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RATINGS: 2308   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - JAN 17, 2013
On tap @ Public House in Vegas. Bright clear orange gold. Incredibly vibrant hoppy nose, enormously fragrant tropical fruit, citrus and pine. Oily hoppy body possessing the flavours of all the fresh aromatics found on the nose, with an added vegetal depth and a long piney bitter finish. Truly outstanding!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (2281) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle in the Junkyard, Nottingham. Pours hazy golden with a nice frothy white head. Nice grapefruit aroma. The taste is lots of fruity grapefruit with light spice over caramel. Long lingering bitter finish. Lovely and smooth. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
whoisghost (125) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2015
A beautiful burnt orange colour with a thick and foamy, bright white head. Peach and lemon on the nose, a nice balance between hoppy and sweet. A very well rounded beer, a slight pine hop presence with some mango sweetness. Subtle light malts and an earthy centre round out this delicious brew. Well carbonated and dense on the palate, a sweet thickness that stays long after the beer has been consumed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nazbion (147) - Tübingen, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
Pours clear golden with creamy white head. Intense citric aroma, grapefruit and lime. Some mango aswell. Taste is medium bitter, very fruity. Lively carbonation, light-medium body. Lives up to its name.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mysticbrew (92) - - OCT 3, 2015
Pours a beautiful light golden amber with an off white head that is fairly president with lacings. The nose is citrus (lemon & orange) and hoppy with subtle mango notes. The flavor of light malt and citrus bite sits on a medium-light body with a strong bitterness leaving the mouth hop dryness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (2144) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2015
Gylden brun klar med fingerhøyt offwhite skum. Deilig lukt av sydhavsfrukter, ananas, kanel, lime og lett karamell. Fruktig start, kraftig bitter når du slipper inn luft. Fyldig. God blanding av sødme og bitterhet. Middels lang avsluttning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonttix (62) - -, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Överlag en myckey bra IPA, inget som stack ut idag. Välbalanserad och god. Dracks i labbet på fredags aw.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lacho (32) - USA - OCT 1, 2015
Pours with little foam, beautiful color, great aroma, reminiscent of peaches but with a bitter taste. The alcohol does not appear at first, very bitter. Great beer, found randomly, always passed at the aisle, but somehow, today it begged me to take it home. Will buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (115) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nsanders (791) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Tap at Tap House Grill. Orange with minimal head and medium lacing. Crackers, dried mango and day old cut grass. Dry with a long grassy bitter finish. Medium body with a fizzy feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tshtexas (1) - Houston, USA - SEP 30, 2015 does not count
Best beer in all the land!!! Do not accept any substitutes. Then the Grapefruit and Habanero just reaffirms.

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