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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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (328) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Strong hoppy aroma and foretaste followed by a very malty taste that negates the hoppy bitterness. Some grassiness in the malt. Had a 6 pack and drank several before the review to try to understand the very high ratings but maybe just not my style of IPA. I am a hophead but am fine with well balanced IPAs too but I appreciate the initial hop bitterness but am not very crazy about the particular malt taste that follows in this beer. Certainly not a bad beer by any standard but for my taste not deserving the extremely high rankings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennetporter (209) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pours a hazy straw with a thick head from a tap. An excellent representative of what an IPA is or at least should be in the flooded market that exists today. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertjm (785) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
(12 Oz. Btl) - Pours a nice wedding gown white frothy head. Strong aroma of pine resin. Body is a dark apricot color. Flavors of sour orange and apricot. Bitterness lingers on the palate. Nicely done. But, its definately a sipping beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (451) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 29, 2015
355 ml bottle from Bierdeluxe.de, Germany. Copper color, clear, with a thin white head. Aromas of flowers, caramel and lemon. Taste is mildly bitter with orange, citrus, lemon, caramel and some pine and grapefruit. Light body with less than medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2492) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bomber to the dome. Pours very hazy Orange with a medium to small white pillowy head. Orange is orange zest and fruity. Tate is orange marmalade and jarmy. Very quenching with a light peppery finish with slight warning in the ears. Lots of bt in this one. Or fusels. Hips are pleasant and well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smboselli (118) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Best in class - there is no need to really say anything more than that - add it to the favorites list! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (154) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
355ml bottle. Copper colored, clear, nice small bubbles in the glass, medium, high white head. The aroma of grass, cookies and honey. Fresh hoppy taste, fairly light body, smooth in the mouth, sweet notes of orange marmalade and bitter grapefruit peel. A rather dry and bitter finish, meduim long aftertaste. Nice one this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
马球子 (1) - - MAR 27, 2015 does not count

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patricks110 (1906) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
Glorious. Pours a glowing orange gold with a thick frothy head of hop based froth. The nose is pure citrus and pine resin with a ton of lemon zest and pineapple. Fruity and sweet with light grapefruit bitterness and caramel malts. Good balance overall with a beauty hop profile that screams fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mghj (12) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Orange in color, not much in the way of head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Smooth to drink, bitter at first ending with a taste of pine and citrus.

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