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RATINGS: 1900   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 bottle. Deep golden with one finger head. Pretty decent light malt base with big west coast hops. The aroma is excellent, but the taste just doesn’t match. This is pretty darn good, but I’ve certainly had better -- the 100/100 seems a bit generous.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 7, 2013
Had on draft at Aces and Ales in Las Vegas. The hops are citrusy, floral, with slight pine and resin. Caramely malts, a little bready malt character. A solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2013
Tap and bottle. Somewhat underwhelming aroma, mostly caramel and a little bit of grassy hops. Cloudy copper color. Flavor profile nearly identical to the Big Eye but the hops are turned up a little. Citrus hops, mango, pineapple, caramel. I think the most redeeming quality is the malt and hop balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wordsworth (132) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
Draft pour at Whip In. Pours clear amber with a white finger head. Sticky white lacing all down the glass. Smells of hops and a variety of sweet fruits ad citrus akin to a great IPA. Flavor is faintly fruity with a full hop and malt balance. Light and enjoyable IPA for any time of year.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1192) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is peach, grapefruit, pine, citrus, and caramel. Flavour is caramel, grapefruit, and pine – with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (265) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
This is a great IPA! Bitter but still fruity. Great with spicy salsa. Refreshing. Apricot and grapefruit hoppy taste. Dry, but still quenching. Must try!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 20, 2014
Tap at Craftheads. Grassy and citrus hops. Decent bitterness. Not a wow factor for me, but still pretty nice. Slight candy sweetnes, bit of fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2014
Great everyday (and hig quality) drinking. Lovely balanced IPA with spicy hops, some resin, good length; everything just seems to fall into place. A little fruit early but does dry out a touch. Terribly sensible beer but very appealing.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madoming (28) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2014
Com um aroma satisfatório, bem lupulada. Espuma nao se mantém por muito tempo, amargor bom mas poderia ser mais presente em toda degustação. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LukasTaylor (6) - - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
Taste was good. Was expecting a bit more in fullness, although had a nice taste. Would buy it again for a quality IPA. Just wouldn't quite place it as a absolute favorite.


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