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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bomber into Stone IPA glass. Light amber body with a small white head that fades into a thin patches. Aroma is big initial peach and mango that is quickly displaced by lots of grapefruit, lemon and pine notes on the outskirts. Sweet tropical sugars in the nose as well. The flavor is mostly grapefruit, but the orange and lemon mix in as well. Just enough sweetness and lightly bready malt in the background to provide some contrast. There is big bitterness accompanies the dominant grapefruit, keeping things fairly dry and crisp. Leaves some nice light lacing. Moderate carbonation. Excellent stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2011
22 ounce bottle courtesy of trade from mobz24, poured into a snifter glass. Clear golden color with frothy head. Very aromatic -- citrusy, tropical fruit flavors come through, especially pineapple, mango and grapefruit. Mainly grapefruit and more tropical fruit flavors in the taste. A bit of sweetness to start off, but then comes hoppy bitterness taste that mixes citrus, tropical fruits, piney and grassy notes and some resinous flavors. Mainly citrus and grapefruit in the finish. Light and crisp mouthfeel, good carbonation. Very long dry finish that leaves a resinous grapefruit flavor tingling in the mouth. Very drinkable and enojoyable beer worth seeking out.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slakemythirst (190) - - OCT 16, 2013
Ganska svag doft. Uppfattar smörkola, övermogen honungsmelon. Vätskan är torr. Smaken..lite intetsägande. Möjligen eller troligen är humlen bara trött. Nja...måste nog prova ett pinfärskt exemplar innan sista ordet är sagt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuelMTL (189) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
From 355 ml in a tulip glass. Pour is clear orange with a frothy thick white head. Lots of floral and herbal hops in the nose. Tropical fruits dominate with passion fruit, lemon and grapefruit notes. Light bread notes. Taste is lots of fruit flavours with a medium but long lasting bitterness. Hints of bubblegum and very light malt sweetness. Pretty light body for an IPA! Well balanced! Great representation of an West Coast IPA, but not my favourite.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2013
12oz Bottle A - Pours clear pale amber with a pillow 2 finger head. Nice retention. Ok lacing. S - Lots of lush citrus, peach, mango, and rose petals. T - Very balanced. Citrus/Pine/Malt. M - Light/Medium bodied. Nice carbonation. Bitter/citrus finish. O - Quality sessionalbe IPA with an amazing nose.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Poured with a golden hue and an inch of head that quickly faded. Tasted of lemons and a little peach. Hoppy as an imperial ipa, but much lighter bodied. The bitterness lingers and has a cumulative effect. The more I drank the more similar to a bitter Belgian ipa it became.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Orange color body with big hop flavor and bitter grapefruit finish. On point for sure.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (186) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
From a 12-oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden. Citrusy malt aroma. Grapefruit and faint flora aroma. Three-inch head dissipates to a quarter-inch white head. Citrusy flavors, with pine and herbs. Hint of grapefruit at finish. Clean and crisp mouthfeel. Drinks like a pale ale with a burst of herbal, pine and citrus flavors. Very nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (186) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle from MSM. Pours a hazy orange. Thin white head. Scent is nice and hoppy. Taste is hops and mango. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooter520 (185) - - MAR 3, 2012
Appearance: clear golden orange color, frothy white head. Aroma: very tropical fruity, orange maybe a little grapefruit. Taste: floral up front leading into medium sweet fresh citrus, finishing with mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: thin to medium creamy body. Overall: one of the most citrusy fruity hopped beers I've had. Very pleasurable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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