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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.


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   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
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.

4.2
   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
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophaze (185) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle. Pouts a orange color with minimal lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and slight pine. Wonderful taste. Well balanced. Def a west coast profile. ----Hophaze out

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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
An excellent IPA. Nice citrus, floral hop aroma and flavor. One of the better IPA’s iv’e tried.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle courtesy of my father-in-law. Thanks Nuriel! The pour is a bright murky orange with some gold and amber colors dancing around. There is a big fluffy pure white head that leaves very elegant lacing on the glass. The nose is super high pitched with lots of C-hops and their citrus zest aromas. The flavors are intensely bitter with lots of citrus vest, grapefruit and fresh pine needles. The malts are so light and easy on the palate that the hops build a deep flavor base that only intensifies as I keep drinking. The balance is out of whack, but in a way I love. You can tell there were some sugars hanging around once upon a time, but they’ve all left town and the floral bitters are running a one horse town. I love this beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (183) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Aroma is pineapple peach hops. Looks refreshing with a nice tight head. This beer is amazing! Great hop flavor though not super bitter. I will drink this again for sure.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
julesjis (183) - Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Poured from a 22. Color is a light, peachy type color. First sip is very sweet, almost fruity. This beer definitely has the "tropical fruit" hops. Lots of hints of papaya and warm San Diego sunsets! Very well balanced. Great beer!


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