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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2012
A clear golden/yellow colored beer, with a small light beige head. The aroma of fruits like citrus, a lot of hops. The taste is fruity, citrus, dry bitter hop. The aftertaste is a little sweet, mostly hop bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Rich, yet with so much balance. Very complex... Herb, concentrated citrus, tropical fruits... Bitterness definitely in control. Big and smooth, without being heavy and sticky. Long lingering finish. An impressive IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Excellent IPA!! For any hop head out there, go out of your way for this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle poured a light copper with orange hues, large white head, and excellent lacing. Huge citrus and piney resiny hops aroma flow from the glass before apricot and tropical fruits reveal themselves. Taste begins with citrus zest and tropical fruits and then palatable hop bitterness takes over leading to a smooth crisp finish. Nice active carbonation, good mouthfeel, and flavors linger on the palate long after each sip. Solid IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2809) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2012 Thanks to Paul (Lunch) for sharing this growler. A: Mostly clear and light yellow in color with a thick, white head and an ample amount of sticky lacing. S: Great fresh hop and tart citrus aromas. Simply wonderful. T: Absolutely awesome flavor. Grapefruit presence is very prominent. Tangy and hop forward, this beer is incredibly smooth and bursting with flavor. M: Medium / thin in body, the feel is smooth and creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. D: I could drink this all night. One of the best IPAs I have ever had. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 01-30-2011

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmongoose (1556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2012
22oz bomber, gift from a friend. pours orange in color with a white head and much lacing around the glass...the aroma right off the bat was the citrus of the hops and as it warmed some i picked up the apricot and peach...what a wonderful scent to have in this beer...medium bodied and smooooooth...hops do no over power this beer at all..the citrus flavor and the apricot are forefront on this one and the smoothness as it goes down. on the back end you do get a bit of the lemon blended with the bitterness of the hops and it works...very very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3654) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 2, 2012
2011 GGBF, cask and bottle Pours dark amber with fluffy white head. Oranges and magoes nose. TRopical frut, plenty of bitterness, fairly gentle carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
Thanks to Zio Aldo for this bad boy, from a bomber pours an orange to gold hue with a frothy white head. Aroma is subtle, citrus, tropical fruit, touch of floral. Can’t believe how smooth and light the mouthfeel is. What a fantastic experience on the palate, light, but complex. Outstanding beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prosper0 (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Interesting beer. Thought I should try this as I like more balanced IPAs that have the malt backbone to support the hops. The pour looked great, clear amber/copper color with white head and smelt strongly of malts, maybe a hint of piney hops in the nose, but mostly the caramel & breadiness of the malts broke through. Slight hint of grapefruit in the nose, but not as much as I would have liked. Taste wise it wasn’t at all what I was expecting, strong malt-forward beer here that had a strong caramel and breadiness/yeast like flavor with the grapefruit noticeable, but not dominate. For an IPA I was baffled as to how the hops had fallen to the back in this beer. Mouthfeel is great, it’s a very drinkable beer that’s very smooth, almost no bitterness to this beer, probably due to the lack of dominant hops. Light carbonation. All-in-all a good solid beer, but not at all what I expected in a balanced IPA. Most of the time I think IPAs as overly hopped up and never would have figured there’d be an IPA that was overly malted up.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Solid IPA but it doesn’t live up to the hype of one of the best IPA’s in the world. Rather tame for a westcoast IPA.


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