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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.


3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle: Color pale yellow, hint of orange. Aroma: Rotten fruit/Grapefruit. Flavor: Biting grapefruit flavor with hints of lemon and citrus. Smooth yet extremely tart finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Arrogant Bastard 0.5 L glass. There is no freshness date. Beer is hazy and amber in color. Carbonation is moderate to high with biggish bubbles. Head is thick, large bubbles, leaves some lacing as it falls away. Beer smell like funky pine hops and not much else. Smells fine for an IPA. Spicy, citrus and pine hops. Beer is not dry but rather wet. Almost no aftertaste. The hops cover you mouth. Second taste oranges, pine, lemon, some sweetness, a very good tasting beer. Medium body good connectiveness in the flavors, hits all the centers on the palate, drinkability high. Serving type: bottl

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2012
From The Hopster...crisp IPA notes of apricot grass pine smooth drinking very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
o_Merlin_o (193) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 2/27/2013: Pours golden yellow, with zero head. Definite flavors of grapefruit and peach. Slight sour aftertaste. Aroma = 5, Appearance = 3, Taste = 6, Palate = 2, Overall = 11 11/9/2014: Huge off-white head with good lacing. Aromas of earth and leaves, with a definite grapefruit. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. SUPER BITTER/SOUR. Aroma = 5, Appearance = 4, Taste = 4, Palate = 2, Overall = 6

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (193) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2014
I will need to review this again one day when I have a fresh bottle. This bottle was about 2 months old. Delicious though. Fruitiness from hops and nice malt backbone, with a nice snap at the very end.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bomber into Stone IPA glass. Light amber body with a small white head that fades into a thin patches. Aroma is big initial peach and mango that is quickly displaced by lots of grapefruit, lemon and pine notes on the outskirts. Sweet tropical sugars in the nose as well. The flavor is mostly grapefruit, but the orange and lemon mix in as well. Just enough sweetness and lightly bready malt in the background to provide some contrast. There is big bitterness accompanies the dominant grapefruit, keeping things fairly dry and crisp. Leaves some nice light lacing. Moderate carbonation. Excellent stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2011
22 ounce bottle courtesy of trade from mobz24, poured into a snifter glass. Clear golden color with frothy head. Very aromatic -- citrusy, tropical fruit flavors come through, especially pineapple, mango and grapefruit. Mainly grapefruit and more tropical fruit flavors in the taste. A bit of sweetness to start off, but then comes hoppy bitterness taste that mixes citrus, tropical fruits, piney and grassy notes and some resinous flavors. Mainly citrus and grapefruit in the finish. Light and crisp mouthfeel, good carbonation. Very long dry finish that leaves a resinous grapefruit flavor tingling in the mouth. Very drinkable and enojoyable beer worth seeking out.

4
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
truebluehes (188) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Draft. Awesome dry finish. Hop strong. Hammered yet appreciative. Yada yada, Portland OR. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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