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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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Climbrew (28) - - MAR 6, 2012
One of my favorite IPAs, i would really like to use this site to track my personal beer thoughts, this character count limit is sometimes annoying

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tia (1142) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Tap. Clear light golden with a small but pretty head. Clean crisp grapefruit aroma with pine- mmm...Flavor follows. Tinge of lingering sweetness but dry and bitter takes over with progress.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbirker (42) - Fullerton, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Great IPA! Aroma is floral and citrusy hops. appearance is golden orange which is lightly colored for an IPA. Great taste of complex hops flavor but the floral really stands out in the bottle, where as on tap way more fruit forward. Finished off with light malt and hop bitterness. Love this IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1312) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle from beerboxer.. great ipa. Taste nice an hoppy. Smells fresh an piny. Awsome beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (653) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Dark golden color with large, bubbly, bleach white head. There is a ton of lacing on each sip. The aroma is full of resiny hops with all the complexities of a big blend (grapefruit and pine). The flavors are mildly sweet with lots of bitterness and spciiness from the hops. There isn’t any one character of the beer that really makes it pop, but the balance of the very strong flavors makes it extremely enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooter520 (185) - - MAR 3, 2012
Appearance: clear golden orange color, frothy white head. Aroma: very tropical fruity, orange maybe a little grapefruit. Taste: floral up front leading into medium sweet fresh citrus, finishing with mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: thin to medium creamy body. Overall: one of the most citrusy fruity hopped beers I've had. Very pleasurable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Franks (28) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours a hazy gold with nice big white head. Aroma is awesome with some fruit, caramel and pine notes. Taste is very hoppy yet a bit sweet with some grapefruit and pine as well. Palate is nice and has decent carbonation. Overall, i really enjoy this IPA, it is a bit on the citrusy side and is really bright with a long finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Big tropical and deep citrus on the nose. The taste is... wow.... Pineapple, tangerine - a nice lingering bitter mandarin orange. Great carb + mouthfeel. One of my favorites of all time. Great now it is in a 12oz. Must be fresh, fresh, this beer falls off a cliff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robL (22) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
One of the perfect examples of an IPA. Aroma, taste, color, and palate all shine in unison. Grapefuits, lemons, hops, and crystal malt come through and leave you wanting more. My review: http://beerhatesme.blogspot.com/2012/03/ballast-po

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 11/25/2010. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Sculpin pours a slightly hazy golden color, with a huge foamy white head. Nice retention, stays with the beer the whole way, along with some sticky lace. Great floral hoppy smell, some cooling pine, and a splash of juicy citurs as well. The taste starts with a candy sweet bready malt, quickly taken over by the robust hop bill. Floral, pine, and apricot and mango citrus. The pine almost turns into a cool mint flavor. Finishes slightly bitter. The simcoe hops help to provide a cooling sensation on the tongue, with the dry hopping providing a tingling sensation on the tongue. Good, crisp, slightly creamy carbonation with a slightly above medium body. Finishes pretty clean. This is a great IPA, in pretty much every category. Hopefully these bottles will be regularly available in Chicago soon.


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