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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Thanks to Linus_Stick for sharing. Pour was a nice golden color with a thin white head. Aroma was filled with hops and just a hint of fruit. The taste was just excellent, clean, bitter, and filled with hops that lead you right to a crisp finish that left you wanting more. Definitely a beer I would drink on the regular were it readily available here in PA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
22 oz. bottle poured into a Becker Pint Glass. Ar: Citrus and honey notes with a very slight pine undertone. Ap: Pours a hazy gold with orange highlights. Pure bright white three finger head that takes several minutes to dissipate. Beautiful lacing. T: An opening salvo of juicy orange, grapefruit, and orchid transitioning into smooth slightly sweet malt and closing with a bite of just the right amount of piney hop bitterness and returning to very slight sweet malt. P: Highly carbonated, silky amooth, and just the right amount of body. O: This is an extremely well-balanced and enjoyable IPA. Incredibly easy to drink and full of flavor. I’d love to have a stockpile of Sculpin in the summer. Without a doubt one of the best IPA’s I’ve had.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
loubar (136) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Someone wrote that this one could be a bit more bitter. On the contrary the reason why this is so tasty is that all of the subtle flavors are so well balanced and the bitterness is held in check. This outstanding IPA is my favorite.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish. Nicely done!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunbar72 (135) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoff’s CCB-day in Sätila. Pours almost clear yellow with a medium sized off-white head. Very fresh hoppy aroma. Hoppy, citrus and pine in the taste, very fresh. Medium bitter finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wordsworth (135) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
Draft pour at Whip In. Pours clear amber with a white finger head. Sticky white lacing all down the glass. Smells of hops and a variety of sweet fruits ad citrus akin to a great IPA. Flavor is faintly fruity with a full hop and malt balance. Light and enjoyable IPA for any time of year.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 1, 2009
22 oz bomber. Pours a light amber with small off white head. nice floral aroma grapefruit , peach. Mouthful is citrus, oily .This is a medium bodied solid ipa. very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aaronbr (132) - Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 10, 2009
A nice light gold appearance, lighter than most IPA’s I drink. Very clean fresh pine on the nose. A considerable amount of bitterness in this one, it almost overpowers everything.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Ordered this beer from South Bay Drugs and Liquor. Thanks Joey! This is probably my favorite IPA and I’ve only had it twice. It poured a nice thick off white head and it has a beautiful golden color. The smell is just exceptional, above and beyond any other IPA I have ever had. Smells floral, grassy, piney, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Just all sorts of things going on in the smell and this translates directly into the taste. It tastes nice and hoppy, similar to the smell, and it also has a nice malty sweetness then a lingering, pleasant bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is pretty good and the drinkability is amazing. This is really the best IPA I have had to date and I will definitely try to get some more in the future. Highly recommended!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (132) - - MAY 17, 2014
Smell of juicy fruit, appearance is gold with thin white head, taste is sweet earthy malt with a light bitter finish


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