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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cdhenry07 (4) - Riverview, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2012 does not count
The citrus flavors really pop in this beer, but not too overpowering. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
draper84 (4) - Painted POst, New York, USA - APR 16, 2013 does not count
Light amber head that lingers. Crisp hop aroma with light cereal notes. Wonderful grapefruit citrus explosion that gives way to malt well balanced and delicious. Crisp on the tongue and although relatively strong, it feels light.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SeaneeRo66 (4) - Seven Fields, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
This is a fantastic IPA, one of the few that holds its own with Pliny the Elder. The combo of a smooth IPA with the fruit notes make for a great finish. Make it a point to try this beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjstacker (4) - - SEP 28, 2013 does not count
People always told me to try this and for whatever reason I never have. Very happy I just did. Havenít smelled/tasted this much melon in anything else except Maine Beer Co. "Another One." Wish it had a brewed on date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stardustJerry (4) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2013 does not count
This is probably my favorite IPA. The taste has a nice hop bite but still with a wonderful full mouth and smooth finish. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zoneibe (4) - Belem, BRAZIL - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
Citrus aroma with a good foam. Orange slighty hazy color. Light to medium body, smooth bitter at first with a dry end requering another drink. Amazing taste & drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oak4627 (4) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
Dark yellow color with fluffy white head, Dark yellow color. Strong aroma of pine, grapefruit and a touch of honey. Taste sweet, well balanced. A little easy on the palate compared to stronger ABV ipa'd Overall, a great drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChefShane (4) - - AUG 24, 2012 does not count
Citrus, balanced hops, nice finish. Beautiful beer. If you like Ballast Point check out Mother Earth Brewery just north of them, small brewery about to take off. One of the few legit breweries in their area.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
cdorsal (3) - Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012 does not count
Decent beer. Iím not fond of the amount of apricot however and the beer literally feels like itís evaporating off your tongue at the end. I want the middle to linger. Meh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ncbeerman (3) - liberty, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2009 does not count
Heavy on the grapefruit both on the nose and on the palate. I just happen to like this style. A little low on the suds, not overly carbonated. Amazing to squeeze so much flavor out of a regular 7% IPA. Itís tough to compare but with a bigger malt back bone and more hops ypou get into Hopslam territory. One very decent and hard to get brew, but worth the effort.

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