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RATINGS: 2037   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (220) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: citrusy and resinous. Taste/Palate: starts creamy and sweet, and finishes crisp and bitter. Perfect malt/hop balance. Perfect beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
translucent gold with a thick dense head. medium-full body with high carbonation.

aroma: bright citrusy apricot slight-pine hops, sweet pale malt with a rather helles-like character.

taste: grassy piney hop bitterness, a definite woody note, pale malt, mild minerality, and a touch of yeastiness.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FrankBrew (43) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Golden, floral, fruity start bitter finish, bubbly and refreshing, quintessential California ipa

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (273) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
Always wanted to try this - finally - supremely balanced - quite a malt bite to it but lovely hop load - wish I could get a regular dose here in Oz....! But our Hop Hog just beats it for me.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nathan30533 (729) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
This is a near perfect beer. Smell and taste the fruit. Apricot holds true to the description. Great tasting IPA but don’t be deceived. This is not your typical IPA. This one is a rarity.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikeNowick1986 (15) - - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 All around nice beer. Great after taste. The price tag is a bit steep,but still a beer worth drinking.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pricey290483 (513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
got this beer recommended to me by a member of staff at whole foods and i couldn’t thank him enough what a beer this is fair play good amount of hops good kick of bitterness at the end a very very nice beer one that i will be taking home from new york with me

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hoppopotomous (22) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Oh my friggin god..Im an athiest and I still just found the nectar of the gods..holy crap...this is really really good stuff..

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sarapeaches1990 (19) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pretty much perfect, pine resin grass mango aroma, flavor matches that. Copper color perfect palate! Excellent!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
deftone84 (3) - Addison, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015 does not count
Quite possibly the best IPA I've ever tasted (haven't tried Pliny or Heady Topper though). Nevertheless it's just a damn fine IPA. Very smooth, not bitter, yet has all the citrusy, piney, hoppy flavor that you love from an IPA. Great mouthfeel. Aroma is citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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