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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoffbier (25) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours wells for color and head. Aroma of citrus plus. Taste some tangerine. Just getting local now.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hoppopotomous (25) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Oh my friggin god..Im an athiest and I still just found the nectar of the gods..holy crap...this is really really good stuff..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RodrigoPacheco (25) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aurora21 (24) - - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle poured into a Pint glass Standard pour, two finger off white head. Deep copper, darker than most IPAs Iíve had, with light but lively carbonation and little opacity. The head takes itís time to settle back in. Beautiful aroma of grapefruit, with citrusy and floral notes. Well balanced taste, with the bitterness biting first, followed by a pleasant sweetness. Grapefruit and sugar. Medium bodied. While the balance is great, I prefer a bit more bitterness in my IPAs. This would be wonderful for someone who likes them with more sweetness. No bottling date, perhaps the hops have faded? Iíll be sure to try this again when I find it on draft, for now itís an enjoyable IPA, but doesnít find itís way to the podium of those Iíve experienced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
epruittftw (24) - fort worth, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Great Ipa. Had in large bottle. Perfect ipa with spicy food. Had great hop aroma with no after taste that some ipas leave. A top5 ipa for sure.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mililani (24) - - MAR 12, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 Man, this beer is SO over rated. I donít understand the hype behind it. It tastes very similar to a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid IPA, yet at TWICE THE PRICE! WHAT?! Frankly, if youíre that curious, buy a 22oz bottle. I wouldnít shell out $16 for a six pack. That was one of the most retarded purchase of my life. If it was closer to $10, I probably would have rated this better.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bhightow (24) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
citrus, floral, orange, golden, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eriendeau22 (23) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Very good west coast IPA. Its what you expect with the style. Hops and fruit taste come together very nicely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kranin (23) - - MAR 26, 2012
Gorgeous golden ale with beautiful white head. Perfect balance of sweet hoppy citrus at the front end with nice punchy bitter on the back end. (22oz Bottle / Walnut Liquorette, Walnut, CA / March 2012)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motionmigs (23) - PHILIPPINES - MAY 1, 2012
Beautiful sunset orange color, two finger head; aroma is mango, peach, lemon, grape, and some pineapples, but follows up with an abrupt metallic taste and nuts; lively carbonation with an oily texture, dry bitter herby finish

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