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RATINGS: 2525   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11106) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 650ml bottle. No date. I hope it is fresh. It pours a lightish gold with a frothy white head. There is some decent lacing as it recedes. The smell is nicely hopped. It is mostly pineapple and generic like smarties or something. The flavor is really nice. It tastes like it gets way too much hype though. It has a clear cut bitterness which is great but it is the support act that isn’t as great as I was hoping. There is some tropical fruit backing, but I want more. Overall though it is a solid IPA. New bottle best by 9/13, Crustal clear appearance. Aroma is citrus, pineapple, caramel, bready malt, some spice. Flavor is round, fruity, citrus, nice pine, very good bready malt base. Like drinking a pilsener if it were an ipa. A finely crafted brew that took me a few times to really appreciate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
tasty excellent IPA. Orange appearance with white head. Grapefruit aroma, very nice.Very smooth, very drinkable. Great resiny hop. One of the best IPAs I ever had, and the bottle picture is cute too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
355ml bottle shared with Charly and Finn. Dotted spots on the glassware from a persistent, bubbly, off-white head. Cloudy apricot coloured body. Hop fruity aroma containing grapefruits and lemon. Fruity taste of ripe orange, apricot, and pumpkin. Bittersweet citrus peels to the ending. Medium plus bodied. Good drinking (Tromsø 19.02.2014).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 Can 355ml @ Hotel room, Fairfield Inn, Flushing, NY
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long light malty, slightly dry, bitter, pine, citrus and grape finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Bottle 650ml @ Craft Bar, New York, NY
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and grape. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long fruity kind of dry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [8 3 8 4 16 = 3.9 7/9/2011]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Stefanje with another gem! Thanks bro! Orange pour. Tons of caramel and citrus on the nose. Flavor is bitter and sweet. More hops than caramel, but malt is present. Good, very good!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10563) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Orange-pineapple caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Mildly sweet orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel, pine, quinine bitterness. Smells nice - malt flavor very subdued though.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2012 Bottle @ home, courtesy of daknole. Thanks! Slightly hazy, golden appearance with an off white head. Potent resiny, mary jane, piney hoppy, earthy, apricot, grapefruity, mango aroma. Resiny, sticky, piney, organic hoppy, sweet malty, fairly fruity, mango, grapefruity flavor with a sticky, organic hoppy finish. One of the more assertive IPAs out there and quite nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10416) - 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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