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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Knappster (34) - - APR 21, 2013
PVC natl sales meeting- Reid ordered; a gentle but strong ipa with bold notes of drink me fast and get another. I'd seek this one out ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RyanK (236) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 26, 2015
I’ve had in 22 and 12oz bottles as well as 12oz cans. Pours a nice orange/golden, has a small white head. Aroma is of juicy aromatic hops, apricot and lemon. Has a light body, good carbonation and very easy drinking for 7%. Has up forward hop taste and then the fruity, juicy hops kick in. Nicely underlying roasted malt flavor as well this is a must for fans of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2300) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour leading up to a lingering off-white foamy head. Lacing. The aroma is strong with floral, citrus, and grapefruit hops behind that toasted biscuit sensation. The body is medium, kind of smooth, yet biting. The taste boasts a generous hop presence behind a yeasty and toasted bread-like flavor. Lingers quite some time at the end. Why go nuts looking for Heady Topper when you can find Sculpin more easily and get basically the same enjoyment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (846) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2015
On-tap, this pours a golden amber color with a slight head. Has a very citrusy hop aroma. The flavor is big, bold but yet very well-balanced. Finishes with a nice bitter finish. A world class IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
VeinAle (63) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours gold, smells of sweet citrus and earth. Taste is more bitter than sweet, with a dry finish. Overall a good one to try!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (160) - ITALY - FEB 21, 2015
33 cl in teku, travelled overseas from SD to Italy in my brother’s lugagge, thanks Bob. Pours a medium/ 2 fingers white and dense head; bit unclear bright orange to rusty/amber colour. Dude this ale smells Ultimate : huge mango, sweet orange, tropical, strawberries, piny, nose refreshing, dank. Taste has again a very nice mango/orange colour fruit taste, caramel, earthy, very resiny; sweetness it’s low to moderate but it’s very present especially with the fruity notes, medium + and very refined bitterness, quite strong but never annoying. Light to medium body, perfect amount of carbonation which is on moderate level, silky texture. The flavours, notes and hops are strong and "stinging", but actually very well put together and ejoyable, the fruitiness is well balanced with the hops. Excellent overall balance, this brew is an establishment in its category, smooth bitterness.. I forogt about what, for me, was the best part: the aroma was just MIND BLOWING ; )

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (177) - - FEB 20, 2015
12oz can with 11/5/15 code date. Appearance: Golden and slightly hazy, with a thick white foam cap. Aroma: Intense mix of melon, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, and resin. Taste: Light bready malt that quickly turns to sharp bitterness and dank, resinous, earthy hop flavors. Grapefruit and grassiness is there, but very low. Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a medium-high carbonation Finish: Seems to balance well on the finish, with only a slight lingering bitterness. It does leave a sticky resin on the tongue. Overall: Well done west coast IPA that has a great aroma, with a dominant hop bitterness that doesn’t overpower thru the finish. Fairly light malt base that let’s the hops shine but still remains balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Slightly hazy, light golden-yellow. Smell is rich tropical fruit, mango, peach, apricot, fresh tangerine. Taste is fresh orange peels, hints of tangerine fruit, sweet, some earth tones, bitter vegetable hop flavor. Light body, long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RodrigoPacheco (23) - - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RuneStumo (2276) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2015
19.02.2015. On tap at Rattle ’N’ Hum, New York. Orange colour with white head. Very fresh beer with nice aromas og juniperus and green spruce shoots. Very nice! Strong body with both hops and nakt. And there is aldo some alcohol to back that up. aftertaste is fresh like a summe breeze. Good beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielle831 (4) - - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
Beautiful copper colored IPA with great head. The hops are robust but like most West Coast Beers, the finish is clean and has a nice citrus end note. Great drinking beer with friends.

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