balanced beer. Overall fantastic beer, that is very easy to drink

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dambor (370) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2015
Pours dark yellow with medium head, leaving a nice lacing on glass. Aroma: white tropical fruit, mango, peach, some pine tree. Nice intense and complex aroma. Taste: citrus fruit mixed with very pleasant bitterness, exposing the hoppy crisp thanks to a relatively low body. Nice, balanced palate. ABV well hidden. Complex but at the same time very drinkable. That’s what an IPA should be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
terefere (369) - Durham, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours golden, slightly hazy and sparkling, nice frothy head. Aroma of lychee, citrus, spruce, biscuit. Taste: pomelo, biscuit, earthy, grapfruit, grass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozarkspops (368) - - AUG 3, 2013
Thick off white head. Mostly clear golden amber pour. Big aromas. Tons of citrus, grapefruit, apricot, peach, and some pine. Flavor is also very full flavored. Peach, mango, grapefruit, lemon, and some pine. A slight caramel malt backbone as well. ---Rated via iPhone


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