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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Cask. Pours unclear orange with a white head. Juicy sweet citric fruit aroma with some piny notes. The flavor brings an awesome blast of piny hops, as well as citrus and other fruity notes. Finishes just a touch too bitter for my tastes, but still a really awesome beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allendodd (114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle from Bhensonb. Thanks a bunch, man. Big lemony/orange hoppiness in the nose that mixes well with a deep floral sweetness. The initial taste lives up to the promise! There is a big hoppy smack with the balancing sweetness right there with it. Perfect timing. Palate is a bit rough with the hoppy bitterness, but it runs a smooth malt softness right away. The beer finishes just dry enough. This would be regular for me if I could get it, and is a solid 4.2 without hesitation. Thanks for the beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity tropical fruit hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty fresh hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
From the Bottle at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 27/09/2009 Orange fruit aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with a little bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2009
On tap at The Brass Rail, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass. Clear gold with a large eggshell colored head. Most of the head lasted throughout the entire pint and left large sheets of lacing coating the entire glass. The smell was bright and fresh, bursting with notes of peach, pine, and grapefruit. Grapefruit and pine were present in the flavor along with a touch of biscuit and caramel. Not sticky at all, just crisp and dry throughout the entire glass. The finish isn’t super intense like some IPAs but lasts for quite some time. Easily one of the best IPAs that I have ever had and one that I will purchase every time I see it without hesitation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Brewed in the USA !!! On tap at the Brass Rail. Pours straw in color with a super foamy white head that will dissipate in time. Aroma of hops, malts, citrus and fruits. The taste has fruit flavors like oranges, mango, grapefruit and peaches with some hops and citrus notes. The mouthfeel is thin to medium in body with a nice crisp dry hoppy bite at the finish. Wow, this IPA was really good stuff !!! I could drink this all night long. :)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2009
From the brewery to my fridge in a few days courtesy of annapolisbeer. Dank/resinous, beautiful nose. Loads of citrus, and some papaya and strawberry – even a little Kiwi? I could smell this for a long time. Taste is upfront a lot woodier than expected –some resiny, piney hops, then the citrus returns with a really nice balancing sweetness, just enough malty character to add a touch of balance and an oily , really resinous and just slightly mouthcoating finish (yeah – the finish is pretty much weed in a glass). This is a world class IPA. Thanks a ton, Kevin. I may hit you up for more freshies of this one in the future.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
elhopatista (1) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2009 does not count
Personally, one of my favorite beers. This is what I think of and want when it comes to IPA’s.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Orange golden pour with some nice white head. Huge citrus and floral aroma. Flavor is big citrus hop bomb with subtle bread y malt balance. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
Pale golden pour. The nose is very, very tropical and fruity. Loads of bright, citrusy hops with a lovely mango/pineapple character. Very, very hoppy with a bit of rich light tropical fruit. A bit of sweet pale malt, but this is all about the hops. Very fresh and tasty with loads of sweet hops. It’s not really all that bitter, but it is a delicious, juicy hop bomb.


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