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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 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 IPAís I drink. Very clean fresh pine on the nose. A considerable amount of bitterness in this one, it almost overpowers everything.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jyrsa (132) - - DEC 27, 2014
Clear amber with a bone white head. Weak nose with notes of mandarin. A two-phased mouth that starts with grassy hops and finishes with citrus. Light body with notably little caramel thatís the scour of most IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alberti92 (131) - - JAN 21, 2015
650ml bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours golden with a thick white head leaving some nice lacing. Aroma is subtle with hints of lemon citrus, apricot and perhaps a touch of mango. Body is quite light with a medium to low carbonation. Taste is lovely with lots of citrus characters with a subtle dry bitter finish. Such an approachable IPA. Smooth and crisp and just Awesome !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle poured into pint glass. Great looking, light, slowly dissapating head with strong citrus aroma. Tasted great, a for sure staple in my rotation and a recommendation for any IPA fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LKay (129) - Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Hopped in five stages yielding hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Beautiful IPA, light amber color with a huge citrus aroma. taste is citrusy, floral, but balanced and delicious with a dry bitter, but not overdone finish. Not usually available in rural MN, very glad I got to try this one!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Swans (128) - FRANCE - OCT 12, 2012
Best Ipa iíve ever tasted. Clean, fresh and perfect. Nice foam retention, brilliant and a really strong hop aroma. Perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 On tap in a goblet. Aroma is very citrusy and hoppy. Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Taste hoppy up front with a lingering bite. Average carbonation with a sharp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dunn4040 (128) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pours a golden honey color with a frothy cream-colored head. Nice retention and great lacing. Aroma is apricot, pineapple, honey, peach, tangerine, and floral notes; a pleasant aroma thatís very inviting. This beer is very crisp and refreshing. Flavor starts off with nice sweet citrusy notes, tangerine, mango, and pineapple, followed up by the perfect amount of hoppiness and spice as it lingers on the tongue. This is as perfectly balanced an IPA Iíve ever had. Mouthfeel is thinner than youíd expect for an IPA with this flavor profile. Usually they are a little on the thicker and more syrupy side. This one isnít, and thatís not a bad thing at all. Itís perfectly carbonated and the thinner mouthfeel just adds to the experience as itís plays off that crisp and refreshing aspect of the beer that makes it a homerun in the aroma and flavor department. Overall this might very well be the best IPA Iíve ever tried. Itís different than I expected, but in a very good way. I love this beer. If you like IPAs, this is a must buy.

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