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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrossini (34) - - DEC 9, 2012
Nice floral aroma and citrus taste. Great mix of hops. One of my favorite ipas out there!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
I love this beer. Great crisp, citrusy hops throughout. An excellent example of the SoCal IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RodrigoPacheco (33) - - FEB 19, 2015
Sem dúvida uma das melhores IPAs que já bebi. Excelente sabor com um frutado bem presente que equilibra muito bom com seu amargor. Uma bela cerveja!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rich71 (32) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Mooie koperkleur. Mooie dikke schuimkraag. Ruikt naar citroen/sinasappel/grapefruit. Bittere citrussmaak die lang blijft hangen. Heerlijk bier dat me nieuwsgierig maakt naar andere bieren van deze brouwerij.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jivy26 (32) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Very solid IPA golden slightly cloudy appearance, thumbs width head at pour, tastes of slight hops and citrus which comes off as a grapefruit flavor but doesn’t overpower like some I’ve had with that grapefruit taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopman1 (32) - apple valley, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
The Sculpin is a very well balanced IPA , fresh ,piney and very little bitterness which makes it easy to drink if your not much into IPA’s, you should enjoy this one ,but don’t stop at one have two and you will definitely see what I mean. I paired it with a juicy bacon burger , it cut thru the fat cleaning my palate leaving that fresh piney ,citrusy favor in my mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JayTeeSupreme (31) - - MAR 14, 2014
Pours a clear caramel with a light foamy head. Strong aroma of grains and a hops. Very light and dry, with distinct aftertaste of grains and hops that is not to bitter. More drinkable than other IPA,s of its kind with a brighter crisp taste instead of a harsh earthiness. It almost has a fruity taste as you keep drinking, a menagerie of flavors but none of them fading to a flat aftertaste, it doesn’t leave much of a bitterness in your palate like "other" IPA,s. Its damn good and drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
glenD (31) - - FEB 7, 2013
One of the cleanest IPA’s on the market. Bottle pours a white fluffy head that sticks around for a bit, and laces well. The flavor is citrus fruit followed with a crisp hop finish. For a 7% ABV IPA this beer drinks like a session beer. It has great drinkability and will kick your d!#k in the dirt if you drink too many. Believe the hype and go buy a six pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SCBrew (31) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
On Draft @ Barley & Hops Tavern. Pours golden with creamy white head. Strong aroma of hops and tropical fruits. Flavor is mainly C hops with nice malt balance. Combination of hop flavor w/ hop/fruity aroma is amazing. Very drinkable. Love this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkingsbury2 (31) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
On tap at a local bar, hazy golden color with a small thick head that lingers the entire glass. Refreshing pine and citrus with a hoppy kick at the end. Really enjoyable, especially for an IPA which I typically avoid like the plague.

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