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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3572) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2011
Frothy large head deep gold pour medium carbonation aroma some floral touches fruity hops slight earthyness good hop variety flavour a bitter that bites plenty ibu taste of citrus lemon grapefruit resinous some apricot sweetness of peach bright stirring tastes sharp on the palate floral influence barley malt smoothnessfinish sharp ipa hoppy fruit tastes strong vibrant floral influence lasting bitter good catch this bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
[Bottle] Lightly hazed orangey amber hue, soft pillowy enduring foam. Sweet fruitiness to the hoppy aroma, orange and grapefruit, very aromatic. Plenty of hops on the palate, slightly dry orange at first followed by a mild, light biscuity malt then a big strong grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2811) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Very good IPA. Citrus and tropical fruits dominate with a nice balance of caramel sweetness. 7%abv seems to be the perfect level for an IPA as all the best ones land about at that point. Really refreshing and tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Aroma is tons of citrus (grapefruit) and a bit of hops. Taste follows the nose. Grapefruit and a bit of bittering hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 65 cl bottle @ home, no BBE info
Aroma is rather strong with flowery hops, gooseberry bush and some exotic fruits. Flavour has lots of flowery hops with gooseberry bush, some fruits and hints of sugar. Good, refreshing and not too sweet.

35,5 cl bottle @ Vastarannan Kiiski
Aroma is fruity and hoppy with peaches, grapefruit and passionfruit. Flavour has grapefruit, aggressive hops and some peaches. Qute as good as I remembered.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3680) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Shared at Jackie-Oís. Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Appearance is a hazy gold with a frothy white head of foam. Aroma is citrus, floral, and herbal hops. Not much in the way of a malt bill. Taste is medium to high bitter, and just a light sweetness. I really enjoyed this and Iím glad to see this is starting to show up in Ohio. Thank you for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1279) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2012
Pours clear golden with a good sized white head. Aroma is pine, grass, and lemon. Huge bitterness up front. Taste is pine and some grapefruit. Lasting bitterness. Aftertaste has citrus notes. Really good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
Bottle from Roziís, cool colors with west coast feel... the trip from SDiego to Cleveland didnt hurt this beer at all, still drinking real nice.. good hop bite and quick finish.. well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (775) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2012
On tap at Ray's. Clear dark golden, soft white head. Nose is bubblegum, mango fruity hop nose. Soft and smooth on the palate and really well balanced from sweet to bitter. Resinous hops with just enough malt sweetness. Big fan ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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