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RATINGS: 1983   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (175) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle from MSM. Pours a hazy orange. Thin white head. Scent is nice and hoppy. Taste is hops and mango. Good stuff.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Surpringly light. The gold of a rich lager. Nice maltiness. Malt lingers. Hop bitterness is aggressive but not harsh. Very good.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cafgen (144) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Nice orangey/amber color. Piney, citrusy and hoppy aroma with a hint of sweet. Taste is smooth, hops and citrus. A great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from DandyWolfFloyd, thank you sir! Pours a slightly hazy golden hue with a white head. Aromas of citrus peel and some nice floral notes. Flavor is grapefruit peel at first with a nice resinous hop character in the finish. This beer deserves the reputation it has for sure. A very nice hoppy IPA. Definitely interested in trying others from this brewery!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bomber thanks to Chris. Light gold with a beige head. Mango and hops. Malty with a medium mouthfeel.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Smell: Ruby Red Grapefruit, orange, citrus rind, and a touch of pine. Hints of tropical fruit. Pineapple makes a big appearance as it warms. Just a slight touch of booze. Very inviting. Taste: Lots of sweet grapefruit up front, but remains present throughout. Wave of hop bitterness and big pine comes next, with a finish that reminds me of biting into bitter grapefruit rind. Oily bitterness and dryness lingers afterward.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3616) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2014
Can thnx to Jeff Pours clear blonde not much foam ( fades fast ) Smells great , fruity Good carbo . Bitter , fruity ( sharp ) taste . Not much aftertaste . Bit bitter fruityness . Rather thin body Nice , but no 100 beer to me .

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (434) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Amber, slightly hazy body, with a big, creamy, white head. Aroma of grapefruit, peach, mango, passion fruit, pine, candy, biscuit. Taste is bitter, with grapefruit, pine, resin, peach, passion fruit, biscuit, caramel. Mouthfeel is medium, oily to creamy, with a medium carbonation and it finishes bitter, dry, with lemon zest, pine, resin and some sweet malt notes. Finally got to try this one! Great, although I expected a bit more from one of the best rated IPAs. Still a very crisp, perfectly balanced beer, with great tropical fruit nose, a more bitter, piney taste and a great, smooth malt backbone.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MSBrindbergs (425) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
355ml flaska beställd från SB. Ganska klar bärnsten med ett tjockt fint vitt skum. Doftar skarpt av humle, barrskog, viss tropisk frukt men även lite sur disktrasa. Tycker det är svårt att hitta distinkta smaker då den kraftiga beskan tar över munnen fort. Den bitterheten är dock mycket gemytlig. Hade nog lite för höga förväntningar på denna, önskar jag fått prova den på fat då jag tror att den hade känts "större" då. En stund senare växer ölen känner jag, gjorde sig bättre lite varmare än kylskåpskall. Smak och doft kommer fram bättre.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nivekkcul (14) - - JUL 12, 2014
A very good IPA that has a great finish and aroma that is not too strong but the beer is very drinkable. Something one could drink several of and not feel like overwhelming on the palette.


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