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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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tonk (2) - chula vista, California, USA - OCT 21, 2006 does not count
This ale is super good hoppy the inital smell is earthy and intense with a very smooth finish a masterpiece how this ale is not at the top of ballastís list I have no idea. You dont like this you dont like money or sex or fresh fish!!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NightTrainXPRS (2) - USA - JUN 15, 2010 does not count
Had on Cask, Tap, and Bottle IMO, Cask tasted the best, this is rated on experience on cask. cloudy amber/orange pour Great aroma of floral citrus, soft pleasant to drink. near perfect balance of hoppiness and floral flavors. Hands down one of the top 10 IPAís on my list.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trenchtown4 (2) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 30, 2011 does not count
Pours a pale golden, almost pilsener in color. Aroma is probably the best part of this IPA, pineapple, mango and grapefruit dominate the nose. I find myself sticking my nose in the glass in-between sips. The taste starts with a strong citric hop bite followed by some bready malts, the hop profile is the best of any IPA Iíve had (IMO). Mouth fell is crisp and refreshing, perfect summer beer, or any time of year for that matter. If this beer wasnt $11 for a bomber I would drink it daily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
roman88 (2) - - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
My sister got me this beer for my birthday and she got 2 others. This is by far the best one. Great taste and it was straight from the brewery so that helped it out. Definitely recommend it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markkono (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2012 does not count
Excellent choice. Color is amber and slightly cloudy. Hoppy start and finish. Please try one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPAMadMan (2) - Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2012 does not count
An amazing beer that in my opinion is what IPAs should be all about congrats on a phenomenal brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
undergroundnz (2) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
Tap, Auckland, NZ. Pours golden peach, creamy white head. Nose is ripe stone and tropical fruit (pineapple), sweet malt. Body is light to medium. Sweet but dry, citrus and refreshing. Citrus lingers on palate, easy drinking

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bad_Goat (2) - springfield, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
I made a special order for this beer because itís so well reviewed. I was expecting an amazing beer. Instead I got an average, maybe a little less than average, IPA. The smell is really nice, but after that itís just disappointing. Thereís almost no malt flavor, and itís just bitter with no real hop flavor. Itís possible my six pack was mishandled, but if it was, it was mishandled by the distributor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radve (2) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
Nice bitter finish, almost too dominant on this beer. Body is pretty light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roshambo26 (2) - - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
Great citrus aroma. Refreshing to drink with a lingering hoppy bitterness.

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