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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6501) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Sampled from the tap at Rattle N Hum. Poured a hazy orangish gold with a white head that dissiapted slowly to the edges. Aroma had a nice combination of citrus, grapefruit and backing pine and resin. Flavor had a more pine and grapefruit with the citrus and resin calming down a bit. Nicely balanced ipa.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with an orange tint and a medium white head. Aroma is fantastic of apricots, pineapple, grapefruit, lemons, and hops. Flavor is lemons, pineapple, grapefruit and pine. Medium body with a little heat. Great IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (707) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Pours light straw with thin white head. Really nice aroma of citrus. But the flavor is somewhat lacking. Not a lot of bitterness. Not bad just not a kick in the pants I thought the hops would be.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
On tap at Dublins Downtown Los Angeles. Pours out a hazy yellowish orange witha good head. Aromas of grapefruits, California hops lemon ppeels, a pineapple that has been picked too early and roasted malts. Tastes of intense hops at first which settles into a crisp bitterness. The citrus fruit flavors adds a refreshing quality to this beer. Nicely balanced with the malt sweetness providing the backbone. This brew finishes perfectly crisp and leaves a subtle bitter taste. One of my favorite single I P A s.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1068) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
pour almost tan yellow in colour and good lace. Can say that i dislike the aroma on this brew as it is very hoppy, pine cones and very west coast goodness.more of the same on the palate, very good length. Very full bodied, very nice, I’d almost be tempted to call it a double.. Amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atheist_Peace (928) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
650ml bottle in a tasting glass. Light, hazy copper pour with a slightly off-white head. Spruce and grapefruit hops on the nose with a real lemon zesty vibe. Fairly light on the palate with the fresh citrusy hops really shining through, balanced nicely against subtle hops. Finishes with a smooth lingering bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluevegie (3050) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2011
Seemed pretty intense at the first sip then the palate adjusted and it went down a treat, golden straw body with lasting head, big hoppy nose with plenty of bitterness in the taste. Good beer!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2011
A really fantastic full flavored IPA. This is so balanced. The aroma is super herbal and hoppy. Tons of citrus. Same with the taste...with a really nice and sweet malt backbone. Palate is perfect and this finished dry and balanced. BALANCED! Its alittle pale yellowish with haze....I love those IPA that are bright orange and clear. A wonderful brew.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - APR 26, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 This one was kind of hard to find, kind of. Poured from a bottle, instantly the nice big bubbly head settled to little or no lacing. Scent was very dry, with ginger and light spice, citrus even. The taste was impressive, almost too dry for me at first, but then settled to a nice spicy sweetness with notes of grapefruit and light caramel. Very light on the palate, a rather filling and flavorful beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mile (2874) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2011
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, grapefruit and piney hoppyness, some fruitiness faint caramel. Body is medium, malty and dryish flavor, citrus and piney hoppyness, faint. Finish is average, malty and dry, citrus and piney hoppyness. Dryish IPA, really nice hoppyness - not too malty. Ace.


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