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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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alberti92 (153) - - 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 !

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.

4.4
   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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
loubar (151) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jyrsa (151) - - 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 that’s the scour of most IPAs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (150) - - FEB 10, 2015
Une bonne IPA, une base savoureuse, un fort accent d’amarillo. Bonne bière mais notation exagéré.

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.


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