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RATINGS: 2034   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjh19 (62) - 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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1631) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 25, 2015
33cl bottle from saveur-biere.com. Gold to orange color. Thin white head. Taste is high bitter, light sweet. Aroma is piney, orange, hop, wood, light malt, spicy. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (637) - Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
On draft. Copper color with one finger head. Citrus aroma. Very citrus taste, a little earthy. Exactly what I like in an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tonydwagner (3) - - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
One of the first beers I tried after arriving in California, on tap at the black cat in Silverlake. A pleasure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (72) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a handsome golden color with a slight orange hue. Limited head. Beautiful citrus smells. Floral scents and fresh grass also come through. Crisp hop flavors include grapefruit and pine. Extremely drinkable, very refreshing. Me gusto mucho.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolord (134) - - JAN 23, 2015
Orange klar im Glas, leichter weiße schaum, grassig fruchtig hopfig in der Nase, unglaublich ausgewogen, angenehme bittere bei sehr guten Körper (nicht zu leicht, nicht zu schwer), lang anhaltende Bittere, sehr schöne IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gramoit (374) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
Can see why this is rated so highly. Big but small, flavoursome but easy drinking, very good

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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alberti92 (57) - - JAN 21, 2015
650ml bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours golden with a thick white head leaving some nice lacing. Aroma is subtle with hints of lemon citrus, apricot and perhaps a touch of mango. Body is quite light with a medium to low carbonation. Taste is lovely with lots of citrus characters with a subtle dry bitter finish. Such an approachable IPA. Smooth and crisp and just Awesome !

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlfredoGarcia (11) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 20, 2015
The smell was superb, one of the finest Iíve felt. Very fruity (9/10). The appearance is a flat yellow. Nothing special (3/5). The taste is very light, maybe too light for me (7/10). Palate leaves a hoppy & fruity ending (4/5). Overally an excellent beer, but for being honest, I expected more. Iíve tried better from Ballast Point (16/20)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 20, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 11.03.14. A: Orange. Maybe honey malt. It smells sweet, but itís not a very strong smelling IPA. A: 1/2 finger head with a moderate pour. Hazy pale orange body. T: Orange, tropical fruit, and honey malt dominate. Pine, lemon, and biscuity malt are subtle. P: Crisp with bubbles on the back end. O: This is in the San Diego style, obviously, but itís a well-balanced IPA. It has a subtle piney bite on the back end. Overall, itís not very strong, but it might make a good entry IPA. Stone IPA is similar but seems to have a stronger kick to it as itís more hop forward.


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