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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rmhancock (21) - USA - JAN 16, 2010
Aroma - grapefruit, orange, lemon appearance - yellow orange taste - refreshing, citrus, grapefruit, orange, lemon I love this beer. its crisp, refreshing and well balanced. Hoppy but not over the top. great beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2010
Yellow, almost straw-colored (great to see an IPA of this magnitude thatís actually a pale ale). A rather thin white head settles in a moderate pace. Massive hop aromas in the nose. Plenty of exotic fruits, but not so dominated by grapefruits as many other hop forward beers are. Instead here are generous amounts of mango and passion fruits (along with the grapefruit of course). Here is also a very pleasant smell of elder flowers. Some pine needles and hop resins. Biscuity malts are present as well. The taste replicates the smell with very fresh hop flavors all around. Exotic fruits (grapefruit, mango, passion fruit) mix with elder flowers and hop resins. A semi-sweet crisp and biscuity malty backbone. The finish is really bitter with notes of pine-needles and, citric notes and grassy hop notes. Medium to semi-full body, nice sticky mouthfeel. Crisp carbonation. This is a great IPA with a massive and very tasty hop profile. Still, it manages to stay very balanced. The malts are almost perfectly suited for the hop centered flavors. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Pours a light orange color with a thick white head. Aromas are amazing citrus floral hops are overwhelming. The taste is exactly the same, citrus, orange rind, grapefruit, bitter hops, but not over bitter just about perfect. Wonderful brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Thanks to Kaiser81 for trading this one to me. Pours yellow-orange with a small white head. The beer is very clear. The aroma is strong citrus hops, lots of peach and mango. Very nice smelling beer. There is good bitterness and hop flavor, with lots of pine and citrus. The pine is mainly evident in the aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel and very drinkable. Outstanding beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yamar1221 (40) - USA - JAN 2, 2010
Pours a a lemon hue for appearance with a great hoppy, citrus aroma. Strong hints of grapefruit and orange upfront with a bitter, crisp finish that makes this guy all around a fantastic IPA, well balanced and true to itís style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a bright coppery orange color with a small foamy white head. Nose is dark, piney hops with a carmally malt note. Palate is very slick and syrupy with a fizzy note. Flavors of piney and grassy hops with a stinging bitter presence. very fun.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Golden/amber with a frothy white head. Resiny floral aroma. Excellent IPA flavor. Great sweet/bitter balance. Malts are in the backseat with the hops driving, but the malt keeps the hops in check without being an anooying backseat driver. Quite like this one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2857) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
The aroma is delicious - crisp pale and hoppy. The beautiful pale yellow color is almost lemony in appearance. The flavor of sweet and bitter hops first comes at you first real hard like a train, but then settles so smooth and delicious on the palate which is my interpretation of its deserved high rating.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Itís already been said but this is a great IPA. Really bright citrus taste with a little metallic hops residue on the finish. Crisp with not a lot of malt. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1031) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours a somewhat clear orange with a frothy white head. Huge pine and floral aroma with potent notes of grapefruit/citrus. Very bitter, than sweet than bitter again. Citrus and spruce are noticeable in the flavor, maybe even a little resin.


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