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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (462) - HUNGARY - SEP 29, 2014
Kristálytiszta, rézszínű italt rejteget a tengeri élőlények portréit magára öltő márka egyik leghíresebb főzete. A világ negyedik legjobb IPA-jához van szerencsénk, azt tehát nem állítanám, hogy ímmel-ámmal láttam hozzá az elfogyasztásához. Olyannyira nem, hogy e pár sor összeállításához szükséges kapacitást is elvesztegetett energiának tekintettem, ez a sör ugyanis megérdemli, hogy kizárólag vele foglalkozzunk. Azt azonban feltétlenül meg kell jegyeznem, hogy mennyire csodás az az összkép, amit varázslatos aromái és tökéletes ízjegyei hoznak létre. A trópusi gyümölcsök üde és fanyar frissessége, a barack harapható teltsége, a fűszernövények pikantériája és a sejtelmes, kekszes malátaalap adta illatok lenyűgözik érzékszerveinket. Ízének produkciója legalább ennyire bámulatos: kellően fűszeres, gyümölcsösen édeskés, lágyan malátás és mondanivalóval teli módon, ívesen kesernyés. Minden egyes molekulája mértani pontossággal megtervezett, összekarolásukat apró tűzijátékok kísérik; lézerrel faragott kompozíció ez... Adjuk hát át neki magunkat bátran!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (460) - - FEB 15, 2011
Had this at Happy Hour at Smoky Oak in Chas. Was almost the end of the cask-conditioned ale- poured very flat with no head. Bit hard to get past the appearance of it - doesn’t make one salivate like the traditional bubbles and foam topping one is used to. Flatness led to limited aroma and low score for appearance/ palate. Made up for it some with taste- very fruity, refreshing. Definitely unique. Would pair well with spicy food. 70 IBU’s. Definitely hoppy without being dry or bitter. Worth another taste- maybe tomorrow :)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (458) - - SEP 10, 2014
My goodness this is good stuff, Nice and hoppy, love it. Truly a refreshinging ipa

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Aromatics are lovely and very "light" in hops lots of citrus and bright fruits. Just a lovely smelling beer. Those aromatics are replicated in a super balanced taste lots of grapefruit and mild bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2010
22oz bottle, although I’ve had it from growler as well. Beautiful amber hue, and great carbonation, very fresh at time of sampling. So much citrus intermingling with the resin aroma, little bit of a tropical note. Very well balanced, hop profile goes right through the palate start to finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MSBrindbergs (450) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
355ml flaska beställd frĺn SB. Ganska klar bärnsten med ett tjockt fint vitt skum. Doftar skarpt av humle, barrskog, viss tropisk frukt men även lite sur disktrasa. Tycker det är svĺrt att hitta distinkta smaker dĺ den kraftiga beskan tar över munnen fort. Den bitterheten är dock mycket gemytlig. Hade nog lite för höga förväntningar pĺ denna, önskar jag fĺtt prova den pĺ fat dĺ jag tror att den hade känts "större" dĺ. En stund senare växer ölen känner jag, gjorde sig bättre lite varmare än kylskĺpskall. Smak och doft kommer fram bättre.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (448) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Nicely carbonated and clear golden in color. The aroma is of citrus, hops, and lite sweet malts. A simple, balanced, and perfect IPA. The flavor matches the aroma. The finish has a mild bitterness that is very pleasant. It doesn’t linger either. Overall this is an excellent beverage to try.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thicksuds (445) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Nice pour, very foamy, nice aroma as well, lures you in like the song of the siren. Smell floral and citrus. Very murky, surprisingly murky. Taste is a hop bomb, torches the tongue, sweet, floral, and citrus hops, very well hopped IPA, not alot of backbone to it, but as an IPA this is excellent, ranks right up there with the best due to the hop profile and full flavor. Very well done, one of the best IPAs out there. I had this once before and was not that impressed but I think it was old, this is fresh, and it is nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopTsing (443) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2012
The pale gold draught came with a light head, and that’s the way I felt when I left. The aromas and flavors were more hoppy than malty but faily balanced. Full bodied and tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
From tap at Keg Cowboy. Pours deep orange in color with a small white head that lingers. Aroma is all citrus with grapefruit, passion fruit and bread. Taste follows with a lite body and smooth end. Not too bitter. Also this is a fruity IPA not Piney.


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