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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - SEP 13, 2013
Pours a dark golden color with a white head that does not go away at all and leaves large amounts of lazing. Smells very fruity and a bit sweet maybe caramel on the head, yet the hops are there. This beer starts off with a bit og malty sweetness and fruityness at the the start and then goes into a hop parade and leaves a not so bitter finish. Great beer, wish I had more than one


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
PlinyDad1952 (18) - - MAY 5, 2015
MY FREND BRAT THIS BEER TO OUR WEEKLY POKERED MEETINGS AT ARBYS AND WE ALL GOT PRETTEY TWISTERED OFF THIS STUFF. LET ME TELL YOU ,IT REMINDS ME OF PLINY (MY TOP BEER FOR INDIA STYLED IPAS’) EXCEPT THAT IT IS NOT PLINY. IT LOOK LIKE PLINY, FLAYVERS LIKE A PLINY, FEELS LIKE PLINY IN MOST BODY PARTS, HAS HOP OF GOOD RATINGS LIKE A PLINY, BUT IM 75% SURE ITS’ STILL NOT PLINY. NOT POSITIVE THROUGH. I GOT GRAPEFRUIT AND TROPIKALS MOSTLEY WITH SOME BEER FLAYVERS UNDERNEATH. [IM BECOMING VERY GOODS FOR TASTING WITH TASTING WORDS.} THE FISH IS PRETTY COOL COLOURS AND WAS WON OF THE BEST PARTS FOR THIS PLINY WANTTO-BE. IN CONCLUSHUN, DRINK THIS IF YOUR TWO POOR TO AFFORED PLINY HAHA!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FritzHoff (4) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Good hoppy aroma. Dark gold color and good head retention. Really nice hoppy flavor and full heavy mouth feel. This is a delicious beer with nice lingering aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1693) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
bottle at home, poured a clear orange to light amber colour with a white head. very nice fruity aroma, grapefruit, citrus, mango, tropical fruits, some sweet malts, nice and full oily mouthfeel, crisp, creamy, nice bitterness in the end. could use some more malt kick to it! but this is very very juicy and refreshing!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (810) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2015
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit. Taste is medium bitter. Medium body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation. Pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerandhockey8 (242) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 2, 2015
On tap, Finley's Pub, Denver. Pour is a nice Amber/orange, thin white head. Nose is big hop, big citrus, resin, floral. Taste is bitter, medium bodied. Finished very dry on your palate, but still a full bodied taste. Nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
konungen (129) - - MAY 2, 2015
Doften är en riktig humleexplosion när man häller upp denna klara koppar färgade öl. Vitt skum som hänger med ett tag. Även om det är mycket humle i denna finns även malt, beska och en viss sötma där. Grapefrukt, citrus, passionsfrukt, karamell är inslag jag finner. Doft och smak i samma bana. Bra humlebeska! Gillas skarpt. Flaska från Systembolaget. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1703) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Draft, bottle, can. Sweet caramel citrus aroma. Flavor has a lemon/orange taste, sweet bitter mouth feel. Deadly smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KimH84 (1) - - APR 30, 2015 does not count
Great IPA, one of the best ever. Perfect mix of hops, malt and character! Just try it out if you get the chance!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorkenstein (25) - - APR 30, 2015
The first thing I noticed as I opened the can was a delightful aroma of citrus, grapefruit,and piney hops. The taste starts with bitter hops and citrus, followed by a spicey cracker taste, which then ends with a bitter grapefruit. Another thing to note is the effervescent tingle that follows behind the flavor of each sip. All these experiences in each tasting compel you to want to have another sip immediately.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brandon1989 (405) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2015
This beer pours a clear golden color with a medium off white head that left some good amount of lacing around the glass. The aroma is amazing! I pick up citrus, sweet grapefruit, and pine. The taste is quite similar to the aroma. you pick up the hop bitterness right up front but it is not overwhelming and finishes with a sweet grapefruit and citrus taste on the back-end. The mouthfeel is on the light to medium side. The drinkability is quite high but you have to be careful with the abv. I wasn’t sure if I would be let down by this beer but I certainly wasn’t. It is truly a world class beer.


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