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RATINGS: 2265   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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
I have had this beer more than a few times but never written a review. This one is based on a 22 0z. bottle. Poured a light golden amber with an ample two-finger head which dissapted into a white covering fairly quickly. Lacing was on the lighter side but lasted. Nose is a wonderful collection of orange and mango, some pine and floral hops. Taste starts with a some sweetness and citrus and then quickly folds into a pleasantly dry and mildly bitterness. There is some alcohol warming at the end as well. Feel is medium to light and oily. This is a very refreshing beer you must try - IF it’s fresh. Highly recommended and near the top of my favs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2013
P: Pours a clear (tiny specks) apricot body with a off white milky head that leaves behind wet sloppy lacing. S: Aroma delivers lush peaches and apricots are leading the way of the tropical parade. Lemon tartness and faint pine resin contribute to the sweet fruit. T/M: Super sweet tropical fruits up front then the bitter lemon, grapefruit and orange oil take over the dry finish. Toasted toffee malt and pepper. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. O: Lush tropical fruits delicate spice and toasted malt. The bitterness in the finish really rounds out the sweetness. Fantastic easy drinking IPA to seek out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Pours orange-amber with a white head. Aromas of orange, peach, grass, green tea, slightly floral. Taste is grapefruit, orange, apricot, grass, and resin. This is mostly hops all around, but there is a backing of delicate malt sweetness. Finish is resinous, bitter, and mostly dry. Citrus, tropical, green and juicy with great balance. Excellent IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Mango and caramel on the nose in balanced succession. Enchanting appearance: very lively carbo bubbles; two-finger creamy ivory head; sparkling clear light gold. Taste: tart citrus, sweet mango, and finishes with bitter pine and saltiness. Palate: thin to oily. refreshing carbonation feel. lingering bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (198) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tomy63 (198) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
couleur or, superbe nez très expressif sur le houblon bien frais, avec des notes de pamplemousse, de mangue, d’ananas, de pêche, de résine de pin et un petit côté floral. La bouche est peut-être à peine en-dessous, un peu moins exotique et plus citronnée, avec beaucoup de pamplemousse, grosse ampleur, très sèche, aucune note de caramel ici, mais que du fruit, de l’acidité et beaucoup d’amertume. Finale longue, sèche, très amère, citronnée.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slakemythirst (197) - - OCT 16, 2013
Ganska svag doft. Uppfattar smörkola, övermogen honungsmelon. Vätskan är torr. Smaken..lite intetsägande. Möjligen eller troligen är humlen bara trött. Nja...måste nog prova ett pinfärskt exemplar innan sista ordet är sagt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Nice cloudy golden amber, about an inch of head settles to a half finger, pretty good lacing. Aroma is full of fruit and citrus. Lots of mango, pineapple, apricots, hops, grapefruit, and little honey. Taste is pretty close to the nose. Lots of mango and hop. It is sweet, tangy, and bitter all at once. Mouth feel is pretty bright, lots of "zing" from the carbonation. Smooth going down with some hop bitterness and a little sweetness in the body.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle: Color pale yellow, hint of orange. Aroma: Rotten fruit/Grapefruit. Flavor: Biting grapefruit flavor with hints of lemon and citrus. Smooth yet extremely tart finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Arrogant Bastard 0.5 L glass. There is no freshness date. Beer is hazy and amber in color. Carbonation is moderate to high with biggish bubbles. Head is thick, large bubbles, leaves some lacing as it falls away. Beer smell like funky pine hops and not much else. Smells fine for an IPA. Spicy, citrus and pine hops. Beer is not dry but rather wet. Almost no aftertaste. The hops cover you mouth. Second taste oranges, pine, lemon, some sweetness, a very good tasting beer. Medium body good connectiveness in the flavors, hits all the centers on the palate, drinkability high. Serving type: bottl


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