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RATINGS: 2413   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (18706) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle courtesy of tarheels86 - thanks! Bright amber color, large off white head, great lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine needles. Taste is light citrus and flowers. Light body. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Batch 279, bb June 2014
Golden color, clean, with generous head. Strong hop aroma, fruity and resiny; lemon peel, light pine needles, very light manure; later, some mandarin. Smooth mouthfeel; good toffee flavor, lean, with minimal residual sweetness; the hop is very fruity; the bitterness level high but well blended. Balanced final.
Easily drinkable, fresh, excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear, light honey-gold with a subtle, white head. Big fruit aroma, with pineapple and apricot coming through strongly. Also some hints of pine. Very rich flavor. Somewhat juicy, reasonably sweet with just the right amount of bitterness. Not aggressive or abrasive. Notes of grapefruit on the tail. Medium in body, average to light carbonation. Finish is clean and long, with lingering grapefruit bitterness. Really nice. Strikes a sublime balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16082) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle at Pre ZBF 2010. Rather metallic hop. Some odd fish oil flavour in the mouth. Not too great. But ok hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16065) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
On tap. A lightly hazy dark golden beer with a reddish hue. A finger thick white head leaves curtains. The aroma is certainly peachy, with pine cones and a little malty touch. Some sweetness in the flavor, well balanced by the bitterness. The bitterness wins... peaches and pine cones too. Full body, soft carbonation, slightly warming. Bitter and fruity finish. Quite lovely this one. 130808

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (15846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Golden beer with a nice white head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pineapple, grass, mango, pine, apples, grapes, metal, pear. Hoppy flavor, fruity, grapefruit, citrus, lemongrass, perfume notes, pineapple, sourish, mango, pine. Bitter citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15695) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle. Nice head eith good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich flowers, fruits, pine, citrus and hops. Nice semi bitter finish. Could have been more fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (15217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2015
Can courtesy of Blutt59. Thanks a lot, Bob. Light hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - peach and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 180615

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15109) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle @ GBBF, 2011. Thanks to Caesar. Pours cloudy yellow with a small creamy white head. Pine, grape and citrus. Dry and hoppy bitter flavor with lots of citrus. Smooth and medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15029) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Tap at the Ginger Man, Manhattan - 29/02/12. Pours to a slightly obscured orange/golden colour, good finger of creamy head with plenty of lacing and good retention as I drank. Full on piney nose, grapefruit, mango a little sweetness on the nose and a touch of caramel. Tastes allied to the nose, again with a litte sweetness and malt, not as bitter as you may expect from the aroma. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation and a smooth feel/finish.


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