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RATINGS: 2470   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorkenstein (318) - - APR 30, 2015
The first thing I noticed as I opened the can was a delightful aroma of citrus, grapefruit,and piney hops. The taste starts with bitter hops and citrus, followed by a spicey cracker taste, which then ends with a bitter grapefruit. Another thing to note is the effervescent tingle that follows behind the flavor of each sip. All these experiences in each tasting compel you to want to have another sip immediately.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sitzds (318) - - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 From 22oz bomber with best by date of 8/25/20. Grapefruit and licorice aromas. Creamy head with good lacing. Citrusy start with bitter hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerandhockey8 (318) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 2, 2015
On tap, Finley's Pub, Denver. Pour is a nice Amber/orange, thin white head. Nose is big hop, big citrus, resin, floral. Taste is bitter, medium bodied. Finished very dry on your palate, but still a full bodied taste. Nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doodler (317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Pours a hazy-golden with one inch froth head. Sticky lacing. Piney hop aroma with a citrus / fruit nose. Flavor offers a blast of hops and slight bitterness on the finish. Well balanced. Still, this beer is mellower than I had expected. Slight citrus after-taste, but dry. Should be a tasty brew for the summer. Will have to track more down..

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours a light nearly transparent gold. A thin head retains well as the beer is drunk. The hop flavor is pronounced citrus and is crisp and refreshing for an IPA. Overall I think the beer is a tad overrated, but is none the less a strong example of the category.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strife21 (315) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours Amber hazy color with a white thin head Smell of citrus, pine, mango, grapefruit Bitter with a smooth mouthfeel. Tastes of strong citrus and pine. Hints of mango and grapefruit. Pretty awesome IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Pours golden yellow with white head which settles quickly to the rim. Aroma is honey, citrus and piney hops. Taste is a nicely balanced with initial brief sweetness followed by floral piney hops. Crisp and light mouthfeel however left a little bit of pill bitterness in the finish - par for west coast ipa’s though. Nice IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Probably as fresh a bottle as you can get in the midwest (over 3 months before the enjoy by date). S: Great aroma, but subtle - sweet grapefruit, pineapple, grass, citrus zest, some breadiness, and decently resinous and astringent. A: Pours a pretty hazy gold with a nice white head that sticks clings to the glass T: Not over-the-top bitterness by any means - pretty dry. The layers of flavor are muddled and not easily perceived, but still very tasty. Lemon zest, grapefruit, solid malt backbone P: Feels like an IPA, does not linger very long O: A good IPA out of the bottle, but I image it’s an entirely different beast when it’s in its infancy on tap. Looking forward to trying it that way one day, but over priced for being bottled.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolord (313) - - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (313) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2015
Flaska från SB. Klar orange med fingertjockt vitt skum. Tydlig doft av citrus och exotisk frukt. Ganska tunn kropp, något torr. Inleds med citrustoner för att övergå i kraftig, något sött och fyllig beska som blir kvar hängandes en bra stund. Bra dos av tallbarr, maltsötma och kåda. En IPA som varit hypad ett tag nu. Druckit den några gånger, men tycker den är olika varje gång. Inte helt förstått hypen (ännu).


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