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RATINGS: 1753   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kranin (23) - - MAR 26, 2012
Gorgeous golden ale with beautiful white head. Perfect balance of sweet hoppy citrus at the front end with nice punchy bitter on the back end. (22oz Bottle / Walnut Liquorette, Walnut, CA / March 2012)

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
egrivner (10) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
what can i say is that i am in love with this beer. it was recommended to me to serve at a party and everyone loved it. this is by far the king of ipas.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MoneyDragon (13) - Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2012 Takes home the Gold thats all there is to say, If you donít believe me put your hands on this one and you too will confirm my rating. By far the best IPA you will ever lay hands on. Pours a nice golden amber color and retains the lacing throughout of a nice white frothy head. Orange, Pine, Mango and Grapefruit are all present in this perfect example of what every other brewer should set their standard at. By far and above the best IPA available that I have had the chance to sample. And yes kids I did get a six keg to enjoy for my own pleasure. If you have not yet tried this one you owe it to yourself to scurry on down to your local store and pick it up. out of this world

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Swans (127) - FRANCE - OCT 12, 2012
Best Ipa iíve ever tasted. Clean, fresh and perfect. Nice foam retention, brilliant and a really strong hop aroma. Perfectly balanced.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - DEC 29, 2012
Even though I donít play favorites Sculpin IPA could be my favorite. Its always tasty, I have it everytime I come to San Diego. I have had it 3 or 4 times now and never rated it, well here goes. Aroma is peach, mango, grapefruit and orange, theres alot there. Appearance is beautiful orange gold with a nice frothy head. Taste is only amazing, thats it. Bright punchy sparkling liquid gold, with hops at the front mid and back of your swig, followed by a beatifully citrus swallow. Palate is hoppy, spicy and very tasty. It leaves some hoppy residue but for an IPA lover this is bliss. Overall super awesome you have to try it. 5.0

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (477) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
One of the best IPAs. This is packed with hops. Tastes of pine and grapefruit. Very thirst quenching. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
draper84 (4) - Painted POst, New York, USA - APR 16, 2013 does not count
Light amber head that lingers. Crisp hop aroma with light cereal notes. Wonderful grapefruit citrus explosion that gives way to malt well balanced and delicious. Crisp on the tongue and although relatively strong, it feels light.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tschof (54) - - JUN 28, 2013
Top end IPA; for sure in my top 5. Treated myself on fatherís day to a 6 pack. Did the trick :)

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rballs01 (278) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Had at The Union, Encinitas CA. Delicious. Perfectly balanced IPA. Pours yellow orange, clear. minimal head. Intense hops on the first sip then mellows out. A unique floral hop notes linger on the palate, slightly spicy and like nothing i have ever tasted. A great high powered session IPA. Highly addictive and perfection at its best. Bravo! 6-Pack in NJ, poured same clear yellow orange, minimal head. Same great freshness and flavors. It travels well, not cheap $14.99 for 6 12oz bottles. Well worth it. A flawless IPA

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DBI (1) - - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
Great IPA is an excellent dry, refreshing example of this style. Aroma and hoppiness fit the category perfectly.


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