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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Piney, hops, citrus and sweet fruit aroma. Slightly hazy golden color with a good head. Nice IPA taste. Not to bold, heavy or bitter. Nice and well balanced body. Good beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (220) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2015
A decent IPA, with some good tropical aroma, but I just felt the body was a touch thin in relation to the scent up front

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Long Island, NY - 22 oz. bottle poured a clear amber color with moderate head and medium lacing. Aroma is complex with fruits, mango, citrus, floral hops and pine. Taste was initially sweet then developed into fruity hops and the a crisp bitterness. What I liked from this IPA was that the hops was not over powering. A really good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmsulliv (219) - - JAN 4, 2013
Wow. Very well balanced ipa with incredibly diverse hop flavors. Grapefruit, pine, very bitter tea. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanhunter_4 (219) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
12 oz bottle poured at souplantation in San Diego. Smells like citrus, drank from the bottle so unsure of appearance. Great taste; citrusy hops. Very refreshing. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Pours golden. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops and good amount of bitterness. Palate is a bit fizzy, but smooth finish that leaves bitterness on the tongue. Easy drinking IPA that would be great on a hot day.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kespecial (218) - - MAR 10, 2016
Pineapple, apricot, citrus and pine aroma. Taste is very spicy, tropical fruits, big hop bitterness and some grapefruit. Really refreshing and addictive. A first class West coast IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dliberto (217) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Poured from a can into a snifter. Pours a cloudy orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma consists of pine, resin, peach, mango, and tangerine. Taste is much the same with a nice and balanced malt backbone that does not take away from the hop flavors. It has a very nice dry bitterness on the end. Medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Pours a golden amber color with a medium head the leaves decent lacing. Aromas of hops and citrus with more hops and a bit of pine. Flavors of hops grab you with citrus notes, a botter but pleasant aftertaste. Definitely a top selection for IPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewballs (215) - USA - JAN 3, 2014
Actually, I give this 3 and a half stars. It has a blonde, light copper hue. Billowy head. Hoppy. I can detect the malts. There is a wave of hops that plays with the citrus sensisbility in the taste. Absolutely delicious. In my opinion I think the hops should have been brought down a bit more. This is definitely a fine beer for early summer, the first rite of spring or pack it on a fishing trip with the bros. Good but not great.


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