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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (203) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Pours clear amber with moderate head. Nose is pine, mango, tropical fruit, hops. Taste is pine and peppery spicy hops on the front, on the back end it smooths out a lot with mango and tropical fruit notes. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel for an ipa. For my money the best IPA out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2012
On tap, BrewDog Edinburgh. A fantastic IPA. Dark yellow/golden in colour, sweet pine and grapefruit aroma, taste is sweet, bitter, hoppy and delicious. A fantastically balanced beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 22oz bottle. Pours golden copper and a nice fluffy head. Amazing scent of mangoes and guava. I was ultimately disappointed with this beer, however, as the taste of this did not match the expectations provided by the aroma. There is a sweet bitterness here that I wish was featured a bit more, and there is definitely no "sting" that supposedly earned this beer its’ name.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melker (201) - Varberg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2013
Wonderful aroma. An explotion of citrus fruits. Lemon, mango, peach and grapefruit. Also some pine. Taste is light sweetness and pretty heavy bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
electrotype (200) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
Magnifique mousse assez durable. Absolument translucide (un point négatif pour moi, visuellement j’adore les bières opaques!). Très fuitée, assez complexe tout en restant fraiche. Il y a des notes agrumées mais aussi des notes moin acides, comme le cantaloup. Une amertûme bien balancée. Une bonne IPA, définitivement axée sur les houblons. Bravo!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (200) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Appearance-Clear deep golden a thick, white, long lasting head. Nice lacing. Aroma- Big sweet scent, honey,pine,fruity Flavor-Bitter hoppy bite, sweet malt,citrus,creamy

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
I have had this beer more than a few times but never written a review. This one is based on a 22 0z. bottle. Poured a light golden amber with an ample two-finger head which dissapted into a white covering fairly quickly. Lacing was on the lighter side but lasted. Nose is a wonderful collection of orange and mango, some pine and floral hops. Taste starts with a some sweetness and citrus and then quickly folds into a pleasantly dry and mildly bitterness. There is some alcohol warming at the end as well. Feel is medium to light and oily. This is a very refreshing beer you must try - IF it’s fresh. Highly recommended and near the top of my favs.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2011 Pint from my pal Jess down at the Local 4th and broadway SD.. The pour is typical ballast point,,, a little lighter in shade than some others but enough murkiness to let me know there is something behind the veil. The aroma is powerful.. Its deep robust experienced hops.. and the first hit to the palate is that of an impecably constructed ipa, hops yes, powerful yes.. Pine, bitter hops, but the surprise is how smooth this thing is on the afterbite.. I think its neck and neck with the Alesmith, or even nose to nose.. Now thats a heavy weight fight worth ordering.. Well down ballast point.. Oh and by the way.. the coolest name for a beer.> EVER!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
circinus (197) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle 33 cl from Systembolaget. Clear orange with a nice white head. Lots of tropical fruit, passion fruit, generic citrus, lemon, grapefruit, pine, grassy, caramel. Very well balanced. Medium/light body, medium carbonation, refreshing, smooth, bitter finish. Really nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Nice cloudy golden amber, about an inch of head settles to a half finger, pretty good lacing. Aroma is full of fruit and citrus. Lots of mango, pineapple, apricots, hops, grapefruit, and little honey. Taste is pretty close to the nose. Lots of mango and hop. It is sweet, tangy, and bitter all at once. Mouth feel is pretty bright, lots of "zing" from the carbonation. Smooth going down with some hop bitterness and a little sweetness in the body.


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