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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Had this a while back and could have sworn that I rated it, but apparently I was wrong. Don't remember too many details, but I remember thinking that it was a knock out IPA. Whenever I see it out I recommend jt to IPA lovers. Very crisp from what I recall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (155) - - FEB 10, 2015
Une bonne IPA, une base savoureuse, un fort accent d’amarillo. Bonne bière mais notation exagéré.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cafgen (154) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Nice orangey/amber color. Piney, citrusy and hoppy aroma with a hint of sweet. Taste is smooth, hops and citrus. A great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
loubar (153) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onkelgobber (153) - Edinburgh, - NOV 2, 2011
citrus, pale, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter,

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

4.4
   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.

4.1
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (149) - DENMARK - APR 14, 2015
Near clear straw colour pour. Small lasting light beige head. Sadly it is clear right away that this is an old bottle.. I can see that this was great once but it has become a malty Sculpin I’m afraid... I get some fruity hops on the nose but a pretty malty base on the palate. Potentially a much higher rating but have to settle for 3.8 now. I’ll be back. I hope.


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