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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - AUG 1, 2013
One of the best beer around in the IPA category. You will feel the sting of the Sculpin on the first shot. Strong hops flavor, go best with seafood and sushi. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (153) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Beautiful golden amber color capped by a white, frothy, lasting head. Aromas and flavors of pine, citrus, mango, pineapple, kiwi and other tropical fruits. Substantial bitterness, but not the least bit harsh. Medium bodied with some bready malt which supports the tropical fruits perfectly.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March Madness 2015 - Light and fruity; I would not have thought of this as an IPA. Not crazy hoppy and bitter like most IPAs though.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cafgen (152) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Nice orangey/amber color. Piney, citrusy and hoppy aroma with a hint of sweet. Taste is smooth, hops and citrus. A great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparf (151) - Östersund, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Ren, oväntat liten humlearom med en touch av gräs och kolasötma. Tydligt fruktiga toner också av framför allt aprikos. Disig brygd med en lite tråkig guldorange färg. Skummet halveras för snabbt men har en trevlig konsistens. Viss komplexitet i smaken med aprikos, och en lätt nötig malt som dominerande element. Humlen visar framför allt upp talltoner och en mjuk, framväxande beska. Rund, halvfyllig kropp med en len konsistens. En intressant IPA, full av hantverkskvalitet, men som ändå inte lever upp till de högt ställda förväntningarna.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours amber gold with medium head. Pine, pineapple, toffee, cream and caramel in aroma and flavor. Immensely well balanced taste with smooth, rich and creamy mouth feel. Fantastic stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwillrich (151) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - MAR 30, 2014
Cerveja muito equilibrada, com álcool e lúpulo harmonizando muito bem. Perfeita para acompanhamento de carnes vermelhas.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Look: Light shade of amber, 1.5 finger white head. Smell: Apricots, oranges, lemon, dank, mango, sweet note, smells like I’m going to enjoy this. Taste: Citrus, tropical fruits, grass, lemon peel, dank hops, powdery dry bitter finish. Feel: Medium-light body, soft carbonation. Overall: I enjoyed this brew very much. Very balanced. This brew is Worthy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2008
This is a really really nice beer. Aroma is strong simco and almost cat urine (I just love cheesing!) Flavor is strong citrus with almost canabis flavor and potency. This is one fantastic beer. Finish is smooth and a bit drying but not dry. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2012 I prefer a ipa with a bit more of a malt backbone. But it is a good sd style ipa.


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