RATINGS: 2632   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Best before May 16, 2013.
Appearance: Pay attention other breweries, this is exactly how an IPA should look. The body is a crystal clear amber, not too dark like many other IPAs, showing off carbonation throughout lazily floating to the thick and creamy white head that takes up 1/3 of the glass on the pour. The retention is average, but it settles into a creamy thick coating.
Aroma: Hops, hops, hops. The aroma is dominated by the hops, but hints only slightly at bitterness. The aroma is strong of oranges and grapefruit in good balance.
Taste: This is balanced beautifully, the malts are mild on the intro and provide a pleasant backing for the flavorful orange hops with mild grapefruit bitterness. The flavor lingers for a bit of oranges then grapefruit.
Palate: Medium bodied, oily texture, with hints of carbonation.
Overall: World class IPA, this is the epitome of a West-Coast IPA. Everyone needs to try this, its balanced beautifully and very drinkable. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgfellow (100) - - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Bottle at home. Pours copper color with frothy white head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste is bitter up front with an abrupt finish. Fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Love it! Very crisp aroma with hops and citrus. Beautiful lace and thin head. Light orange colie . Hops galore on the pallete. Not bitter. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1434) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Light soft gold pour, thin white head. Ripe soft fruit in the nose (mango & peach) with pine wafting through the back. Pleasant, sharp bitterness. Oily and coating with light dancing malt and and hops through the middle. Creamy mouth feel at the end with a strong, but not overpowering, bitter hop finish. 7% alcohol is so well blended that it only show up now in my notes. Spend the $ and try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (6454) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle @ Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh. Pours golden to amber with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has the expected pine and grapefruit. The taste has more of the grapefruit but the alcohol has given it enough sweetness to tame the extreme bitterness. The palate is balanced as implied in the tasting note - medium bodied a nice creamy texture and then the bitterness cleans the palate nicely at the end.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
One of the best IPAs. This is packed with hops. Tastes of pine and grapefruit. Very thirst quenching. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1658) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Fresh bottle from Premier. Pale gold-amber and a goodly white head with varied lace. Oodles of hop aromas showing cat pee funk and weed, plus hints of peach and lemon. Nose has an actual FEEL to it, a nose-palate if you will, opens the sinuses. Taste excites the bitter receptors pretty well, strong grapefruit peel with an over wash of some sweet pale fruit and warming alcohol. Herbal-dry palate and long mineral-grassy dry finish. Taste is not layered & fruity as dreamed about, shows a hint match-stick and lots of grass & grapefruit pith & a fighting hint of lemon fruit plus standard-issue pale malt. Fresh and snappy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2902) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, bread, and florals. Taste is really well balanced with a nice easy drinking bitterness. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Aroma of grapefruit. Pours a clear orangish amber with a none lasting white head and no lacing. The taste is is much like the nose. Grapefruit up front with notes of honey, some pine in the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a well done IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BJG333 (16) - Manchester, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Aroma - wonderful florally/citrusy smell. Appearance - Nice amber w/ decent head/lacing. Taste - Wonderfully balanced and deep hop taste, not overpowering at all. Palate - Nice carbonation, good mouthfeel and has a lovely dry hoppy finish. Overall - A class IPA. It just has outstanding hop balance from start to finish. One of my favorites and highly recommended.

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