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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7978) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2008
Bottle thanks to Ken! Huge nose of sharp mandarin oranges - fruity, juicy, full, wow... has a definite fruit juice sugar character to the nose - while the body is thick and syrupy and frothy while still pretty crisp and sharp... resinous pine and catty simcoe hops round out a big IPA thatís not too big. Very good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2008
This is a really really nice beer. Aroma is strong simco and almost cat urine (I just love cheesing!) Flavor is strong citrus with almost canabis flavor and potency. This is one fantastic beer. Finish is smooth and a bit drying but not dry. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Clear light amber body with a tiny white head. Big simcoe nose with lots of cattiness, pine needles, some tangerine, caramel and cotton candy. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderate to highly bitter with caramel, tangerine, some garlic, tangerine and cotton candy. Medium/full body is sticky/chewy with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
undsioux7 (796) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2008
Pours a clear golden with a good sized head. Very nice aroma of citrus hops, some caramel as well. Light sweetness, slightly strong bitterness, clean finish. copyright grimreeser. Thanks for the taste!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2008
Pours a clear golden with a good sized head. Very nice aroma of citrus hops, some caramel as well. Light sweetness, slightly strong bitterness, clean finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2008
22oz bottle, recently released 2008 vintage. thanks doubleo for this one! pours hazy golden with white head. a huge grapefruit and mango hop aroma bursting out. wonderful grapefruit and mango hop flavors. pretty straight forward, extremely tasty, and PNW hoppy bliss. I could drink tons of this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Clear orange color with a thin, persistent billowy head. Great spicy, peppery floral hop aroma. Taste is aggressive, but the floral characters balance everything out. The finish is subdued but tingles from the hops. Palate nearly perfect for an IPA. Well put together.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
StefanSD (2118) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 650 bottle from Bev4less in Santee. Pours a copper-gold color with a big sudsy white head that leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is rich and pungent with big citrus notes, mandarin oranges in particular, this nose had a Pavlovian effect on me in which I broke out into a drool. A perfect ten in aroma! The taste is centered on the various fruits listed in the description with a big focus on sweetened pink grapefruit flavor and a bit of pine. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and the carbonation is light. The finish is long and lightly biter with lingering pineapple. Overall: this is a great IPA, one that elevates the art of brewing. Highly recommended.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2008
UPDATED: APR 1, 2010 Bottle courtesy of hopscotch by way of WeeheavySD. Pours clear straw colored gold with a small white head and intricate lacing. Incredibe aroma, one of the best smelling beers Iíve had the pleasure of drinking. This thing is packed with mango, pineapple and grapefruit smells with a piney note. The taste is strong on the citrus with grapefruit and pineapple coming through the strongest on the finish. Not overly bitter but its definitely an IPA. Again not my style but this is a very impressive IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1093) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2009 Very dank and aromatic IPA. First thing after popping the bottle is the aroma - it just comes at you. You could smell this beer across a room - and thatís a good thing. Full of rich hop character, very piney and resinous as well as citrusey. Reminds me of Blind Pig. Flavor is sweetness that slowly recedes, with a bitter note that sticks around. Not much aftertaste, but thatís OK. Once again, BP makes another great beer! SECOND REFLECTION: This is one amazing beer. Right now, I will change it to be above Blind Pig.


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