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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
Pours a light amber colour, almost golden, clear and with a frothy white head. Strong grapefruit and orange aromas, with subtle hop scents too. Taste is bitter with little sweetness, a pretty good balance for an IPA. Lighter body, creamy and smooth on the palate, with lively carbonation. A very strong IPA overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewBoxer (2320) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Draft/bottle$ I’ve had it plenty of times, rating it now off both. Copper shiney brown color with light head and lacing that lasts on the sides of glass. Sweet, smooth, peachy and delicious. Great perfectly balanced west coast ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 Re-rate. Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy orange with a medium sized white head, great retention, big bubbles. The aroma is very floral, has some grapefruit, pine, lemon, some spicy notes. The taste on this blows the style away. The bitterness is hard to describe as there is such a complex hop bill. There is a nice citrus balance that fades to more bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle shared by ? At abraxas. Golden with slight haze. Resinous, dry floral hop aroma is intriguing. The nelson sauvin white wine quality is predominent and nice. Body is chewy in a good way. The balance is great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
msindall (12) - Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Stringing the senses of hops, fruits, and sweet flowers. It appears as a darker honey color. The taste is of hops but with a twist of a lemony acid sting. Encoats the palate is hops and the flavor stays even after the drink is gone. Overall, this beer is great on a warm summer day and you just need something to drink to refresh yourself.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
translucent gold with a thick dense head. medium-full body with high carbonation.

aroma: bright citrusy apricot slight-pine hops, sweet pale malt with a rather helles-like character.

taste: grassy piney hop bitterness, a definite woody note, pale malt, mild minerality, and a touch of yeastiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnRMurdoch (3554) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle from BrewDog Edinburgh. Strong hoppy aroma. Cloudy amber brown colour, good head. Tropical fruit & hop flavour, bitter aftertaste. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewsmith (13) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 12, 2012
This looked amazing in the Hallertau Willi Becher glass it came in. Juicy tropical, resiny, citrus aromas and flavour, dry, crisp and punchy. Drinks down so easily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1183) - Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Hazy orange with mild head/lacing. Aroma smells pretty tastey,with fruit candied sweet bready pastry,slight peppery spice,nice overall hop aroma. Initially a tart citrusy presence,then some light sweet malt witha light bready toastiness,grassyness followed by orange citrus/mild piney bitterness,nice floral tones even in the bittering flavor.Seems a bit undercarbed with a slightly noticable flatness to it. I have no idea how long this has been room temp shelved though,it held up prettty well. I would drink this anytime.Very nice ipa

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandman (2250) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2012
Hazy golden body, white head. Well, the outlook of this beer is mediocre, but thats fortunately the only thing. Very pure caramel aroma with exotic fruits and some pines in background. Flavour is dry, charasteristically same as aroma, but couple notches down. Floury mouthfeel. Nice rough maltiness in aftertaste. Excellent IPA.

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