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RATINGS: 2514   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1594) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2014
.3l bottle @ Haltiatar Pours clear yellow with low head. Aroma is citrus fruits, pine, exotic fruits, some herbs, apricot. Flavor is pine, exotic fruits, hops, resin and grape. Well balanced, soft mouthfeel. Swell.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4329) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2016 Typical West Coast IPA with stable, coarse, off-white head and deep orange blonde colour, clear. Strong and resinous hops in the nose, tonic water, grapefruit peel, spices, bitter honey, orange zest, thyme, gin, white pepper, apple peel. Fresh citrussy onset with elegant and appetizing fruitiness, some apricot, minerals, slick and clean mouthfeel, with a very powerful, spicy, grapefruity, leafy hop bitterness drying the mouth and making for a very long and dry, complex finish without becoming too agressive. Balanced, lean and memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (863) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
Can from Ölrepublikken. Golden. Below average amount of white, foamy head. Quite bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Grapefruit, lemon, pine flavours. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Summer Beer Dabbler 2014. I don’t know how I missed this beer for so long. Good, sweet malt. Bitter hops with flowers, citrus, and some pine. Thick palate for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2014
6-pack from Applejack. Golden orange and clear appearance with medium-sized, lingering white head. Citrus, tropical fruits, floral notes and light earthy tones. Crisp, fresh, hoppy and easy to drink. Top notch IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1620) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours clear light copper orange with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet fruity piney hops. It’s a bit subdued.

The flavor is sweet bready malts and a little fruit with big piney peppery hops and a dank finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very nice IPA. It reminds me of Odell’s IPA but is a bit pricier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11737) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2014
courtesy of fiulijn - hazy reddish-orange beer with a poor head retention; solid aroma of oranges and grapefruit; full-bodied, juicy and very tasty; a solid bitterness and quite dry; long and very fruity hoppy finish (tangerines and oranges)- clean and straightforward

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TedBell (19) - Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a hazy orange. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. Medium body. Pine and grapefruit flavors with a nice bitter aftertaste. Very balanced and drinkable. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (459) - Minneapolis, - NOV 4, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 12 once bottle. Nice orange body, orange and other citrus on the nose. Pretty clean, bright and refreshing. Finally got a fresh bottle. Not my favorite IPA but good stuff. Make sure you have a fresh bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Poured copper color with an off-white head. Good lacing. Nose of citrus and tropical fruit. Medium body. Smooth mouth feel. Flavor is tropical fruit, some citrus, and nice bitterness. Finish is resinous. Good stuff.

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