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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RuneStumo (2280) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2015
19.02.2015. On tap at Rattle ’N’ Hum, New York. Orange colour with white head. Very fresh beer with nice aromas og juniperus and green spruce shoots. Very nice! Strong body with both hops and nakt. And there is aldo some alcohol to back that up. aftertaste is fresh like a summe breeze. Good beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielle831 (4) - - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
Beautiful copper colored IPA with great head. The hops are robust but like most West Coast Beers, the finish is clean and has a nice citrus end note. Great drinking beer with friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
giancarloh (74) - - FEB 17, 2015
Great IPA loved it I think I drank it to cold but after I let it get to temperature it was even better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHANER4 (483) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2015
On tap - nice golden copper color and good head retention. Aroma - nice balance of citrus and some sweet malt. Taste - very nice hop profile, mostly citrus and some pineapple. Palate - easy drinking beer. Goes down very smooth with no aftertaste. Overall - great tasting IPA. First beer from BP and very satisfied!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (192) - Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2015
I was excited to find this one. Had to head up north about 3 hours; they don't sell ballast point where I live. Great clean aroma of earthy pine/citrus hops and a good amount of malt. Surprisingly fizzy, light golden color with a small, active white head. Tastes outstanding. Hoppy enough for true ipa fans but drinkable enough for novices to the style. Citrus hops mesh wonderfully with a malt backbone that components the hops without overwhelming them with sweetness. Overall very well crafted and well balanced IPA. A must have for all fans of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mrzigzag (2) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
Örter, blommigt, gräs, kokta grönsaker, säd Trevlig öl till tex tacos och annan kryddstark mat

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
willisread (173) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2015
On tap. Copperish orage color with a modest head. Fruit bouquet of aromas present: grapefruit jumps out as well as pineapple, melon and mango. Nice bitterness on the palate and the grapefruit stands up really well. Also a little bit of resin/pine hop flavor undertones as well. Fairly well-balanced but the hops definitely shine through. World-class IPA for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1199) - CROATIA - FEB 10, 2015
On tap at Lord Hobo, Boston. Pours orange with lasting off-white head. Fruit hoppy aroma with hints of pine. Citrus, fruit and hops in flavor, well balanced. Lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (90) - - FEB 10, 2015
Une bonne IPA, une base savoureuse, un fort accent d’amarillo. Bonne bière mais notation exagéré.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1812) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Solid West Coast Single IPA here. Not much to be said about a beer with 2050 ratings except it’s damn good!

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