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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senap (444) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
Förhållandevis lättsam och snäll. Bra balans mellan fruktighet och beska. Helt klart en toppöl, även om det inte är en champ!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TedE (444) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2015
Subtle aroma of apricot, peach and stonefruit. Cloudy golden beer with thin white head. Light carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Zingy in the mouth. Aftertaste is grapefruit and lemon. There’s malt lurking in the background. This is a great beer, complex and subtle. Beautifully balanced, easy drinking (7%!). Really, really good.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AbbeyRoade (443) - Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Nice specimen. Almost a bit pale but very happy and a bit floral/piney as well. Mild bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bork (443) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Not your average IPA with loads of mango, apricots and peaches on the nose. Taste is not as sweet as aroma, instead subduing the fruits and the pines creating a mild yet distinctly bitter beverage. Different.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (443) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle from Bri @ Holiday Wine Cellar.. Pours a light golden color with a fluffy white head...Alot of citrus hops in the nose. This one has a really great smell..The flavor from begining to the end is all hops. That being said it is not as harsh as other IPAs that I’ve had. It has a nice citrus sweetness that is very easy to drink..This one will bring out the hophead in all of us.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brandon1989 (435) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2015
This beer pours a clear golden color with a medium off white head that left some good amount of lacing around the glass. The aroma is amazing! I pick up citrus, sweet grapefruit, and pine. The taste is quite similar to the aroma. you pick up the hop bitterness right up front but it is not overwhelming and finishes with a sweet grapefruit and citrus taste on the back-end. The mouthfeel is on the light to medium side. The drinkability is quite high but you have to be careful with the abv. I wasn’t sure if I would be let down by this beer but I certainly wasn’t. It is truly a world class beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Nice looking slightly hazy orange with decent white head. Aroma is dominated piney/citrusy hops. Flavors are much the same as the aroma. Firm malt body and aggressive, but pleasant, hop bitterness. Great example of a West Coast IPA.


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