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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Sweet citrus hop in the aroma. Pours a cloudy light Orange with yellow tints in the light. Good hop in the front with a more constant bitterness throughout.. not really complex in the flavor stages.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Fantastic nose of hops, some sweetness. Pours a golden amber with a nice frothy white foam. Fantastic taste, hops, malt, balanced and lasts longer on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bs476 (80) - - AUG 19, 2012
Good ipa with malt and hops abundant. Missing something, some watery-ness but very very slight. Lemon zest with minor vegitation from hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fezzy (79) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Aroma is citrusy hops, pine, a bit of malt, and musty mango. A taste reveals bright mango rather than musty, and lots of clear, strong notes of the other elements on the nose. Lots of cleanly bitter hops keep this nicely drinkable, although the caramel malt backbone (which is an appreciated note, generally speaking) does feel a bit sticky on the finish. Overall, a super tasty hop-extravaganza that will surely keep me coming back.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanan (78) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Beautiful beer. I could put mouth under tap on this one. Ipa tops piney pops the hops then settles so nice. A new taste unplaced but great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xenon (78) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2013
The day after having their big eye. This one is definitely different enough to justify having 2 IPA’s. More piney and nutty than big eye. Hops are less dank, but are more unique and piney. Average to high avg bitterness for the style. Defiinitely very citrusy. Probably the most citrusy IPA I’ve had in awhile, which sets this one apart very well. I enjoyed this one and understand why it is sometimes sold out.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Great, great, and great! This IPA is as good as any IPA can get. Awesome from head to toe. Pours with a nice foamy head. aromas of peach, apricot, and mango. hoppy, crispy, clean finish. A very well made balanced hoppy beer I highly recommend to any hophead out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dapierce17 (77) - Pasco, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours an amber color with soapy white head. Aromas of lemon and apricot. Not very strong hop smell on the nose. Tastes of apricot and piney hops coming through with some if the malt flavors being picked up. A little heavy on the mouth feel. Not a bad IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
joeworrall (76) - USA - OCT 9, 2013
Nice amber color & citrus aroma, but I was sort of disappointed with the mouth feel & taste, and the after taste is sort of sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nicke80 (75) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
33cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours golden with fruity aroma. Balanced, hoppy flavours with sweet citrus notes.

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