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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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
freekyp (1564) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2011
I’ve concluded that I must have gotten a spoiled bottle of this brew given the other rave reviews on the site. Mine poured cloudy rust with no head. Thin mouthfeel and sharp abrasive hop biterness. No malt backbone to bolster the terroristic bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
Shared this bottle at the BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh. Pours a little hazy, golden colour with a fair yellowish head. Aroma of apricot, peach and mango with barley and caramel notes. Big Nelson Sauvin character with some passion fruit also. Nice and resinous with similar flavours to nose, including peach, mango, passion fruit and an orange - apricot finish. Great malt backbone to balance this out very nicely. Moderate carbonation. I absolutely love this beer!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (909) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
another fine IPA offering from So Cal. Pours an orange with a white head, nose and taste is of floral and citrus hops. Easy drinker, must be enjoyed fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Pours clear copper hue with a bright white head that seems to last for quite a while. Smells of tangerines, caramel malts, grapefruit, lemon zest, pine a bit of earth. The caramel seems to mix well with the citrusy tangerines and grapefruit giving this a terrific aroma on the nose. Sweet oranges and tangerines on the palate lead the way but quickly turn to a stronger hoppy presence. Nice piney presence mixes well with the earthiness but the sweet citrus fruits and strong hops are the predominate flavors. Wonderful!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
Aroma:grapefruit hops,apricot... Appearance:Hazy amber good head... Flavor:bitterness,grapefruit,resinus...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lefossoyeur (490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
Hazy orange with a creamy off-white head. Nose : Loads of peaches and apricot, enticing. Palate : Medium to full bodied, creamy, refreshing, great bitterness, really bold with grapefruit and tropical fruity hops in dominance. Long lingering fruity bitter finish. Amazing IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Cask at get real ny - sweet candy malts and caramel, very fruity with plenty of citrus notes. Crisp malts and some grains. Perfect IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NCD (11) - - SEP 7, 2011
Light unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, orange, fruity - tropic ala peach - mango - lemon.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arkurzynski (1689) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2011
On tap at Toronado SF. Deep hazy orange. Pretty decent pine and citrus aroma. Pretty hop balanced with little malt background. Not to say its not there, just overpowered. Moderately high mix of pine, citrus, and a touch of grapefruit that lingers on. Crisp finish, lighter on the palate than the flavor suggests. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Poured from bomber into tall glass. Appearance: Hazy honey gold with large stark white head and pretty lacing. Aroma: Very tropical and hoppy, with mango, grapefruit, lemon and a herbal spiciness. Taste: Once again, very hoppy, but not as tropical. Some grapefruit and tropical notes, but the herbal spiciness steals the show. Quite bitter throughout, with just a minimal malt presence. Palate: Moderate carbonation with a very creamy body and an exceptionally dry finish. Overall: Very strong IPA, but the taste didn’t quite live up to the aroma or my expectations. Great choice for a West Coast bitter fix.


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