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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2011
Sampled at SBWF. Stockholm, September 29th, 2011.
Dry and pleasantly hoppy and fresh aroma. Grass, grapefruit and some pine needles. The taste is also quite and and very low on the sweet side - something that I really enjoy. Big hoppy punch with a nice bitter finish. Great IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
22oz bomber thanks to mar (for a great beer!). Pours a clear, deep golden body with some off-white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of Ruby Red grapefruit and other fresh citrus hops. Sort of reminds me of a South Texas fruit stand in the summer. Flavor of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine, floral hops and citrus zest. Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Absolutely great!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (511) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle from Craft Beer Base. Golden colour with small head. Very hoppy aroma with some pine and herbs. Same when you drink it, very smooth, nice finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samsmith33 (510) - - APR 11, 2015
Bottle to tall glass. Appearance: light golden color. Medium white head. Aroma is pine hops, citrus, grass, . Taste is also pine, hops, citrus,grass. Touch of ash. Very smooth and well balanced. Feel is light, medium carbonation. A nice beer. Thought I had rated this a few months ago on my last 6-pack, but I saw I did not when rating the grapefruit version.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
salvaticas (509) - - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle pour. A little underwhelmed by this, given the hype. Has a unique taste but a somewhat weak body. I don’t even know if i’d call it an IPA. Not bad though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into my Ipa glass. Pours a golden amber color with a thick fluffy white head that leaves awesome lacing. Smells of pine, tropical, citrus and floral. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a good hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is silky, creamy and chewy with good carbonation and a semi dry finish. Wow this is one of the best ipas I’ve ever had. Well balanced and full of flavor. Glad this is finally on the Washington State market. Will be buying this regularly.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Canned 6/26/13 and picked up at The Beer Temple in Chicago. Oh, how I’m looking forward to this... Appearance: Pours with a massive four finger soapy head that stays for quite awhile. Sculpin has a pretty clear light amber color. The lacing is fantastic. Excellent looking IPA. Smell: Grass and peaches are the two things that I get most. There is also a slight citrus note in there as well. Really does smell nice. Taste: Quite a lot like the aroma, really. Kind of tastes like a ripe peach at first, and the medium feel of Sculpin gives that impression even more. There’s then a bitterness on the middle of the tongue, with a sticky, dry, piney and bitter finish. The aftertaste is just lingering pine and peach bitterness that I love. Sculpin’s an excellent name for this IPA, especially as it warms up. After being out for about ten minutes, the bitterness intensifies, and the alcohol becomes traceable. Canned and put onto my tastebuds here in Michigan just 12 days later. A six-pack ran me $14 or $15, which is definitely kind of steep (considering I can get a sixer of Two Hearted for $10), but this has an excellent bitter pine and peach flavor that I thoroughly enjoy. If this were available in Michigan, I’d definitely pick it up from time-to-time... even with the slightly higher price point.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at Monk’s American Bar Stockholm. Pours orange with a large white head. Aroma is full of grapefruit, peaches and more. Taste is an amazing blend of bitterness, exotic fruits without being sweet. A perfect IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bedainedebiere (505) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
Quite yeasty blonde colored IPA. Deliriously appealing aroma of mango and grapefruit. The intense hoppiness takes a lot of place in the overall flavor, with its piny and tropical fruits notes; very pleasant mouthfeel, especially in the deepness, or the “full-mouthness” of the hop flavors Not much sweetness comes out, except in the cookie notes provided by the delightful malt backbone. Amazing IPA, amongst the best I had. This beer is not overrated; it is just awesome!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
22 oz bottle. Definitely a quality ipa here. Bold pine and melon citrus are strong and unrelenting, with a big, chewy finish. Pours a bright burnt orange, with fine starch white head and scattered lacing. A full aroma, though maybe a bit too dense as the full notes don’t project quite as well as I would like. Woody pine and big, mixed citrus fruits here, pinneapples and pears. Toasty pale malts, light nut, caramel on the other side of things. Body is full for an ipa, with a bold flow through out, densely bitter though not unbalanced. Toasted cereal grains up front, then a wave of various fruits and bitter. Estery melon, blackberry, mixed citrus, wood, and pine. Each note really bites and makes its presence known. Overall, a big, bold ipa with a great combination of strength, flavor, and drinkability. Up there with the best.


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