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RATINGS: 2469   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, - SEP 19, 2012
2012-09-15. Lightly hazy bright orange body, nice off-white/beige head. 3+ Pleasant hoppy flavour, lovely tangerine citrus and orange seeds. Perfect amount of bitterness throughout, very muted green leafy hop undercurrents. 8++ Hoppy aroma, modest citrus and leafy green touches. 7+ Average plus to medium bodied palate is fairly carbonated and suits the beer well. 3+ Very nice IPA! Bottle via trade with cfrancis.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (866) - Skui, NORWAY - APR 29, 2016
Gylden farge med medium hřyt hvitt skum. Aroma av sitrus og tropiske frukter. Smaken er tropiske frukter og noe alkohol. Noe bitter. Medium/Tykk konsistens.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
teamsale (37) - Washington, USA - APR 27, 2016
Wow! This beer is truly amazing! Bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a clear golden orange with a fairly thick white head. Scents of apple, pine, orange, and floral. Beautiful aroma. Taste is nothing short of amazing. Perfect bitterness. The closest thing I have found to the perfect IPA...yet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SammyChamois (2) - - APR 26, 2016 does not count
One of my all-time faves! Such a great example of a West Coast style IPA. Bravo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garlic_of_Doom (613) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
Pours hazy light amber with a big frothy off white head. Aroma has lots of pineapple, pine and grapefruit. Taste is crisp and clean, hops play first fiddle with pineapple, pine and citrus pith, grapefruit bitterness, some pilsner malt. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry mouth feel. Short crisp, dry and bitter after taste.
Great balance, while the malt body isn’t that big, the hops doesn’t overpower while still being very present.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
benjamin1991 (1) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
I love it. Since i drink beer, That’s the best beer in my life. so i love it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (530) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 20, 2016
On draft. Sure, this is commonly available all around the country and so ubiquitous that you don’t even notice it in the grocery store anymore. But it’s also a fantastic example of an American IPA. It’s got a really restrained malt profile, which makes it a clean, crisp hop showcase. There’s a firm bitterness mixed with some fruit and pine aromatics from the hops. Classic and really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Biroholik (613) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Kolor złoty, praktycznie klarowne. Umiarkowana, biała, drobna piana. Niestety nie mam jeszcze lepszego szkła, które fajniej by ją wyeksponowało. W aromacie potężne uderzenie cytrusów: grejpfrut, mandarynka, pomarańcze i limonki. W tle ziołowe i żywiczne nuty. Smak czysty, soczysty, świeży z dominantami słodkich mandarynek, grejpfrutów, oraz skórek limonek. Mocna grejpfrutowa, krótka goryczka. Minimalne ściąganie na języku jak po przegryzieniu skórki zielonego grejpfruta. W oddalo ziołowe i herbaciane nuty. Pijalność fenomenalna. Niesamowia lekkość jak na 7%. Cheers!🍻

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Haavard (59) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2016
Aroma: citrus, bread, wildflowers Taste: citrus, bread, apricot, caramel grassy bitter notes on the finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ston3s42 (160) - - APR 15, 2016
Dark orange colour and practically no head. Complex tastes apricot, sweet hops, caramel and citrus. Medium body, light carbonation and a lasting aftertaste of apricoty hops. Quite good west coaster

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nonshaugen (329) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
355 ml, bottle conditioned. Golden amber, thin beige head, lively carbonation. Aroma is citrusy and bready. Medium mouthfeel, long aftertaste. Flavourwise, I think the hops have died down a bit. The bottle may be a bit old, and has lost some of its former glory. The sample for this rating is not a world class beer.

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