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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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Monalovesbeer (21) - - NOV 9, 2012
Drank from a 22 oz bottle poured into a glass. Pours with very little head but a rich peachy/gold color-beautiful. Aroma is piney with a hint of apricot and mango. Taste is fabulous mix of bright crisp hops, citrus and apricots. Neither sweet or dry, and one of the easiest to drink IPAs I have tried. Good thing it is light on alcohol (for an IPA that is). Perfect amount of fizz to go with the fresh flavors and aroma. Overall a delicious beer perfect for late afternoon relaxin'! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (319) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2015
A great IPA! From a freshly tapped keg, pours a lighter orange color with a nice frothy head. Tropical fruit aroma, not much malt backbone. Smooth, fruity, not harsh on the palate, grapefruit, mango, no piney hoppiness. Refreshing and not too bitter for an IPA, distinctive. Again, not much malt but is quite enjoyable as it is. I will drink this again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1957) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle from Elmanana. Many thanks! Orange amber colour, creamy foam. Sweet nose of exotic fruits and citrus. Lively carbonation. Bitter hoppy finish. Good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (368) - SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget passagen caramel, citrus, grass, roasty, alcohol, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, A tiny bit heavy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Yazapapa (6) - - MAY 19, 2015 does not count
Great nose and a good initial taste with an acceptable body but quite a poor finish and aftertaste was lacking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (929) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle bought at bier-deluxe.com. Aroma of citrus, hops, some mango. Taste is awesome bitter, very refreshing. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours an orange/gold color with an off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit. Flavor is tropical fruit with some hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (627) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 17, 2015
bottle at home courtesy of Saeglopur. bottled on 05.01.2015. orange, clear color. small white head. smells fruity, pines, grass, mango, citric. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. taste of pines, grass, some sweetness, citric, grapefruit, oranges, light herbal. citric / herbal bitter finish. citric notes and some pines on the aftertaste. quite nice, not as refreshing as other ipas though, probably because the carbonation is quite soft, or its not soo fresh anymore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (236) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2015
pours a semi murky gold with a decent bubbly off white head. Aroma is floral and fruity. Some orange citrus, also some mango or other tropical fruit. Taste is complex. Some orange and other fruits. Some moderate hop bitter kicks in, but there’s some faint sweetness there too. Long full finish with pleasant nasal linger. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4640) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, long lasting, fairly lacing, white head. Super clean, citrusy hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, lemon, pineapple. Crisp, bitter and citrusy hoppy aroma, more jelly bear-like than caramel malty background, notes of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, tangerine; some pine and sweaty resin in the deposit containing last sip (yeah!). A bit more "dirty" than the Grapefruit version, but still too clean for me (cf. Kernel as counterexample). Still a very good one, of course.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (396) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2015
Cloudy amber with small beige head. Tremendous and huge aroma - sweetened grapefruit, strong malt, mango, passionfruit, paw paw/papaya. The taste is also huge, non-subtle, but awesome, with the same flavours that the smell assaults with. Light in body and ridiculously drinkable. In no way understated but an artful hop punch in the face.

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