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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mensch (262) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 This coulda been a contender, if not for the onions. Awfully nice citrus and perfume on the nose, and then onion. No one else will really notice, but it’s there. Otherwise, excellent. Re-rate: The onions are milder this time. But I still don’t understand the hype. I like their Big Eye better.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (866) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Couleur dorée translucide avec un beau col blanc. Aromes d’agrumes et de peche, peu de résines, assez douce pour une IPA. Manque de complexité et de ’’punch’’ . Respectable tout de meme mais pour ma part ce n’est pas dans mon top IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (109) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
BOTTLE. See through straw in colour with light white head. Citrus hop flavours on the nose. Sweet hops, citrus flavours ,lemon most prominent with a lightly hopped finish.... Spicy/pepper after taste. Sourced RW

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
terefere (249) - Durham, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours golden, slightly hazy and sparkling, nice frothy head. Aroma of lychee, citrus, spruce, biscuit. Taste: pomelo, biscuit, earthy, grapfruit, grass.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbohl (6) - - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
One of my favorite IPAs, unique for its effervescence and crispness, plenty of hoppiness but without a heavy aftertaste, and an amazing appearance w nice foamy head. Great beer to drink and to admire in between quaffs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (119) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2015
650ml bottle from Slowbeer. Pours amber with a big head. Big nose, floral and hoppy. Typical DIPA taste, strong and sweet and bitter. A good one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RyanK (236) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 26, 2015
I’ve had in 22 and 12oz bottles as well as 12oz cans. Pours a nice orange/golden, has a small white head. Aroma is of juicy aromatic hops, apricot and lemon. Has a light body, good carbonation and very easy drinking for 7%. Has up forward hop taste and then the fruity, juicy hops kick in. Nicely underlying roasted malt flavor as well this is a must for fans of the style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2307) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour leading up to a lingering off-white foamy head. Lacing. The aroma is strong with floral, citrus, and grapefruit hops behind that toasted biscuit sensation. The body is medium, kind of smooth, yet biting. The taste boasts a generous hop presence behind a yeasty and toasted bread-like flavor. Lingers quite some time at the end. Why go nuts looking for Heady Topper when you can find Sculpin more easily and get basically the same enjoyment.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (846) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2015
On-tap, this pours a golden amber color with a slight head. Has a very citrusy hop aroma. The flavor is big, bold but yet very well-balanced. Finishes with a nice bitter finish. A world class IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
VeinAle (67) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours gold, smells of sweet citrus and earth. Taste is more bitter than sweet, with a dry finish. Overall a good one to try!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (160) - ITALY - FEB 21, 2015
33 cl in teku, travelled overseas from SD to Italy in my brother’s lugagge, thanks Bob. Pours a medium/ 2 fingers white and dense head; bit unclear bright orange to rusty/amber colour. Dude this ale smells Ultimate : huge mango, sweet orange, tropical, strawberries, piny, nose refreshing, dank. Taste has again a very nice mango/orange colour fruit taste, caramel, earthy, very resiny; sweetness it’s low to moderate but it’s very present especially with the fruity notes, medium + and very refined bitterness, quite strong but never annoying. Light to medium body, perfect amount of carbonation which is on moderate level, silky texture. The flavours, notes and hops are strong and "stinging", but actually very well put together and ejoyable, the fruitiness is well balanced with the hops. Excellent overall balance, this brew is an establishment in its category, smooth bitterness.. I forogt about what, for me, was the best part: the aroma was just MIND BLOWING ; )


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