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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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Pours golden yellow with white head which settles quickly to the rim. Aroma is honey, citrus and piney hops. Taste is a nicely balanced with initial brief sweetness followed by floral piney hops. Crisp and light mouthfeel however left a little bit of pill bitterness in the finish - par for west coast ipa’s though. Nice IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (162) - - NOV 26, 2014
Bottled. No clear date on this. Pours a nice clear golden color with a nice frothy head. Aroma is big bold citrus, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is orange, some grapefruit, and a sweet malty biscuitiness. Well-balanced. Nice pleasant and very slightly slick mouthfeel. I feel this would be better rated if on tap.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
growler6 (9) - - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
Tropical fruit punch with a dried but not fresh overpowering rosemary dry finish. Lightly toasted malt compliments then allows a slightly bitter, not entirely clean finish. Feed me more. One of the best beers I’ve ever had

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3422) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Poured copper color with an off-white head. Good lacing. Nose of citrus and tropical fruit. Medium body. Smooth mouth feel. Flavor is tropical fruit, some citrus, and nice bitterness. Finish is resinous. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (251) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Pours a honey-orange color, one finger off-white head. Moderate carbonation running up the glass. Aromas of big citrus (grapefruit/orange) with subtle notes of pine, sweet malt and tropical fruitiness. Taste has a great balance of the bitter citrus notes and a light bodied sweetness then moving to some more sweet notes of papaya, kiwi....before harmonizing with a clean, moderate bitterness in the finish. Very well rounded beer.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barbarino2000 (81) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Loads of flavor in this big grumpy fish of a beer. Get it fresh if you can ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulises77 (3) - México D.F., MEXICO - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
A beer that pours a clear orange color with a white thin head, aroma to tropical fruits and citrus, médium body with some taste to caramel malts, grapefruits and citrus, some astringency and carbonatation, at the end leaves a little bitter well balanced. a very tasty beer

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
David_87 (33) - - NOV 19, 2014
Top notch IPA, might be the best regular IPA i have ever had. Pours clear light copper toned. Aroma is unique, SO much tropical notes and citrus it´s really insane, all this while still being able to pick up the malts in the back end. Taste is just as expected, rich tones of tropical frutis with hints of pinyness on the end. Just perfect amount of bitterness too. Had this one earlier this summer from the same batch as now, it might have lost some of it´s hop aromas but still leaves me wanting more. Insanely good IPA. Bottle from SB.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (51) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from Beverage Warehouse of Vermont (Winooski). Aroma: citrus, peaches (mango?), grapefruits, pines, resin. App: mid hazy-mid clear orange with small white head. Taste and palate: medium-heavy bitter, light body,average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Awesome aroma, aroma has everything I’m looking for. Taste is pretty good too. If you can get it in can, than don’t think twice and take it. I preferred this beer in can over the bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
partyfessional (5) - - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
12oz. Bottle at a friends party. Just....really really good. Very well made IPA. Will definitely come back for this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm_Shadow (115) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
pours yellow/orange with a nice white head, can’t remember exactly all the taste details but I do remember that it was good


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