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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2008
a damn good ipa....lighter in color and body then alot of the other examples of the style.... but......darn good nose of grapefruity hops....and also the lighter body helps to showcase the hops more....good stuff

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Great beer. Aroma is strong in hops, fruit, and sweetness. The appearance is a clear light orange. Taste is complex with hops, fruit, bitter, then a bit of a sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2013
355ml bottle into a tulip glass; served cold. Aroma: Lots of grapefruit and lemony hops. Zesty and bright for sure. Appearance: Clear, amber-yellow body with a dissipating white head. Nice lacing, though! Taste: Loads of citrusy hops with just a little bit of pine/resin bite. Malt is pretty mild; this one is all hop. Palate: Medium body, moderate prickly carbonation, and a long bitter finish. Overall: A very, very nice IPA. Great hop-forward beer, classic west-coast flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (353) - - MAY 18, 2014
With Larry. Pours paler than typical IPA...almost a cross between between a typical IPA and a pilsener. Great nose -floral, pine, citrus. Taste has citrus and caramel malts up front - but a muted hop finish. Great except the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (353) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
33 cl olearys Örebro. Fantastiskt god ipa som intogs på klassåterträffen på olearys i Örebro.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
It’s already been said but this is a great IPA. Really bright citrus taste with a little metallic hops residue on the finish. Crisp with not a lot of malt. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (351) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2013
Good IPA that I have wanted to try for a while. Date says drink by August 2013. Aroma is of grapfruit, pine, grass, alcohol burn, and slight malt. Taste is somewhat transparent to the aroma, although toned down a little bit. Not bad, but for the price here in Ohio, I can find better, fresher IPA’s.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndresTM (350) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2015 The aroma is grapefruit, orange, orange peel, a bit of lawn, some resin, and a malty background of bread and caramel. The mouthfeel is medium, with a smooth body of medium viscosity and soft carbonation that wakes up when you press it against your palate. The taste is medium bitter, with some fruity and malty sweetness rounding it out. Swallow, and orange zest lingers under your palate. There is also an aftertaste of malt loaf and resiny hops. Very, very pleasant, but not as bright and fruity as I thought it would be. I probably need a fresher bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (347) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a short-lived white head the coats most of the glass it is poured in. Aroma is tropical fruit. Taste is a similar peach/mango/tropical fruit combination with a slight bitterness on the finish. Thick mouthfeel. Lovely beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours a nice golden color with a decent head that only sustains a minimal amount. Aroma is not huge but very nice, notes of bitter and sweet hops, citrus providing the bitter and an almost fruity sweetness. Taste is fantastic, notes of citrus orange zest and floral bitter hops, an absolutely awesomely done IPA.


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