RATINGS: 2577   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
millmanwp (1) - Green Brook, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2016 does not count
Pour: Golden orange amber. Head is a creamy white with nice lacing. Bouquet: Clementine citrus, raw sugar, piney, and floral hops. The Sip: Toasted malt notes start off and fade into the hops. These herbal and floral hops spring up through the malt notes and burst citrus onto the scene. There is a nice hop bitterness which cleanses the palate of the malt makes Sculpin very well balance. Sculpin reminds me of apricot jam, orange-marmalade, light creamy malts. Toasted bread. Deep resin. Mouth-Feel: Small, sharp carbonation. Medium body. Tart pucker on finish. Overall: Exceptional. An excellent intensely enjoyable IPA. Complex flavor notes, and very well balanced. You could drink this with almost anything and it would steal the show, I would suggest just drinking this alone so nothing spoils your palate. Everyone needs to try this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- orangener Ton mit leichter Schaumbildung - Zitrusaromen mit einer dezenten Harznote - Kohlensure perfekt passend - geschmacklich kommt dann noch eine unvermutete Malznote dazu - erst im Abgang wird es etwas zu dnn Fazit: Den Hype um dieses Bier kann ich nicht so ganz nachvollziehen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (767) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Thank you Fred for this bottle that we drink together at le Petit-Lancy. It is a delicious IPA, well balanced, yellow and orange body, regular carbonation, thin and white foam. The taste is pleasant with hop, malt, bitterness and grapefruit, staying a long time in the mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Roymullins (15) - - AUG 25, 2016
Hard to find anything wrong with this. Just an outstanding beer. Possibly the perfect IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (753) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and the colour of honey, with an off-white head. On the nose resinous notes, fresh pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, faint lime peel, and a very faint whiff of lemon jelly beans as it warms up. Taste wise, fruit at the top of the profile. Passion fruit, grapefruit, peach, and light resinous notes that head into mineral heavy bitterness, and lots of bitter citrus pith in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Clear golden color with a foam ring. Light butter with hops and loads of citrus aromas. Extremely light with a fine supporting carbonation. Some butter, little hints of the alcohol and in general a well balanced beer with loads of fresh citrus. Hoppy citrus bitter and pleasantly light aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
NavyFireRN (18) - - AUG 17, 2016
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crispaire (126) - - AUG 16, 2016
Fruity and citrus-forward aroma. Nice orangey/amber color. Great tasting IPA, but definitely a bit overhyped IMHO.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shag (2881) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Dark orange with a white head. A reisiny piney citrus aroma. The fkavor is bitter but well balanced. The flavor contains lemons, oranges, mango, pineapple. Complex. The aftertaste also bitter. World class stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (1389) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
Cannette sans date. Robe jaune-orange assez claire avec un mince voile de mousse. Armes de fruits tropicaux, tangerine et mangue surtout, un peu dananas, poire et citron. Lgre rsine de pin. En bouche, mlange dagrumes et fruits tropicaux bien construit. Toujours autant de tangerine, pamplemousse plus prsent, mangue et ananas galement se ctoient. Assez relev, amertume adquate par lapport de zestes dagrumes. Finale plutt courte avec un dernier tour de piste des houblons. Texture huileuse et corps mince. Se boit trs bien malgr son taux dalcool.

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