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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
Tap at the Moth Dallas. Pours bright gold and clear. Nice fresh piney hop nose. Taste is slightly milder than the nose-not how I remember the bottle version. Piney bitter flavors with an alcohol kick on the end. Not bad but not as good as I wish it was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2012
Refrigerated bottle set out on the counter for a little bit, compliments of sparky. Pours translucent deep golden with light orange hue and medium bright white head that dissapates quickly. Some lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and light estery aroma (mostly citrus and a hint of pine). Taste is citrus, light pine, and light bitter hop finish. Back to back comparision with Bells Two-Hearted ale, so close but this edges out two-hearted ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (392) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma is pine and exotic tropical fruits. Taste is a mellow blend of pine, mango, and light malts. The hop resins linger in the aftertaste. Pleasant IPA & good session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2041) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Draught from BTigeer. amberish pour, hops aroma, caramel - exceedingly well balanced. Liked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 5, 2012
(22 oz. from Grain and Vine) Hazy gold-amber with a sticky, frothy white head. Aroma of big fresh citrus-grapefruit and pine over caramel and vanilla. Mouthfeel smooth, full but mildly pebbly-abrasive. Lots of sticky, sloppy lacing. Aroma of fresh citrus-grapefruit and lighter pine over caramel and vanilla with a hoppy, bitter bite. Maybe a hint of sweat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big hops forward aroma. Floral and fruity. Very nice malt backing and flavors. This was a very tasty IPA. One of the bets I have had in a long time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (451) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle. Aroma was quite fruity, citrus, peach, mango I picked up in addition to floral. Appearance is orange golden medium-full off-white head. Light sweet taste. Medium-light malt body, texture on the thin side, mild bitter finish. Smooth finish mixing hop and malt. Not my favorite IPA, but definitely one of the better ones out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours bright orange apricot color with a white soapy head that fades and leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma has a nice blend of pineapple and malt and some spruce. Taste is bitter grapefruit and citrus flavors with the malt really kicking in the finish. Palate has good carbonation and leaves a chalky dry finish. Very enjoyable! Would love to try again fresh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (838) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2012
On tap at OBF. Blonde with a little blush, white head. sharp citurs and resin aromas, with distant malt. Light weight wiht good carbonation. Strong citrus hops approaching a metallic rasp, a little oak, a little honey. bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2012
A clear golden/yellow colored beer, with a small light beige head. The aroma of fruits like citrus, a lot of hops. The taste is fruity, citrus, dry bitter hop. The aftertaste is a little sweet, mostly hop bitter.

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