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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (126) - DENMARK - APR 14, 2015
Near clear straw colour pour. Small lasting light beige head. Sadly it is clear right away that this is an old bottle.. I can see that this was great once but it has become a malty Sculpin Iím afraid... I get some fruity hops on the nose but a pretty malty base on the palate. Potentially a much higher rating but have to settle for 3.8 now. Iíll be back. I hope.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (357) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
Grapefruit hoppy aroma come from this clear pale yellow brew. Sweet grapefruit taste with an underlying bitterness which combines well with the light body and crispness of this ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samsmith33 (500) - - APR 11, 2015
Bottle to tall glass. Appearance: light golden color. Medium white head. Aroma is pine hops, citrus, grass, . Taste is also pine, hops, citrus,grass. Touch of ash. Very smooth and well balanced. Feel is light, medium carbonation. A nice beer. Thought I had rated this a few months ago on my last 6-pack, but I saw I did not when rating the grapefruit version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (704) - HUNGARY - APR 10, 2015
0.355l bottle thanks to cristobal37. Clear golden body, white head. The aroma is smooth and fruity. It has lots of mango and pineapple in it with some caramel, grass and pine. Taste of pine, grass, grapefruit, bread and peach. Awesome IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (56) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2015
Gold in color with tiny bubbles rising to the surface. Off white head that froths around the top and settles to a slight layer of bigger bubbles. Lacing is evident along the edges of glass as it slides down. Smell is of pine and some citrus is found in the background. Tastes of pine, grass, citrus and maybe some bitter hops are dancing on the tongue. Smooth on the palate and slightly creamy with the bitterness finishing it off. Overall, a fantastic IPA to indulge upon!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slaktmasken (62) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
12oz bottle from systembolaget. This is right up my alley. One of my absolute favourites. Orange, pine, hoppy. Not as good as the grapefruit version, but still a great IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sharkbcr (124) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2015
Amber color with a modest white head. Aroma is grapefruit / citrus. Taste is clean with a hint of apricot in the finish. An excellent big hop IPA!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cwill (15) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2015
This beer has a huge citrus, pine aroma. Strong hop flavor, but smooth and balanced. Had from a can while watching the NCAA basketball championship. Taste is excellent, canít really find fault with this beer. Highest rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1654) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2015
So yeah, I bought another CA beer. And yeah, Iím supposed to be in the middle of some sort of CA beer boycott. But when you see a top 5 IPA on tap, and the keg is purported to be fresh, you forget your convictions for a moment. At least I did. Aroma: Grapefruit and mango with a very light caramel malt backbone; the pungent quality of the aroma hops here really is nearly unparalleled in my experience. Appearance: Copper body with a thick, still tan head. Flavor: Grapefruit takes over, but does leave some light caramel; the hop profile doesnít strike me as overly dynamic, and not as impressive as the nose. The finish is moderately bitter and dries out somewhat. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Easy to see why this is highly regarded, but didnít "wow" me all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (596) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 5, 2015
Sample on tap at Eureka. Pours a deep gold, with whitish head. Strong aroma of floral and grass. Tastes of hops and grass. A very distinctive IPA. Thumbs up.

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