RATINGS: 2633   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (956) - 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.

4.2
   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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (951) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2015
Alaranjada/dourada, boa formao de espuma (branca) e boa reteno. Aroma bastante floral, frutas tropicais amarelas, maracuj, abacaxi, no ponto exato, sem exageros. Paladar de amargor mdio, baixo dulor, floral aparece com mais persistncia do que no aroma, refrescante. Corpo leve e carbonatao mdia. Aftertaste novamente lembra frutas amarelas, amargor mdio de boa durao, levemente seca ao final. Uma tima e bem equilibrada IPA, sem a complexidade de algumas boas imperiais, para beber vrias.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colui72 (951) - HONG KONG - FEB 17, 2017
Quite clear amber, medium soapy head and some spotted lacing. Fantastic to the nose with peach, mango, citrus. Very crisp attack, with all the hoppy character in the aroma that kicks in. No much of malts here, but it tastes bloody good! Light body and soft carbonation, very smooth. Awesome IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (949) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (945) - 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

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (939) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Can into a pint glass from The Drinkery, Londonderry NH. Aroma is strong pine, herbs, fruit, spruce, while still being able to glean a maltiness, and some basement toward the bottom of the glass. Appearance is mild hazy orangish yellow with mild sparkle but nice foamy white two-finger width head, mild lacing. Taste is dominant mild-to-moderate bitter but with some sweet fruitiness throughout for balance including into long-lasting finish. Palate is refreshing light-to-medium body with thin, slightly creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, above average appearance and palate but wont knock your socks off. Very interesting aroma with some of that complexity translating over to the taste but a little over to the bitter side for me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (939) - 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.

4.4
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (938) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -pours a clear amber with a big foamy off white head -great head retension -high carbonation visible S: -huge grapefruit,orange,pine resin,peaches and lemon T: -grapefruit,orange zest,resin-y,onions with a slight nutty finish F: -medium carbonation,light-medium body O: I expected more fruitiness and the onion note was off-putting. Still a pretty good IPA


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