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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (71) - Timisoara, - JUN 20, 2014
Very beautiful beer. Clear, nice head and good retention. Aroma is dominated by tropical fruits which also come through in the taste. Dry and quite bitter aftertaste. Creamy body with just the right amount of carbonation. Very solid IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (395) - HUNGARY - SEP 29, 2014
Kristálytiszta, rézszínű italt rejteget a tengeri élőlények portréit magára öltő márka egyik leghíresebb főzete. A világ negyedik legjobb IPA-jához van szerencsénk, azt tehát nem állítanám, hogy ímmel-ámmal láttam hozzá az elfogyasztásához. Olyannyira nem, hogy e pár sor összeállításához szükséges kapacitást is elvesztegetett energiának tekintettem, ez a sör ugyanis megérdemli, hogy kizárólag vele foglalkozzunk. Azt azonban feltétlenül meg kell jegyeznem, hogy mennyire csodás az az összkép, amit varázslatos aromái és tökéletes ízjegyei hoznak létre. A trópusi gyümölcsök üde és fanyar frissessége, a barack harapható teltsége, a fűszernövények pikantériája és a sejtelmes, kekszes malátaalap adta illatok lenyűgözik érzékszerveinket. Ízének produkciója legalább ennyire bámulatos: kellően fűszeres, gyümölcsösen édeskés, lágyan malátás és mondanivalóval teli módon, ívesen kesernyés. Minden egyes molekulája mértani pontossággal megtervezett, összekarolásukat apró tűzijátékok kísérik; lézerrel faragott kompozíció ez... Adjuk hát át neki magunkat bátran!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Something wrong with this 12 bottle and the other I had. Good aroma but wierd off metallic character. Way too overpowering iron metal made almost a drain pour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
noid1985 (88) - Broadview, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Middle of the road IPA for me. Poured from a 22oz bottle, fairly light color for IPA...Not much on aroma and is kinda too dry for the bitterness it looks leaves at the end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (664) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Very fragrant with fruity hops and really well balanced with a nice bitterness to the finish. Price point is only major downfall of this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Summer Beer Dabbler 2014. I don’t know how I missed this beer for so long. Good, sweet malt. Bitter hops with flowers, citrus, and some pine. Thick palate for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (476) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
Can from Ölrepublikken. Golden. Below average amount of white, foamy head. Quite bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Grapefruit, lemon, pine flavours. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiercepanda (572) - Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2014
A hazy orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is bready malt, light tropical fruit, and floral. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus peel, and earthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1414) - - SEP 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-17-13- Poured from the bottle into a pint glass Appearance- The beer pours an orange-amber color with a one finger foamy white head. The head fades over a moderate level of time leaving a very persistent foam on the top of the brew as well as some foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is rather sweet with lots of tropical fruits of mango, pineapple, and tangerine, accompanied by some caramel sweetness as well. With these aromas is a lighter hop aroma of grapefruit and a little bit of pine. Taste – The taste begins with a lighter sweet flavor of tangerine and tropical fruits mixed with a cracker and biscuit flavor. The biscuit and cracker create a base for the brew, lasting throughout the entire taste. The tangerine and tropical sweetness fades however, leaving a much drier taste at the end. Initially the taste is smoother with only a little hop bitterness of a more grassy and grapefruit nature. As the taste moves on, and the sweetness fades, the hop gets more bitter as other hop flavors of a pine nature joining in. The grassy and pine flavors take on the bulk of the hop flavor as they increase to the end, leaving a rather bitter and dry flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. The mouthfeel is rather nice for the crisper and drier flavors of the brew all while keeping the hop flavors well supported. Overall –Starts out sweeter and finishes a bit drier and more bitter. A rather tasty IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (187) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
33 cl olearys Örebro. Fantastiskt god ipa som intogs pĺ klassĺterträffen pĺ olearys i Örebro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (746) - Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Great all around IPA. Glowing orange colored. Citrus, apricot, some pine, and some honey in the aroma. Great balance between sweet malts, juicy citrus and mango, and light hopping bitterness. Easy drinking. Fine stuff indeed.

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