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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (580) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Appearance is orange with a medium white head. Aroma is strong floral hops. Taste is similarly floral hops with a good bite of bitterness. IPA isn’t my style, but this is one of the better ones out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 16, 2011
Der hopfige Antrunk ist vollmundig und rund, blumig, harmonisch. Der kernige Mittelteil geht zu Lasten der blumigen Noten, insgesamt etwas milder, z.T. getreidig. Fruchtig-blumig zum Ende, der Hopfen ist weiter vollmundig. Bittere Noten sind erstaunlich wenig vorhanden und werden vom Hopfen einfach ignoriert. Ein rundum gelungenes und süffiges IPA! 10/12/12/12/13/12

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle from CASK Pub & Kitchen earlier this year. Pours a clear amber, with a medium off white head. Grassy, piney, quite tropical, basically a tropical fruit punch with a bitter kick and slight heat at the finish

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2011
On tap at the Good Dog in Philly. Hazy orange amber pour supporting a long lasting pillowy white head. Grapefruits strive to smell as fresh as this. Huge citrus flavor with touches of lemon zest, toffee, milk chocolate and toasted sesame oil. Perfectly balanced on healthy malt rails. Smooth texture and a citrusy, piney, bitter, dry, snappy finish. Amazing brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13769) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle @ GBBF, 2011. Thanks to Caesar. Pours cloudy yellow with a small creamy white head. Pine, grape and citrus. Dry and hoppy bitter flavor with lots of citrus. Smooth and medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7020) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 650ml bottle. No date. I hope it is fresh. It pours a lightish gold with a frothy white head. There is some decent lacing as it recedes. The smell is nicely hopped. It is mostly pineapple and generic like smarties or something. The flavor is really nice. It tastes like it gets way too much hype though. It has a clear cut bitterness which is great but it is the support act that isn’t as great as I was hoping. There is some tropical fruit backing, but I want more. Overall though it is a solid IPA. New bottle best by 9/13, Crustal clear appearance. Aroma is citrus, pineapple, caramel, bready malt, some spice. Flavor is round, fruity, citrus, nice pine, very good bready malt base. Like drinking a pilsener if it were an ipa. A finely crafted brew that took me a few times to really appreciate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Very good IPA. Citrus and tropical fruits dominate with a nice balance of caramel sweetness. 7%abv seems to be the perfect level for an IPA as all the best ones land about at that point. Really refreshing and tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Bottled@GBBF2011. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden as well as some honey and mild nectary notes. Flavour is fruits, nectar, wood and some mild honey and sweet maltyness. Wellbalanced and quite pleasant IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Tap, Closed For Business, Charleston SC. Pale gold, fine white head. Stunningly fresh and beguiling hop nose--lemon sorbet, a whole grove of orange trees in bloom. Very generous without being overbearing. A tough balancing act to pull off. A bright wash of perfume-infused grapefruit citrus flavor, light body with a clean dry finish. Impressive and sophisticated if you’re paying attention. But not so egocentric that you couldn’t enjoy it while doing something else. A classy world-beating-but-not-so-crude-as-to-brag sort of beer. Roger Federrer in a glass.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joes (71) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2011
bottle @ GBBF. Small white head, almost clear, golden yellow. Nice hoppy aroma of orange, grapefruit, maybe some apricot. Bitter aftertaste, hops in every way. Very fruity: citrus, grapefruit, a hint of vanilla. Good IPA


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