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RATINGS: 1896   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tylerbp6 (40) - - AUG 16, 2013
Poured from a fresh 22 oz bottle into a tulip. Amazing IPA with aromas of lemon and mango. Smooth finish with a great hop taste. Tops IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FalconsFever (40) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Great IPA. Well balanced, nicely bitter, and ver smooth crisp finish. San Diego brewery not available in Atlanta market. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
banbeernot (39) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Mystic golden amber body with thin white head. Lingering lacing on the glass. Very well balanced IPA with an orangy nose and a hint of malt in the back end. Smooooooth palate and finish. The hop never dominates the taste but it makes its presence felt. A surprisingly full body IPA which canít be said to other noteworthy IPAs from Bells or Laguitas. highly recommended. Worth the price of admission.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcelotcunha (39) - BRAZIL - JAN 24, 2014
Cerveja americana dourada, com espuma densa, aroma frutado intenso e forte sabor amargo. Alc. 7,0%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
stonelis (38) - Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Poured a hazy orange with a thick 3 finger head. Nice lacing. Aroma is incredible, citrus and floral hops. Light to medium body. Light to medium carbonation. Good mix of grapefruit, mango and pine. Very drinkable. This just might be my favorite IPA yet.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPABevyGuy (38) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. Smells like citrus and the taste follows. Very citrus body, followed by pine and earthy on the end. Hops don?t really kick in until the finish. Very well balanced IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Cask/Draft @ Hamiltons. One of my favorite IPAís. Dank, sticky, piney, citrusy, skunky. A Healthy mouthfeel and dangerously drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmohr (37) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Draft at Hopping Pig, San Diego. Food pairing with braised bratwurst. Piney hoppy aroma, pleasantly bitter but not overwhelming. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rentonj7 (37) - USA - AUG 20, 2014
Medium amber body with powerful head. Nose has lots of citrus, but more varied than usual - notes of other tropical fruits like mango, maybe pineapple. Also some hints of the malt backbone. Taste is equally complex. Along with the tropical fruits there are hints of pine. Mouthfeel is generous with a tiny bit of cloy yet a dry finish. This beer opens up as it warms towards the bottom of the glass. Itís worth waiting to judge it until youíve finished the glass - it lives up to the hype.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DogfishFred (36) - - JUL 12, 2012
Listen, 950+ ratings canít be wrong. You wonít get any complaints if you bring this home.


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