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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.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (450) - - 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

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jhgrantjr (449) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2012
This is an unbelievable beer. The look is a bright golden orange color with a good head. The aroma from this glass is complex and unique with some citrus, mango, lemon, pine, and on and on. Then the taste is unlike anything else in the IPA world; it changes as you drink it with a hoppy and fruity taste. One of the top three IPAs I’ve ever had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopTsing (449) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jur (449) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle @ home from SF (thx Erik!!) Pours clear gold-copper, smooth white foam. Nose is fresh, with stone fruits and pine. Taste starts fresh and crisp with citrus, to descend in depths of flavour: Granny smith apple, citrus, sugary white grapes and bags of hop. All in perfect equilibrium and with a modest 7%ABV. It doesn’t get much better than this.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thicksuds (448) - 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.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (442) - Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bomber bottle. The aroma is hoppy, but with some malt in there. I'm guessing cascades. The appearance is light bronze with good lacing. The taste is a hoppy citrus that is refreshing. The palate is good for an ipa. Overall, a good, balanced ipa. Will buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (442) - Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Tasted from a 12oz can. It poured a clear amber hue that was quite effervescent, with a frothy head that left streaky lacing. A pleasing hoped orange nose with kicking hops on the taste buds. Thanks to the dude who recommended this to me while pondering my beer purchase. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Clear golden pour. Very nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and hops, overall the aroma is all there, amazing. Taste is grapefruit start to finish. Very smooth. Very good. Top 5 ipa’s all time. Impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2006
On tap @ brewery. Clear, honey, small head, no lace. Medium body, light carbonation, and lightly dry. Nothing special about this brew. Citrus and fruit on the aroma as well as honey. Flavor is mostly grapefruit rind, with honey, floral-honey-comb. Kind of typical, but good.


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