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RATINGS: 1987   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10458) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2008
Bottled at Papsoes Blind tasting 19th. June 2008 no 27: Pine, herbs, flowers and citrus in the aroma. Flavour is sweet, herbal, has light caramel, flowers and pine. Meidum to full bodied. Dry. Medium to strong bitterness in the end. Is quite balanced. High drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
A pale blonde IPA with a thick white head. In aroma, nice citrussy hops with light pinhey notes, floral, pure californian. In mouth, a smooth IPA with light biscuit malts, floral hopping, well balanced and smooth. On tap at Cajun Café, Jan. 5 2011.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10350) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 7, 2011
Botella, thansk for sharing this 3rd best IPA on RB Plovmand! Hazy golden with a nice white medium head. Pleasant ripe fruity sweet like hoppy aroma with bit wet dog underneath. Good filling mouthfeel. Ripe fruity hoppy piney caramel sweet and bitter flavour. Fruity dry bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, biscuit, orange zest and light melon. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, grapefruit and light tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2009
Draught at Najas Place. Pours clear yellow with an average, white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, meal, cereal), heavy hop (perfume, pine, spruce, citrus), average yeast (sweat) with notes of pear, apple, and peach. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2014
courtesy of fiulijn - hazy reddish-orange beer with a poor head retention; solid aroma of oranges and grapefruit; full-bodied, juicy and very tasty; a solid bitterness and quite dry; long and very fruity hoppy finish (tangerines and oranges)- clean and straightforward

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2014
355ml bottle (Kitty’s, Helsinki)
Woh, cabbage aroma?!?! Onion. Stinky dishcloth. Simple palate. Stick, forced carbonation. One-dimensional resiny bitterness. No depth, sweet malts, flavourless bitterness. Everything that is wrong about modern IPA. No balance, no drinkability, no integration of the flavours. If another ticker had appeared, I would immediately have offered my glass. I can finish this, but I’d rather give it away. Give me something tasty instead, I’d rather the spring onions in my salad.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Earthy, fruity aroma offers tropical and citrus fruit with additional notes of cannabis, crystal malt and toffee. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Toffee malt alongside bitter, citrusy, earthy hops. Bittersweet, grassy finish. Bottle courtesy of WeeHeavySD!


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