RATINGS: 2608   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (1006) - - AUG 31, 2013
2013 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a translucent copper with a persistent off- white foamy head. Aroma is malt, a little yeast and caramel. Hops was only barely noticeable but the bottle was one month from expiration. Taste has a solid malt backbone with both piney and grassy hop flavor. The resulting bitterness ramps up in he middle and mildly lingering. A slight roastiness. Medium semi-dry mouthfeel with some astringency. Would like to try a fresher bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JFParnell (69) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Boy, I really seem to be striking out with the Imperial IPAs lately. Another one that tastes like dish soap to me. Definitely not to my taste, due to the bitter aftertaste. This is another one of the kinds that I cannot stand.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melker (256) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2013
Wonderful aroma. An explotion of citrus fruits. Lemon, mango, peach and grapefruit. Also some pine. Taste is light sweetness and pretty heavy bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1401) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Can to snifter. Pours a hazy, sunny golden with a thick off-white head that leaves some thick, sparkly fluffy lace. Nose involves tropical fruit (pineapple), plenty of toasted malt, some dank pine resin, earthy and savory notes. Pretty sweet flavor, with a fairly intense bitterness. Medium bodied, oily, creamy, sticky, juicy, with a long bitter finish. A tasty IPA, the toasted malt backbone really helps set off all the hop tones.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dpaquet (420) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
Pour is clear amber/golden with white head and lot of lacing. Aroma is very fruity, mangos, pineapple, citrus, . Taste is fruity hops, light caramel, dry finish. low body and good carbonation. Would drink this all day.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at Monks American Bar Stockholm. Pours orange with a large white head. Aroma is full of grapefruit, peaches and more. Taste is an amazing blend of bitterness, exotic fruits without being sweet. A perfect IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TexHill (10) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Just tried this at home from a 12 oz bottle. Pours with a nice big head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is unreal. One of the best Ive ever smelled. Luscious grapefruity floral citrus. Tastes wonderful with an excellent balance of smoothness and bitter hops. Definitely one of the best IPAs Ive ever tried. This one lives up to the hype. (and the price - $15 for a 6 pack)

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minihame2 (566) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Clear copper colour and a small white head. Aroma is dominated by hops with faint citrus in the background. Taste is incredibly soft, only slight bitterness after you have swallowed a couple of times. Rich body, super soft mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Great IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3791) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle at BBS San Diego tasting.Clear orange amber with a firm head. Aroma is citrus and forest. Flavour is sweet orange, some grapefruit on a lingering grassy bitter finish. Nice balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CJMunchel (51) - Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Great tasting IPA. Very smooth with a very nice dry finish. Doesn't finish too dry. One of the better IPAs I have had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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