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RATINGS: 2306   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.

jpwooten's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jpwooten (8) - - FEB 23, 2013
Probably the best IPA available in bottles in Texas, as we don’t get FFF, Bells etc. My measure against all others, here anyways.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nazbion (142) - 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 (2132) - 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 (112) - 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 (789) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nijstrom (200) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2015
35,5cl bottle. Grapefruit/lemon, tropical fruits (mango, peach), caramel. Moderate bitterness and sweetness. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2015
I like this beer better than most, but less than a lot. There are better options. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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