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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2014
12 oz bottle from New Seasons - Golden orange with a white head. Aromas of citrus, perhaps a little peach. Great balance between the bitter hops and enough malt backbone to keep it interesting. This is a really good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_alkis (386) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 The aroma is tangy with lots of fruit, like grapefruit and banana. The taste is sweet and strong with hops. Very well balanced West coast IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (386) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Orange pour into snifter. Piney and orange citrus on the nose then tongue. Dry. Missing the body of an East Coast IPA, but thatís the point, right? Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (386) - - SEP 6, 2013
Gold color, clear Full body, packed with a rainbow of flavors, very complex and elegant, long on the palate. Bitter but not too dry, herby, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mstrcrwly (386) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 The second i opened the bottle and poured it into a Hoegaarden pint glass..i new this was going to be something special..golden/orange color with 1 inch white head..peach/apricot/citrus aroma..and without a doubt the best balanced IPA iíve ever had..most people expect a west coast IPA to be just hop,hop,hop..but thatís not the case here...would drink this every day if i could..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotchzombie (385) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Pours hazy deep orange gold with a fluffy, golden-tinged head that settles to a finger and fades gradual-like. Wafts a wonderful sweet aroma that carries over into the front end of a sip. Floral hop notes and vanilla, caramel, orange and peach. Taste has powerful and complex citrus from sweet orange and lemon to bitter grapefruit. Incredible balance - this beer dances along your tongue. Pine hops and caramel malt in there too. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitterness is enhanced with warming. Outstanding depth of flavor and truly amazing balance between sweet and bitter. A world-class IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Thanks to toncatcher! A solid IPA but really doesnít quite warrant its reputation. Great, not excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adam42381 (383) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a Duvel tulip. Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head. Excellent lacing. Smell: Pine and grapefruit with subtle notes of orange, tangerine, mango and pineapple. Smells amazing. Probably the best IPA aroma Iíve ever smelled. Taste: Pink grapefruit up front followed by orange and lemon in the middle then ending with resinous pine at the finish. There is a hint of caramel malt in the background. Aftertaste is a mix of bitter lemon peel, pink grapefruit and fresh orange. The taste doesnít feature much of the sweetness that I expected coming from the aroma. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Goes down very smooth. Hops are very sticky. Drinkability: High drinkability. After finishing a bomber, I could see coming back for seconds. Overall: Excellent IPA overall. This is a must try for any hop head. Iíll definitely be buying more once we get a distributor down here in Fort Myers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (381) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
2013/10/30 - Pours a translucent orange/copper colour with a soapy, off white head that laces nicely. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits and apricots. Taste is citrus and tropical hops, with mild pine notes accompanied by nicely balanced caramel malts. Mouthfeel is medium, with biting carbonation and a dry and crisp finish followed by a lingering bitterness. Top notch IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (379) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2013
From a bottle, pours light amber with white head quickly fading to ample lacing. Very fragrant, lots of floral and citrus. Nice hop bite balanced with notes of honey. An outstanding IPA... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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