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RATINGS: 1900   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Bottled at GBBF 2011. Hazy pale golden with a lasting white head. Rich hoppy aroma of grapefruit, peach and pine. Dry and very bitter hoppy flavour dominated by peach and pine. Just perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11099) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Sort of a bright copper color with a decent off-white head. Mixed aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruits. Near medium body with medium carbonation. Flavor is sort of grapefruit mango over lightly roasted caramel. Bit of a bitter hop burn in the finish. Astringent too. This is a really super drink.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
on tap-pours a white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is citrus lemon-hops (amarillo). Taste is citrus lemon-hops (Amarillo), faint medium malt. OK carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (11034) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail (10961) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: A clear pale golden color with a fluffy white head and nice lacing. S: I could have just sat there and smelled this thing all day long. Amazing hop character, particularly citrus (grapefruit), mango, and pineapple. T: Like the nose indicates, quite a bit of fruit in this one. Especially the grapefruit and pineapple. An excellent piney bitterness on the finish. The malt is very absent, and that is very much appreciated. M: Moderately carbonated, which works quite well for this beer. Medium body. D: One of the easiest drinking and most well rounded IPAs I’ve had...ever. An absolutely amazing beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Sculpin
Date: 11/30/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: OLBrien’s

hazy dark yellow, thin fine white head, lots of lace, sweet pine aroma with a hint of citrus, creamy body, lots of tempered hop flavor, light bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10681) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10676) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 16, 2011
Der hopfige Antrunk ist vollmundig und rund, blumig, harmonisch. Der kernige Mittelteil geht zu Lasten der blumigen Noten, insgesamt etwas milder, z.T. getreidig. Fruchtig-blumig zum Ende, der Hopfen ist weiter vollmundig. Bittere Noten sind erstaunlich wenig vorhanden und werden vom Hopfen einfach ignoriert. Ein rundum gelungenes und süffiges IPA! 10/12/12/12/13/12

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Hazy golden with tiny white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavor with loads of hops, grapefruit, pine and caramel notes.


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