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RATINGS: 1991   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.

Dustinswitzer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dustinswitzer (1) - - MAR 27, 2013
Not available in Oregon and was happy to try. Sweet on the nose with a good amount of balancing citrus. Taste is fantastic and a little less hoppy than expected. Easily session worthy. Taking a sixer home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (11) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Poured from bottle. Honey-like gold color with good head retention. Aroma is gentle pine wrapped in sweet tangerine; great balance of earth notes, and sour/sweet fruit. Taste is round, sweet citrus, even apple-y upfront, winds down to an enjoyably hoppy dryness near the end, honeyish malt lingers around to balance it. A bit pricey, but delivers 100% on all fronts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (792) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 22, 2014
Shinny clear golden color with golden orange hues and a medium creamy white head. Aroma is watermelon with some passionfruit ad slight piney notes, really nice. Flavor is balanced hoppyness, watermelon and pine with a touch of crisp maltiness. Medium palate. Really solid IPA, hoppy, flavorful and packing a punch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tomy63 (192) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
couleur or, superbe nez très expressif sur le houblon bien frais, avec des notes de pamplemousse, de mangue, d’ananas, de pêche, de résine de pin et un petit côté floral. La bouche est peut-être à peine en-dessous, un peu moins exotique et plus citronnée, avec beaucoup de pamplemousse, grosse ampleur, très sèche, aucune note de caramel ici, mais que du fruit, de l’acidité et beaucoup d’amertume. Finale longue, sèche, très amère, citronnée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (983) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle thx heather and frank A: peaches, citrusy, grapefruit app: light hazy white head and good lacing t/p: med body with moderate long bitter finish. Moderate carbonation.o: good. I am under the impression that I would have given a higher score if the bottle was fresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1796) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from trade with StefanSD, many thanks for this one. Pours clear orange color, white head. Aroma is very hoppy, citrusy, grapefruit, orange. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, hoppy, grapefruit, orange zest. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (597) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
sharp, crisp, summer-like aroma. Lots of hops, citrus, some spices. Taste is similar with hints of lemon and orange, mixed with a little grassy herb. very delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (357) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a dense head which lingers......aroma of banana, lemon.....taste is citrusy and grassy with a nice malt sweetness tailing off into pleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (8393) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2014
Minimal trübes goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, fruchtig, bitter, exotische Früchte, Aprikose. Geschmack sehr fruchtig malzig, kräftig gehopft, mild bitter, Aprikosen, sehr harmonisch und gelungen, gut!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davros (2035) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours amber with a large, lasting head. Nose shows sweet clean malt, resinous hops, piny notes and a little citrus. Enticing. Great balanced flavours, again there’s a mix of sweet clean malt and piny, resinous hops. Some spicy notes as well. Superbly balanced, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftyBeerTour (78) - Barcelon, SPAIN - DEC 16, 2014
12oz can. Lively pour. Peachy zesty aroma. Frothy off white head. Golden brite and bubbly. Highlight is the smooth creamy mouthfeel that contrasts with some tangy, tonsil-itching bitterness. Fruity lightness of flavor belies 7% abv. Superb.

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