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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (817) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2015
Growler from GAT Beer. Pours clear golden color with a 2-finger white head. Aroma of piney hops with a nice backbone of caramel malt. Body is medium and a touch oily. Lightly astringent finish. Comparatively mild flavor, with pine and grapefruit hop notes. Caramel malt underneath.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (282) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2015
Poured from bottle hazy copper orange. Aromas of fresh citrus floral hops and malt. Taste is crisp and refreshing with notes of sweet peach mango and a nice balanced hop finish. A great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bstewart151 (14) - Parkersburg, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2015
Can; served at about 42°F. Fruity and piney aroma notes. Thin head and lace on glass. Mouth feel is thinner than I would prefer but not so much so that it is watery. Palate finish very fruity and hoppy. I love all the sweet candied tastes mixed in with that pacific coast hoppy bitterness that finishes out this beer. Feels a little warm even at 7%, which should help keep you out of jail. Or not, I don't judge.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (69) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2015
Color light through copper Orange is slightly cloudy and has a short cream of a finger thick and creamy white and medium bubbles. Loops are evident along the cup rim and small bubbles form the body of this beer. The aroma brings much grapefruit, orange peel, a little resin, pine, honey flowers, full cookie, passion fruit, quince, and some citrus tones are found in the background. The fruity flavor of course with mango, peach, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, a caramelized light, dryness pine and why not light passion fruit nuances. Very faintly bitter hops are dancing in our tongue and palate. Smooth and creamy with a slightly bitter ending. Great requested. Its aftertaste is very fruity and malty, but does not bring a remarkable sweet. Giving a beautiful complexity, power and great drinhability. The body is light, creamy carbonation, bringing a bit of viscosity, but it is still fluid me. Great IPA Beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LuckyDog (614) - - APR 18, 2015
Slight grapefruit notes. A very good IPA. Pretty much a hop bomb, but drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (669) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Supremely well balanced ipa, fruity aromas, good mouthfeel , fantastic hop finish. One of the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
PalCabral (139) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours slightly golden hazy with a white layer of foam that settles to fine but prominent layer through out the session. The aroma is all citrus, fruits, pines, anything but malt or yeast. The taste is medium-full, waves of citrus, fruit and pine. Somewhat sweet. Very soft and lovely texture. For an american IPA it is very tasty, but as with most of these beers I miss the maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours clear copper with a big puffy beige head, very good lacing, excellent retention. Aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruit, floral notes, bread, grass. Medium body, creamy. Lightly sweet, a hint of citrus, full bitter finish, but not over-the-top. Nice fruity-hop IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtu71 (225) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Medium long-lasting ivory head. Misty golden. Fruity, citric, malty, amber, pine, grass, straw, extra dry, delicious. Excellent, very tasty IPA.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (908) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2015
Citrusy and slightly campfire smell...but in can so may not be accurate..taste is similar...mango apricot etc subtle but good when you notice it..

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