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RATINGS: 2482   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alberti92 (159) - - JAN 21, 2015
650ml bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours golden with a thick white head leaving some nice lacing. Aroma is subtle with hints of lemon citrus, apricot and perhaps a touch of mango. Body is quite light with a medium to low carbonation. Taste is lovely with lots of citrus characters with a subtle dry bitter finish. Such an approachable IPA. Smooth and crisp and just Awesome !

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (2471) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 25, 2015
33cl bottle from saveur-biere.com. Gold to orange color. Thin white head. Taste is high bitter, light sweet. Aroma is piney, orange, hop, wood, light malt, spicy. Nice!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldproof (1) - - FEB 6, 2015 does not count
Pours gold color Smells light lemony on the nose Not so hoppy Very smooth Definitely one of my favorite IPA

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (153) - - FEB 10, 2015
Une bonne IPA, une base savoureuse, un fort accent d’amarillo. Bonne bière mais notation exagéré.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (490) - Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2015
I was excited to find this one. Had to head up north about 3 hours; they don't sell ballast point where I live. Great clean aroma of earthy pine/citrus hops and a good amount of malt. Surprisingly fizzy, light golden color with a small, active white head. Tastes outstanding. Hoppy enough for true ipa fans but drinkable enough for novices to the style. Citrus hops mesh wonderfully with a malt backbone that components the hops without overwhelming them with sweetness. Overall very well crafted and well balanced IPA. A must have for all fans of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (935) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2015
650ml bottle from Slowbeer. Pours amber with a big head. Big nose, floral and hoppy. Typical DIPA taste, strong and sweet and bitter. A good one.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbohl (12) - - MAR 1, 2015
One of my favorite IPAs, unique for its effervescence and crispness, plenty of hoppiness but without a heavy aftertaste, and an amazing appearance w nice foamy head. Great beer to drink and to admire in between quaffs.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Clear yellow with creamy white foam. Fruity citrus aroma is great. Hoppy citrus flavor with a bitter grapefruit finish. Excellent.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Poolieo (44) - Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2015
A good balance of citrus and bitter. High ABV so watch out. This beer helped make San Diego awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ludhaber (101) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March madness 2015. This is one of the IPA archetypes to me. Very nice citrus aroma. Hops and malt are in relative balance although the hops flavor is very strong. It does not have a bitter finish.


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