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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pruneyraisin (1) - - NOV 14, 2011 does not count
A bright, fruity, florally beer with a great light hop flavor. Not too heavy or overpowering flavor. Easy drinking beer. Great for summer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (3680) - GERMANY - NOV 12, 2011
(bottle) pours a clear deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of honey, passion fruit and cherries, deeply resinous. flavour is the same, the resin being quite dominant again, with a medium tropical fruitiness and a nicely integrated medum-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2011
Sampled at SBWF. Stockholm, September 29th, 2011.
Dry and pleasantly hoppy and fresh aroma. Grass, grapefruit and some pine needles. The taste is also quite and and very low on the sweet side - something that I really enjoy. Big hoppy punch with a nice bitter finish. Great IPA!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onkelgobber (150) - Edinburgh, - NOV 2, 2011
citrus, pale, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2011
(bottle) amber/gold with white head. Aroma of citrus/fruit with some malt. Flavor was citrus/peach with enough malt for balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2011
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 8 Oct 2011) Deep golden colour with foamy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with grainy malt, orange and apricots. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange, apricots, grainy malt and a generous grapefruit bitterness in a long finish. More than medium body, with balanced sweetness. Very nice and tasty IPA, and quite drinkable for such a bold beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fjluiser (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours light Orange, grapefruit nose, taste indicative of the aroma. Citrus and dry. Crisp.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (604) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Aroma is tons of citrus (grapefruit) and a bit of hops. Taste follows the nose. Grapefruit and a bit of bittering hops.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2011
Keg at BrewDog. Pale yellow amber, thick white head. Nose is massive tropical fruity hops, slight mango, pineapple, something bready too. Palate is massive citrus hops, only the slightest hint of caramel, finish is soft but assertive bitterness. A "real" example of an American IPA, all about the hops, not sweet but very well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (974) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Nice smooth and yet hoppy IPA. Good flavor and body, but not overly sour or spicy. Good job.


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