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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours an orange/gold color with an off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit. Flavor is tropical fruit with some hop bite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (637) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 17, 2015
bottle at home courtesy of Saeglopur. bottled on 05.01.2015. orange, clear color. small white head. smells fruity, pines, grass, mango, citric. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. taste of pines, grass, some sweetness, citric, grapefruit, oranges, light herbal. citric / herbal bitter finish. citric notes and some pines on the aftertaste. quite nice, not as refreshing as other ipas though, probably because the carbonation is quite soft, or its not soo fresh anymore.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (237) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2015
pours a semi murky gold with a decent bubbly off white head. Aroma is floral and fruity. Some orange citrus, also some mango or other tropical fruit. Taste is complex. Some orange and other fruits. Some moderate hop bitter kicks in, but there’s some faint sweetness there too. Long full finish with pleasant nasal linger. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4661) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, long lasting, fairly lacing, white head. Super clean, citrusy hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, lemon, pineapple. Crisp, bitter and citrusy hoppy aroma, more jelly bear-like than caramel malty background, notes of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, tangerine; some pine and sweaty resin in the deposit containing last sip (yeah!). A bit more "dirty" than the Grapefruit version, but still too clean for me (cf. Kernel as counterexample). Still a very good one, of course.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (397) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2015
Cloudy amber with small beige head. Tremendous and huge aroma - sweetened grapefruit, strong malt, mango, passionfruit, paw paw/papaya. The taste is also huge, non-subtle, but awesome, with the same flavours that the smell assaults with. Light in body and ridiculously drinkable. In no way understated but an artful hop punch in the face.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4692) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
12oz tap pour in The Goat Hill Tavern, Costa Mesa (Orange County) on 11th May 2015. Orange body, white topping. How do you like your hops? If the answer is by the hand full: this is a beer for you. No subtly here, just a very hoppy IPA with plenty of bitterness. I had the Sculpin Grapefruit next, no real citrus feel to this, the original version compared to the Grapefruit option.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Can, from Vermont trip shopping. Clear medium yellow, small bubbly white head. Mango, apricot, citrus aroma - really good and clean. Clean, very flavourful taste - just the right amount of malt, on the light side, and a boatload of well added hops - lots more of that tropical fruit bursting at the seams taste, but with nothing harsh about it. Light and crisp. Pretty much a perfect IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollerton (139) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from SB. Very good IPA, actually one of the first craft beers I bought, now finally in the ordinary stock of SB. Very good indeed, but the competition has become stronger so Sculpin may no longer be the best IPA available, but still one of the best.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mears (51) - - MAY 8, 2015
My favorite IPA. Great year round. Love the fruit taste. Wish they priced it better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
malvrich (86) - durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2015
bottle into a stella glass bottled on the 100th day 2015 so 03/15 ish A: hard pour yeilds a lovely pale orange with alsi attractive tan head. Great clarity. Good retention. S: Grapefruit and pine needles. A bit of malt sweetness barely detectable. T: More grapefruit than pine in taste but otherwise follows the nose. Fairly juicy and overall pretty tasty. Not boozy tasting. M: Light for its strength and well carbonated to make a refreshing drink. O: A pretty good IPA I guess but no way I’ll pay $14/6 for it. Stronger than I prefer as well but that’s another story. Ripped off my local HT with a 10 dollar mix-6. Way overpirced.


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