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RATINGS: 2527   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lopisar (249) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Hazy orange brown color with light head. Citrus aroma and balanced taste with some sting. Very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pours golden with a small white head. Smells of hops and peaches. Tastes of hops, fruit, peaches, and slight bitter. Very refreshing and delicious. Simple but complex.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Tried this with 3 other people. All over the board. One loved it, one hated it and two of us in the middle. Smells and tastes like a citrus bomb with a little bitterness. Surprisingly easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Slightly hazy, light golden-yellow. Smell is rich tropical fruit, mango, peach, apricot, fresh tangerine. Taste is fresh orange peels, hints of tangerine fruit, sweet, some earth tones, bitter vegetable hop flavor. Light body, long bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
Sipping on this one as I type... form a bomber (obtained from foppa78 at DLD - thanks bro!) into my Dogfish Head signature glass. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is solid but doesn’t really blow me away. I’m picking up a bitter citrus almost slightly lemon flavor. Bubbly carbonation rules the palate at first with a more gentle smoothness on the finish. Overall I have to say I was a bit disappointed by this. No doubt it is a great representation of the style, but I just didn’t love it as much as I was hoping I would.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firefly54 (244) - - MAY 3, 2013
Clear pale orange colour, medium Carbonation, tight fluffy white head. Aroma has Mango, citrus, apricot jam, most of tropical fruit you can get. Soft mouth feel. Mild bitterness but the sweetness is balanced. Taste follows nose. Could session this quite happily. Superb!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (243) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Aroma is pineapple peach hops. Looks refreshing with a nice tight head. This beer is amazing! Great hop flavor though not super bitter. I will drink this again for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
Toronado, San Diego. Orange amber pour. Bountiful head. Dry hop aroma that doesn't overpower. Classic grapefruit and pine on the front end. A surprising hint of lemon to spice things up.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
People always told me to try this and for whatever reason I never have. Very happy I just did. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle from the beer store. Pours golden with minimal head. Aroma of grapefruit/hops, and taste of citrus/hops. A nice IPA that has some good depth.


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