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RATINGS: 1833   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Orange color body with big hop flavor and bitter grapefruit finish. On point for sure.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fsbw21086 (330) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Love this one. Amazing appearance. Golden orange with aroma of toffee and alcohol. Body is super light. Bright fruity notes with bitter backbone and alcohol burn. Near perfect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (221) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a clear orange with white head. Aroma or tropical and citrus fruits and some sweet notes. Taste is a nice clean assertive bitterness throughout with a caramel backbone. Pine, grapefruit, mango, and biscuity flavors. Medium bodied. Very well done IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Howlader (700) - - JUL 12, 2014
On draught, in a can, and in bottles - an excellent IPA, one of the best that is out there.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nivekkcul (8) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
A very good IPA that has a great finish and aroma that is not too strong but the beer is very drinkable. Something one could drink several of and not feel like overwhelming on the palette.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (145) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Beautiful golden amber color capped by a white, frothy, lasting head. Aromas and flavors of pine, citrus, mango, pineapple, kiwi and other tropical fruits. Substantial bitterness, but not the least bit harsh. Medium bodied with some bready malt which supports the tropical fruits perfectly.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (7225) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle [from trade with mista] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear orange color, full sized off-white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, loads of hops, very fruity with grapefruit amd mandarin. Taste malts, hops, fruit hops, fruity, grapefruit, bitter. Lingering fruit and bitter hops in the aftertaste. Incredibly balanced flavor between the fruit hops and bitter hops. Medium to full body, perfect carbonation. I thought maybe this beer is hyped, but it is simply good. Very good, incredibly balanced. Lovely IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (3791) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle @ home shared by benzai. Clear orange colour with a large white head. Smells hops, fresh, grapefruit, fruity, tropical, nice! Tastes grapefruit, hops, fresh, fruity, pineapple, nice. Very balanced, medium body, perfect carbo.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Fat på Beer Ditch. Smak och doft av persika, aprikos, mango, citrus med toner av citron och granskott. Rund och len, lagom sötma, lätt strävhet med fin beska med smak av grapefrukt och tall. Välbalanserad och fruktig. Fantastiskt gott.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (529) - Naples, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Hazy orange body and a lasting head of white bubbles. Grapefruit hop aroma with some hints of caramel malt sweetness. Citrus rind bitterness in the taste, some floral notes before a bit of sweet at the finish. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1946) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled sample. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of apricot, cut grass, sweet citrus and sweet pale malts. More fleshy stone fruits in the mouth, along with pale and caramel malt, and lemon. Medium bodied with substantial bitterness. I was expecting a sharper and dryer beverage, considering its reputation. Not sure how fresh it it, but consumed only a couple of days after purchase. Ok as is.


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