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RATINGS: 2496   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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2008
a damn good ipa....lighter in color and body then alot of the other examples of the style.... but......darn good nose of grapefruity hops....and also the lighter body helps to showcase the hops more....good stuff

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolord (357) - - JAN 23, 2015
Orange klar im Glas, leichter weiße schaum, grassig fruchtig hopfig in der Nase, unglaublich ausgewogen, angenehme bittere bei sehr guten Körper (nicht zu leicht, nicht zu schwer), lang anhaltende Bittere, sehr schöne IPA

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brucebruce81 (356) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 15, 2013
This beer was very smooth it was not as bitter as many IPA types are I could enjoy this beer for a hot summer day ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroadestTom (355) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2016
Aroma fake orange, Appearance orange, clear, white foam, Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium bitterness, Palate medium body, Overall to me there is a unnatural orange flavor that is not doing it for me. I am a fan of the grapefruit and pineapple but not this one. I would not suggest this beer to a friend.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrDick (354) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Itís already been said but this is a great IPA. Really bright citrus taste with a little metallic hops residue on the finish. Crisp with not a lot of malt. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (354) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2013
355ml bottle into a tulip glass; served cold. Aroma: Lots of grapefruit and lemony hops. Zesty and bright for sure. Appearance: Clear, amber-yellow body with a dissipating white head. Nice lacing, though! Taste: Loads of citrusy hops with just a little bit of pine/resin bite. Malt is pretty mild; this one is all hop. Palate: Medium body, moderate prickly carbonation, and a long bitter finish. Overall: A very, very nice IPA. Great hop-forward beer, classic west-coast flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (352) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (351) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Strong hoppy aroma and foretaste followed by a very malty taste that negates the hoppy bitterness. Some grassiness in the malt. Had a 6 pack and drank several before the review to try to understand the very high ratings but maybe just not my style of IPA. I am a hophead but am fine with well balanced IPAs too but I appreciate the initial hop bitterness but am not very crazy about the particular malt taste that follows in this beer. Certainly not a bad beer by any standard but for my taste not deserving the extremely high rankings.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dambor (349) - 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. Thatís what an IPA should be.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (347) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2015
On tap at Hopcat. Grassy nose. Bit of grapefruit. Bitter at the front. Spreads through the mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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