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RATINGS: 2536   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with an orange tint and a medium white head. Aroma is fantastic of apricots, pineapple, grapefruit, lemons, and hops. Flavor is lemons, pineapple, grapefruit and pine. Medium body with a little heat. Great IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mpersinger (361) - , California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Thanks kmweaver for sharing this bomber: Tremendous resin and orange notes in hop aroma exponentially increased in hop flavor. I suspect a touch of crystal malt supplements the lean base malt profile. There is a curious drying note in finish that I find leans toward solvent warmth, yet my knowing informal tasting partner kmweaver calls ’slightly vinous’. This may be balancing, or possibly a mark off (most prominent as beer warms). Amazing hop schedule-- is it simcoe/amarillo?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (359) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold color with a finger-thick white head. Aroma is strong fruit - mango and apricot. Medium body, taste leans more to the hops but isn’t overpowering, balanced well. Finish is a little dry with more of the fruit character coming through. Well done!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours light amber with large white/tan head out of can. Tropical fruit aroma with hint of hops and citrus. Great hop flavor with finish of citrus. Excellent beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 11, 2013
The beer pours a dark golden copper color with tinges of orange. It produces a nice three finger off white head that dissipates rather quickly into a nice layer covering the beer and running around the edge of the glass. Big aroma on this. An immediate dankness rose up from the glass. I got hints of pine, with citrus, mild grapefruit with a hint of lemon. I also got big tropical fruits, definitely some mango. Maybe a hint of peach and a dash of apricot. There is also some nice malty sweetness coming through that masks the alcohol nicely. Starts off very soft on the palate. Not a ton of carbonation to speak of. A lot more lemon on the taste. Picking up a bit more peach and apricot on the palate as well. Middle of the mouth the bitterness comes back into play, some of that piney grapefruit. Slightly sweet towards the back and it finishes very clean. Not really any trace of the alcohol. The body on this is medium light to medium. It’s a rather crisp beer. Some lacing left on the glass. A nice west coast IPA.

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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (356) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (356) - , Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2015
12 oz poured in wine glass Appearance: Golden amber minimal head, clear, some lacing, appears is appealing Aroma: smell of hops, hint of citrus Taste: well balance bitterness Feel: Overall: Excellent India Pale Ale, one of the best even from a bottle

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerandhockey8 (354) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Serapac (354) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle. Amber, small off-white head. Aroma malts, citruses, hops. Taste first sweet, tropical fruits mix, then turning into a nice long happy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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