RATINGS: 2627   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2010
Hazy dark gold pour with a bright white head. Big Earthy hop nose that foreshadows what is about to come. Great taste...grassy hops are built up by a good malt backbone. Citrus and bitter hop flavors tag along but dont overpower. The malt body gives the beer a really nice mouthfeel. I described this beer to joebussard as "A poor mans Pliny." Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle Pours a clear golden with a frothy white head. The head lasts well and produces spotty lacing. Has a good hoppy aroma of spruce, citrus, peaches, and some bread. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is real good. Mild bitterness, with good hoppy kick. Real smooth mouthfeel. Blended very well. Has a medium body. The texture is a touch oily. Has a good solid finish with an excellent aftertaste. I waited for this one for a while. Too bad the store only sold one to a customer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Fruity aroma with tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, and some pine resin. Bitter flavor with lemon, orange, and a little bready malt. Bittersweet finish. A fine, well-balanced IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (952) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Appearance is hazy amber, with a thick creamy beige head, which clings to the glass. Aroma- orange, pineapple, creamy malt, tropical fruit juice, pine, hop resin. Yum. Taste- massive hop bitterness, orange peel, pineapple, juicy tropical fruit, pine, grapefruit, hop resins. Huge bitter fruit, but also theres biscuity malt underpinning the whole thing. Mouthfeel is oily and clingy, hugely long bitter finish. Superb IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
Bouteilles de 12 oz. Consommes fraches, moins dune semaine aprs lachat. Armes trs invitants de houblon amricain, sexprimant principalement dans la gamme des agrumes et des fruits tropicaux. Robe abricot et lgrement trouble (chill haze), petite dentelle blanche et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, le houblon est trs expressif, montrant de belles notes doranges et de pamplemousses sucrs. Le malt, trs lgrement sucr, montre un caractre de biscuits Grahams. Longue amertume en finale. Une excellente IPA de la cte ouest!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (949) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2015
Beautiful crystal clean deep golden sparkle. Bitter petrolly with a faint hint of grapefruit. Reminiscent of champagne in a way. Good acidic support. Very clean and pure. Beautiful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (941) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2009
On tap @ Obriens. Orange yellow pour, off white head. Huge hop aroma, tropical fruits, citrus, pine. Flavors of bright pine, light fruits, ans citrus/citrus rind, very fresh. Bitterness holds largest presense with mild sweetness and dry finish. Awesome, aroma was more powerful than the Pliny I had before it, which was plenty powerful on its own.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (937) - Skui, NORWAY - APR 29, 2016
Gylden farge med medium hyt hvitt skum. Aroma av sitrus og tropiske frukter. Smaken er tropiske frukter og noe alkohol. Noe bitter. Medium/Tykk konsistens.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Crisp citrus hop aromas. Pours clean and clear orange with a small white head. Hop resin flavors. Finishes mildly bitter. Overall a very good IPA.


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