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RATINGS: 2544   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (347) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Orange beer with a medium foamy white head that is actually pretty dense. Citrusy nose with grapefruit, orange, peach, and pear. Flavor has a bracing hop bite with some bright fruit notes reminiscent of the nose with the addition of some pine resin and pith, but overall itís not really that bitter for an IPA. I would have liked a little more prominent malt profile to balance it out a bit. Still, itís a refreshing, drinkable beer that is certainly worth your time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (346) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
I donít drink much IPA because I usually find it too bitter and hoppy but I really like Sculpin. I have been going to Home Brew Mart since the late 90ís and have overall been impressed with their beers. This one has the characteristic grapefruit hop flavor but is much more balanced than most IPAís I have had. It is also refreshing and easy to drink. Has complex fruity, floral, and resin aromas, with a good balance of sweet and bitter in the flavor. This is one of the best San Diego style IPAís out there in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (345) - North Branch, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Poured from a bomber with no noticeable date on it. Aroma - tropical, sweet, almost peppery Appearance - crystal clear light golden color Taste - Very nice....very smooth with a great bite at the back of the tongue which I like. Palate - Great lingering taste. Overall - I can see why this beer gets such high ratings, it is a top notch beer. Canít believe I waited so long to have it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bomber bottle: Pours a clear golden with a thin frothy off-white head that diminishes to the perimeter of the glass. Has an excellent hoppy aroma with hints of peaches and apricots. Citrusy lasting flavor is hoppy with a medium body and a mild bitterness in the finish. This beer is very refreshing with an all around WOW factor-excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2015
This is a very bright, solid IPA. Strong citrus notes with a semi dry finish. Theta a reason itís among the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (339) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours a beautiful gold color and has some lacing, but minimal head retention. This beer smells floral and hoppy. It does not disappoint in the least. An amazing beer, and one that is absolutely legendary for a reason. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Appearance: Slightly cloudy, more towards golden than orange, with a 1 finger white crown that shows some retention and lacing. This looks like my kind of IPA! Smell: Not the most pungent IPA, but still a fairly impressive array of grapefruit citrus notes and floral hop notes over a pale malt. Taste: Grapefruit and a slight pine note coupled with grass. Nice amount of hop bitterness without much astringency! Mouthfeel: Iím not sure on this one. Itís a touch chewy, seems a touch undercarbonated, but is fairly spot on. Drinkability: Fantastic for a brew with so much hop goodness. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-18-2009

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Damn good IPA. Reminds me of the Smutty Nose IPA, which I absolutely loved when I lived in New Hampshire. Strong hops, citrus, floral and pine aromas and flavors, which equals a fabulous brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark straw color with a white head. Aromas of pine resins and floral hops. Big pine/citrus hop flavor. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anova167 (335) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 9, 2012
On draft. Pours crystal clear bright orange with a nice white head. Amazing hoppy aroma. Flavor is strong citrus, mango, and peach. Lighter body than the flavor and aroma let on. Great great beer.

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