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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2012
A pretty citrusy IPA. Very strong grapefruit flavor - round citrusy nose. Tastes more sour than bitter. Finishes very dry. There are plenty of hops in there...but it starts off and ends with so much citrus, that it feels like a hop cameo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2012
12 ounce bottle pour. Nice golden white headed citrus iPa. Very drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 5, 2012
Deliciously balanced IPA. Floral hops with just a hint of citrus. Crisp, clean flavors. Gorgeous dark golden color and the smell of fresh hops. One of my absolute favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 5, 2012
(22 oz. from Grain and Vine) Hazy gold-amber with a sticky, frothy white head. Aroma of big fresh citrus-grapefruit and pine over caramel and vanilla. Mouthfeel smooth, full but mildly pebbly-abrasive. Lots of sticky, sloppy lacing. Aroma of fresh citrus-grapefruit and lighter pine over caramel and vanilla with a hoppy, bitter bite. Maybe a hint of sweat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Pours copper with a pillowy cream colored head with some nice patches of lacing. Smell is light citrus and a touch of sweetness. The taste is balanced if not a bit mild. Pine, grapefruit, bready malt, and just a touch of skittles. I usually like my ipa’s more hop dominant, but this is a pretty solid offering. Well balanced, tasty, and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2450) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Draught from BTigeer. amberish pour, hops aroma, caramel - exceedingly well balanced. Liked.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motionmigs (23) - PHILIPPINES - MAY 1, 2012
Beautiful sunset orange color, two finger head; aroma is mango, peach, lemon, grape, and some pineapples, but follows up with an abrupt metallic taste and nuts; lively carbonation with an oily texture, dry bitter herby finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2185) - California, USA - APR 30, 2012
Wow, I can’t believe how highly rated this beer is... I mean it’s good, but I don’t know if its this good.... Aroma is citrus hops, flavor is dry but not as dry as you might expect from a West Coast IPA... Definite citrus and fruity notes, nice bitter finish... Nice....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5270) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Nice hoppy aroma with mango, pineapple and orange. The taste was balanced and nicely fruity. Not extremely bitter but very enjoyable. I liked this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours a light nearly transparent gold. A thin head retains well as the beer is drunk. The hop flavor is pronounced citrus and is crisp and refreshing for an IPA. Overall I think the beer is a tad overrated, but is none the less a strong example of the category.

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