RATINGS: 2587   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thechasm442 (912) - Denver, Colorado, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bp (910) - 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,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scipio (909) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Pours a very bright, lighter amber with a medium to full, slightly off white head. The aroma is powerful. It consists of grapefruit, peach, pineapple, mango, apricot, with some mild pine notes. All impressions are balanced very well. The taste contains much more citrus fruits than your typical IPA. Many of the initial impressions remain, especially grapefruit, peach, and apricot. The pine still balances things out and is noticed more at the end. There is a very good, bitter hoppy kick that this one delivers. Strong and lingering aftertaste is mostly pine with some more mild citrus. The body is medium to full, sticky in texture, with lots of good carbonation contained within. Although it is more of a bigger beer, it is refreshing, simply for the fact that Its delicious. This is an amazing offering, and is probably one of the best IPAs Ive ever had. This one cannot be passed up. Get it if you see it.

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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (908) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 31, 2014
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 This is a great IPA! Bitter but still fruity. Great with spicy salsa. Refreshing. Apricot and grapefruit hoppy taste. Dry, but still quenching. Must try!

4
   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (906) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Nose is bright summery; peach, mango, lychee, sweet floral note. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, spruce, onion, very light resin the bitterness comes from the emerging grapefruit rind. A little to fizzy for me. Its a class leading American IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (904) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2015
Pours a very clear, coppery-amber color, with a decent, stable head. Smells of biscuity malts, with a hoppiness featuring a grassy dankness as well as an orange ripeness. While the hops are beautifully well pronounced on the nose, they blend well into the malts with a note of lemon zest standing out from that mixture. Drinks outstandingly soft, with a well integrated aqueous note, perfectly covered by pungent hops, creating a fantastic refreshment. Begins with bready malts, together with a short appearing coppery note, integrated into the overall taste by sun-bathed, sweet oranges. They introduce an exuberant fruit note to the palate, covered by dry, bitter lemon, pushed by a slightly metallic carbonation. Finishes with luscious lemon rind, leafes, a sparkly burn and a dried orange. Convinces by a world-class balance between sweeter malts and distinct hops, which blend marvelously well together. The hops provide an awesome flavor profile, around which the flavors are successfully build, exhibiting a great depth

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Yellow-gold pour with a loose white head. Very catty with lotes of ammonia like presence, some floral pine, honey and a faintly minty, very bitter finsih. Medium-thinnish body with moderate carbonation.


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