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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (562) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Moderate body with some nice citrus and pine hop flavor. Not in your face but still quite flavorful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGB (561) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Pours a light amber/yellow. Nice aroma of fresh hops, citrus and grass. Taste is pretty smooth with a nice hop flavor that is well balanced. Again, towards the citrus and grassy hops. Very nice IPA.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vir4030 (561) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Pours a clear orange yellow with a thick head from a bottle. Nice to get a 6-pack for $15. Sweet hops and apricot is the aroma, very nice. Flavor is a really nice sweet hop on the back of the tongue. This was a great recommendation by the beer guy at Cardinal in Niles. I would have thought this beer to be more than 7%.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pretty darn good. Very earthy dank and bitter. Good amount of pine. Not really citrus tasting. So darn fresh and tasty. Big down side, too darn expensive. The price is reflected in the Overall category. I usually wouldn’t let something like that reflect my rating, but $16 a six pack is too much money. Easily could be a 4.5 out of 5 if the price were closed to $10 a six pack.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samsmith33 (560) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MSBrindbergs (559) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
355ml flaska beställd från 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 svårt att hitta distinkta smaker då den kraftiga beskan tar över munnen fort. Den bitterheten är dock mycket gemytlig. Hade nog lite för höga förväntningar på denna, önskar jag fått prova den på fat då jag tror att den hade känts "större" då. En stund senare växer ölen känner jag, gjorde sig bättre lite varmare än kylskåpskall. Smak och doft kommer fram bättre.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (558) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Strong citrus bitter hop nose. Gold amber, with a small head and great lacing. A little syrupy. Tart acidity undertones. Citrus hops dominate the palate, lemon, grapefruit. Bitter hop carbonation, and slight lingering bitterness aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (557) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle at WilliamK, Helsinki. Pours cloudy golden with a big frothy head. Aroma is rich in tropical fruitiness; peach, passion and orange mix, also some pine and floral notes. Taste is initially sweet, but hoppy bitterness appears in the middle and the finish is typically dry and very bitter. Rich exotic fruitiness dominates the taste with at least peach, apricot and mango featuring with the usual citrus. The palate is medium bodied and slick. Overall this is a very rich and varied IPA with strong tropical fruitiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London Aug 2013 - Orangey Gold in colour. Clear. Very Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Very Fruity; bitter grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits (peach and mango). Malty backbone. Bitter sweet citrus and tropical fruity hoppy throughout leading to a bitter hoppy finish. Enjoyed this. Terrific IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Pours a warm copper color. Aroma is spectacular, pine, sweet peaches, I am really liking this. The flavor is almost elegant, with some citrus notes coming through. I really like this.


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