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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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nephilium (1350) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2011
This starts with a great hoppy aroma, with pine, citrus, and tropical fruit notes. This pours a clear light amber, with a huge amount of visible carbonation, and just a thin white head. There’s a nice blast of chewy hops, with a touch of tropic fruits in the finish. The beer leaves thick lacing on the glass. This is a great example of a West coast IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
Cask at Get Real NY. Dry hopped with Fuggles. Very nice fruity aroma, lots of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit. Taste is hoppy, pine and fruit, but very smooth. Light bitterness on the finish. Very fruity, flavorful, smooth, complex, amazing IPA. Need to try this again, and soon. One of the few beers at Get Real that really stood out.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nik925 (749) - California, USA - APR 10, 2011
They must add a half ton of hops to this after the boil. The hop flavor is just ridiculous. The amount of hops that San Diego goes though is staggering. Anywho, malt is well in the back, bitterness is understated, and hop flavor with all sticky grassy citrus-y goodness. No taste of alcohol at all. A fine IPA. Might be the hoppy-ist single IPA I have had. If you really pay attention the malt under all the good hops isn’t that great, but it is buried so deep I don’t care.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2011 On tap at The Monk. Pours an opaque yellow golden with a small white head leaving some nice lacing. Aromas of mango, apricot and lemon. Great nose. Smells like a tropical punchbowl. Taste brings out some more lemon with zesty citrus flavours combined with a finishing bitterness and mango. Best ipa at The Monk so far. Very pleased with this one

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1261) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2011
Poured a golden color, mediocre head. Lots of citrus and hop flavor, grapefruit, apricots. Taste was med bitterness. Palate is med body, slicker texture, soft carb. Aroma was better than taste but this is got promise. Just needs tweaked a bit and it could be a big winner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 7, 2011
Botella, thansk for sharing this 3rd best IPA on RB Plovmand! Hazy golden with a nice white medium head. Pleasant ripe fruity sweet like hoppy aroma with bit wet dog underneath. Good filling mouthfeel. Ripe fruity hoppy piney caramel sweet and bitter flavour. Fruity dry bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2011
On tap. This was different from what I was expecting. Not so much citrus but definitely a different fruity blend. Must be the apricot/mango flavors noted in the description. Pours a great looking golden color with a lasting foamy white head. Thick mouthfeel for an IPA. Not my favorite IPA, but a great offering.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2080) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2011
On tap, in bottles, multiple samples; quit rating a while ago. Figured I might as well so I can keep track of what I have drank. Looks like an IPA; orange with a white head. Smell is huge on the hops, piney, floral, and grapefruit. Taste is similar, strong and crisp. A good beer that holds its own to the beer I always reach for (two hearted). However, the 10.99 / 22oz price tag that it comes with around here is not justified. Give me a six pack of two hearted instead.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Bottle shared by faroeviking and Plovmand, thanks guys! It pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma is peach, pine, earl grey tea and typical American hoppy with some sweetness to it. Flavour is peach, grape, grass, apricot and pine. Ends pine-grassy bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6459) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy deep golden with a medium white head. The aroma has loads of exotic fruit like passion fruit, mango, pineapple, citrus, lime and caramel. Very fresh and quaffable flavour of mango, citrus, orange, passion fruit, caramel, light pine and grape fruit. Lots of exotic fruit in this one!


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