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RATINGS: 2473   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZacharyRMartin (3) - - SEP 5, 2013
Tastes citrus & grapefruit. Aroma smells very hoppy and citrusy! Amazing IPA! One of the best I've had ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (832) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
On tap at Rogue in Gastown neighborhood of Vancouver. A medium orange amber beer with moderate white head and a hop nose. This is one of those west coast style IPAs that succeed by finely balancing hop and malt flavors. Nicely done! 4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4430) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holdwine (1146) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2016
Wonderful IPA. Thankfully a bit lighter than some of the west coast over the top hops. Yet still full of a delicious bitterness coupled with softer dried fruit and citrus notes. 7% seems high for this Hall of Fame beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (598) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2016
Pours a clear copper color. White soapy looking head. Pine, floral and grassy hop aroma. Grapefruit bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (869) - Skui, NORWAY - APR 29, 2016
Gylden farge med medium hÝyt hvitt skum. Aroma av sitrus og tropiske frukter. Smaken er tropiske frukter og noe alkohol. Noe bitter. Medium/Tykk konsistens.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
teamsale (39) - Washington, USA - APR 27, 2016
Wow! This beer is truly amazing! Bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a clear golden orange with a fairly thick white head. Scents of apple, pine, orange, and floral. Beautiful aroma. Taste is nothing short of amazing. Perfect bitterness. The closest thing I have found to the perfect IPA...yet.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SammyChamois (2) - - APR 26, 2016 does not count
One of my all-time faves! Such a great example of a West Coast style IPA. Bravo!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garlic_of_Doom (614) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
Pours hazy light amber with a big frothy off white head. Aroma has lots of pineapple, pine and grapefruit. Taste is crisp and clean, hops play first fiddle with pineapple, pine and citrus pith, grapefruit bitterness, some pilsner malt. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry mouth feel. Short crisp, dry and bitter after taste.
Great balance, while the malt body isnít that big, the hops doesnít overpower while still being very present.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
benjamin1991 (1) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
I love it. Since i drink beer, Thatís the best beer in my life. so i love it

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (557) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 20, 2016
On draft. Sure, this is commonly available all around the country and so ubiquitous that you donít even notice it in the grocery store anymore. But itís also a fantastic example of an American IPA. Itís got a really restrained malt profile, which makes it a clean, crisp hop showcase. Thereís a firm bitterness mixed with some fruit and pine aromatics from the hops. Classic and really good.


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