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RATINGS: 2515   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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.

jjh19's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjh19 (63) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Appearance: Very bubbly, with a bright orange hue. Looks very refreshing. Smell: Citrusy and tropical. Very appealing. Taste: Hops were surprisingly sharp up front, given the aroma, but not in an offensive way. Just more punch to this beer than the smell would imply. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Drinkability: Very tasty and drinkable. I love the art and the tone it sets with the beer. A tough IPA with big hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Plumb7 (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
Great IPA. This is how an IPA should be. Fabulous beer. Very mourish. Dorado is even better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (628) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2016
330ml bottle. Golden yellow colour. Medium white head. Lots of apricots, tea and citrusses in the aroma. Apricots, tea, citrusses in the taste. Citrussy, slightly sweet, apricoty finish. Apricots and bitterness in the aftertaste. Rather light bodied, very well drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CRock (174) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
Not gonna lie, I find this to be very similar to their Grunion Pale Ale. But it’s a very smooth IPA - it has the characteristic bitterness from an IPA but it’s light like a Pilsner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rviolante (2) - - JUL 23, 2016 does not count
love everything about this beer, one of the best IPA's around, had it on tap at the BP location in Little Italy San Diego ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, caramel, pine needles. Tastes bitter with some sweetness. Bitter finish, dry mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
A: Clear golden coloured with a white head. N: Bready, grapefruit T: Grapefruit, papaya, mango O: Nice, but some harsh bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3309) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2016

Lukt: Citrus og honning.
Utseende: Gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Citrus og honning.
Hvor: Melkebaren, Sandnes, med Gorm.
Medium: Tapp@100ml, ABV@7%, Når@20.16.2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Bomber. Pours amber with a resilient white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Finish is bitter with the same flavors. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NORSAND (73) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
Great bottle. Pours with a lovely golden colour. White, medium lasting head. Nose: A very hoppy nose with lots of pine tree and citrus. Taste: Almost soft, fruity arrival with quite rich carbonation. Immediately followed by a grapefruity, long lasting bitterness. Fruity, fresh and bitter. In the exit the malt appears, with notes of nice caramel mixing into the hoppy bitterness. A very good IPA but rather on the bitter side for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zubblwump (44) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Beautiful clear amber with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Smells strongly of fresh pine. Pleasant steady bitter taste without the highs and lows I get from some. Citrus comes through as it warms. Crisp fresh mouth feel with healthy carbonation. This is a really good IPA!

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