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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (2980) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2009

9/10/2008: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA is cloudy, copper-colored, and has an off-white to beige head that offers quite a bit of lacing. It has a floral aroma that is also filled with pineapple. There is a floral hop flavor, perfume, and a toffee bitterness. There are also flavors of tangerine and lemon pell. The beer is medium-light in body and has a good body and flavor. Overall this is a nice IPA.

650 ml/22 fl. oz. bottle (7% Alcohol by Volume) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #259 for this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bomber bottle: Pours a clear golden with a thin frothy off-white head that diminishes to the perimeter of the glass. Has an excellent hoppy aroma with hints of peaches and apricots. Citrusy lasting flavor is hoppy with a medium body and a mild bitterness in the finish. This beer is very refreshing with an all around WOW factor-excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle Pours a clear golden with a frothy white head. The head lasts well and produces spotty lacing. Has a good hoppy aroma of spruce, citrus, peaches, and some bread. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is real good. Mild bitterness, with good hoppy kick. Real smooth mouthfeel. Blended very well. Has a medium body. The texture is a touch oily. Has a good solid finish with an excellent aftertaste. I waited for this one for a while. Too bad the store only sold one to a customer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9542) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, biscuit, orange zest and light melon. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, grapefruit and light tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Draft at The Thirsty Monk. Pours a golden off-white , lasting head with a golden-amber body. Smells of citrus and floral hops...apricots, mango, and pineapple. Flavor is much the same as the aroma. Finish has the lasting fruit flavors and a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FrigidRoses (14) - USA - JUL 14, 2009
One of the best. Taste isnít quite as citrusy sweet as the nose implies but still an all time favorite. This one is an easy drinker and the bottle disappears quickly. Cheers to the Charleston Beer Exchange for getting this gem in.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2009

Source:22 oz bottle.
Appearance:Pale gold color with a one finger white head.
Aroma:Tons of juicy fruit here. Citrus, peaches, mango and others.
Flavor:Grapefruit dominant with a caramel base. Bitter finish is brash, but fleeting.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:This lived up to my expectations. Excellent aroma and even better flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2619) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2009
bottle, from Samís Quikstop. Great aroma, sweet, tangerine, lime, apricot, peach, peppery. Golden orange color, good head, ok lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, oily creamy mouth feel, bitter dry finish. Very nice ipa. Aroma was great, could sniff that all day, aroma turned a little more grapefruity anf lost alot of the peach type aspects. Still very good, glad I asked while I was there because I walked right by it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2009
22oz. Bomber. A little lighter color than expected would call it something similar to straw colored with a quickly disspearing white head. Crazy big nose that seems to be dominated by amarillo hops. Heavily tropical with hints of peach, mango and even a little melon. Flavor is similar with a strong grapefruit presence and a caramel note that is backed by a nice bitter streak that hits late. The malt is definitely there, but a bit understated to let the hops stand out. Mouthfeel is slightly thin, but not watery. Ends with a lingering bitterness and a touch of resin. Teetering on the border of a 2IPA. Impressive.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
I had this at the IPA fest and thought it should have won. Man this is one heck of a beer and right at the top of my hoppy list. Yeah Baby!

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