RATINGS: 2577   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (916) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle sampled at the brewery for RBSG 08. Pours a clear gold, with a light white head. Citrus hops aroma, both sweet and bitter, with nice fruit notes. Taste is clean, bitter, and hoppy. Lingering clean bitterness. Very refreshing and tasty IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 16, 2009
bottle courtesy of the beer sommelier. just what the doctor ordered for a 100+ day like today! light sweet, fruity nose, golder crytyl on the pour. the flovor is light and refreshing with a lil sweet in the front, a lil tart in the back. the palate is incredibly smooth, great session beer. a great ipa that proves you dont have to make it a double to make it good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (915) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Lite orange color, white head. Aroma of mango and grapefruit. Flavor is super fresh grapefruit (as if it was picked from the tree). Not a typical west coast IPA, the bitterness is friendly and balanced. Lives up to the hype.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (912) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Light brown/golden pour with half inch of white head. Aroma of bright lemon and orange citrus hops and zest, mellow yeast and some powdery floral hops too. Higher than average carbonation, slightly numbing, oily but thin mouthfeel. Sour on finish. Taste is robust and well blended between malt and hops but a bit on the bitter side. Serious carmel taste from malt and floral and pine hops. The blend causes a complex melon and/or apricot complexity. Good IPA but a bit overpriced to me, not exactly sure what the fuss is about.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Well, here it is. Poured from bomber, light folder hue, off white foamy head appears. Aroma of grapefruits, malts and hops follow. Flavour is well balanced, hops and malts half way in the middle, giviving way to tropical fruits and pines. Extremely smooth, and dangerous. Tremendous beer, exceptional!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thechasm442 (911) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2 week old bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. The beer pours a mostly clear, brightly colored amber with a thick white head that slowly shrinks to a finger and leaves lots of lacing. This beer is beautiful. Immediately I smell tropical fruit aromas as I pour. Upon further inspection I can detect bright mango, pineapple, and bubblegum. Real nice and fruity. When finally tasting the beer I first note an immediate piney hop bitterness that is quickly met with the tropical flavors detected in the aroma. The resinous qualities of this beer come back just as quickly as they faded and mix with a somewhat restrained caramel malt. Very nice. The mouthfeel is nice and full and the beer clings to your tongue and mouth. It is still refreshing despite its body, and I could sesh this beer, at least for a 6 pack. Overall this is a fantastic IPA and worth seeking out, fresh if possible.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
Light with a big head. Fruity bouquet and sweet as from tropical fruit, emphasized with heaps of hops. A bit too strong carbonation, would gain on softer approach considering its fruity frame.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
Staffan47 (909) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Bra stmning och hrlig hype p GH. Nrdarna r samlade d fatet kncks efter en del frsenade leveranser. 3 mnader gammalt fat s det fr man ju vara njd med. Har en ganska hg beska, ven i doften p ngot vis. Nr inte upp till alesmiths niver men nog r det vrldsklass allt. Bra jobbat Hoffback. Edit: Flarra p GH. Bttre n fatet vill jag minnas och nu parallellt med en stone ipa. Snyting med tropiska frukter i doften och smaken r inte smre. Tveklst en ipa i vrldsklass Blindprovad: Knns vldigt amerikansk. Fruktig, balanserad, krmig. Ren och med lagom beska

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a clear gold/orange with a medium beige head that slowly dissipates to a thin layer across the top of the beer. Aroma initially comes across as pure grapefruit juice, but a little more digging yields some pine notes, and some spicy notes of cinnamon and clove a la potpourri. Very interesting nose, and it works quite well. Flavor follows nicely. Strong bitterness, great dry body, lively carbonation, and strong hop flavor of pine and citrus. This is a great IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bp (907) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Cask at Bella Vista Grand Opening: pours a golden amber with a thin white head, aroma is full of citrus and hops (amazing aroma), taste is hoppy with some citrus, very easy to drink. This is a very nice IPA, I had assumed it was a DIPA,


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