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RATINGS: 1964   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhops (428) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Nice IPA. Aroma is not overpowering, but flavor is good. Nice piney sharpness, citrus. Slightly oily but pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (311) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2013
Good beer. Citrus, apricot, pine and honey. Finishes a bit too warm and sticky to make this a truly outstanding beer for me, but I will definitely try another one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 On tap in a goblet. Aroma is very citrusy and hoppy. Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Taste hoppy up front with a lingering bite. Average carbonation with a sharp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
diablodawg (23) - - APR 25, 2013
Draft at yard house. Thin white head, good lacing. Not a lot of aroma, but big hop flavor. Citrus pine, and evenly balanced malt on the tongue. Good, average IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1805) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle. This particular one was almost months old and I believe the rating was affected adversely. Pour golden orange with off white head. Smell is bright citrus and caramel maltiness. Taste is orange/grapefruit and more caramel maltiness than I would prefer. Even for a 3 month old bottle. Will rate this but seek out a fresh bottle as this was not memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Hmm, I;m not quite getting the hype for this one. It has a near perfect rustic orange pour with a big white head that fades into good lacing. The aroma is a very generous amount of hops. The taste is just a little too bitter for me. It just doesn’t follow through in complexity. I can see how the bitter hop heads love this but I don’t think it’s worthy of being 100, sorry - however, still a fine, fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bomber. Pours a slightly hazy orangey color, thin white head, so-so retention and lacing. Nose is citrus and hint dank, with some malts. Mouth is medium bodied, peaches, grapefruit, some mango, medium bitter but downplayed compared to similar IPAs. Clean finish, particularly considering the body not much of an aftertaste. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1090) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle. Amazingly underwhelmed by this. Don’t have anything meaningful to add to the 1000+ ratings of this one already -- golden color, citrus and pine in aroma, bitter finish, blah blah -- nothing that stands out at all from any other decent IPA I’ve had. Don’t have anything bad to say about it, just remarkable how dull it is. I should probably try this again and rerate, but I’m in no hurry to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Tried this with 3 other people. All over the board. One loved it, one hated it and two of us in the middle. Smells and tastes like a citrus bomb with a little bitterness. Surprisingly easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4432) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2013
Draught at Rovers 2013-07-10 Göteborg AR: apricots marmelade, tropical fruits, candis sugar AP: copper, frothy fluffy F: fizzy, dry, apricots, pine cones, medium grape fruit bitternees,

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