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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
esox (1014) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Bottled. Brightn pale amber color, creamy and lacy head. Very fresh and fruity nose. Sweet mango, cataloupe, lemon zest and floeal notes. Dry, pale malt character has minor caramel notes and just a touch of biscuity toast. Crisp, grapefruity bitterness is intese and smooth at the same time. Lingering, slightly resinous but more graperfuity aftertaste. Smooth texture and medium body. Amazingly good IPA. Smooth and intense, dangeroysly drinkable. If it so good after bottling shipping all the way to Finland, how close to perfect it would be in San Diego?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hmusil (1) - Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014 does not count
I’ve had probably over 100 IPAs and this is by far one of my favorites. Wish I could find it sold in more locations

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdInSaltLake (587) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Aroma: Nice grapefruit/lemon hops; herbal, floral. Bread, light caramel malt.
Flavor: Tangerine/grapefruit/citrus rind. Floral, and tongue-numbing hops spiciness. A little bready malt. Moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ester_ (92) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Straw yellow color with a little persistent head. Aromas of fruity, aromatic and resinous hops. Flavors of fruity, aromatic, resinous and spicy hops. Couleur jaune paille, petit col de mousse persistant. Arômes de houblons fruités, aromatiques et résineux. Saveurs de houblons fruités, aromatiques, résineux et épicés.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lopisar (190) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Hazy orange brown color with light head. Citrus aroma and balanced taste with some sting. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (432) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Bevmo! Appearance: two fingers white head that lasts, great lacing, golden straw, clear. Aroma: grapefruit, floral, caramel, pine resin (all very strong). Palate: light body, average carbonation, bitter finish, sticky texture. Taste: nice light sweetness turning quickly into hop forward bitterness. Overall, great balance, great beer with strong tastes and aromas that compliment nicely and fit like a glove.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, grass, and some light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes pretty clean. I don’t quite get the hype, it’s a decent IPA, but nothing earth shattering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (734) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Clear, deep gold pour with white head. Aroma is citrus, mango, peach, sweet bread. Flavour is fruity with sweet grapefruit, fresh bread. Bitterness rounds out nicely through the palate and finish. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeNowick1986 (10) - - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014 All around nice beer. Great after taste. The price tag is a bit steep,but still a beer worth drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (4090) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Draught.Dark orange colour with White head .Aroma is heavy fruity really exotic frutisbox beer with pine,mango,citrus and nice dry bitter taste of hops and caramel,well balanced and refreshing beer.

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