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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March Madness 2015 - Light and fruity; I would not have thought of this as an IPA. Not crazy hoppy and bitter like most IPAs though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March madness 2015. This is one of the IPA archetypes to me. Very nice citrus aroma. Hops and malt are in relative balance although the hops flavor is very strong. It does not have a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Poolieo (15) - Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2015
A good balance of citrus and bitter. High ABV so watch out. This beer helped make San Diego awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lambister (266) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle @Tommy Knocker, Helsinki. Deep frosty golden color with small long lasting white head. Nose has vig, creamy malts and hops. Excellent hops and superbly balanced body. Long tasty finish. One of all time favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (195) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours a beautiful gold color and has some lacing, but minimal head retention. This beer smells floral and hoppy. It does not disappoint in the least. An amazing beer, and one that is absolutely legendary for a reason. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DevinRange (2) - Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
Big and robust. Clean finish. Great balance. The way I envision an IPA to be. Highly recommend!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2633) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle from Costco, San Diego. Zesty lemon, pine, and grapefruit aroma in front of light caramel. Clear copper under a lasting, white sheet. Flavour is resinous grapefruit peel, pine, lemon peel, and spicy melanoidin with apricot accents and an assertive bitterness that balances a medium body, sweet, light caramel. Moderate carbonation, smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AAEA (180) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
12 FL OZ ($19 assortment 12pack) I picked up this pack as it had 3 different types of their beer and on their own can be expensive. This is a very good IPA, has lots of character but none of the palate coating nastiness of many other IPAs. has a good amount going on which may not be so apparent to the newbie but is much appreciated for the beer lover. chug it or sip it; either way its a great beer. Totally lives up to the hype and will be buying again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (167) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle at home, hazy amber with a off white small head. Taste is, hops fruits, biscut notes of pine. Well balanced IPA very good!..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
njdrinker (13) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Love this beer. It is a perfect fresh tasting citrus ipa. The body is nice and lite with just enough bitterness. Then it smacks you with great hops aroma and flavor. Love love love

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