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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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2674) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 20, 2014
Tap at Craftheads. Grassy and citrus hops. Decent bitterness. Not a wow factor for me, but still pretty nice. Slight candy sweetnes, bit of fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stew41 (1796) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2014
Great everyday (and hig quality) drinking. Lovely balanced IPA with spicy hops, some resin, good length; everything just seems to fall into place. A little fruit early but does dry out a touch. Terribly sensible beer but very appealing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madoming (28) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2014
Com um aroma satisfatório, bem lupulada. Espuma nao se mantém por muito tempo, amargor bom mas poderia ser mais presente em toda degustação. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LukasTaylor (6) - - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
Taste was good. Was expecting a bit more in fullness, although had a nice taste. Would buy it again for a quality IPA. Just wouldn't quite place it as a absolute favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1537) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Draught st Babas, Stockholm. Small but lasting white head. Perfekta Clear, Golden amber color. Fine American hop aroma in medium elevers. Light caramell taste with form bitterness and. Big hop taste. No residual sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2014
A super solid IPA! This beer sold me for this brewery and now I will attempt to try any and every thing they produce!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (698) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2014 Bottle. Slightly cloudy apricot colour, medium head which dissipates quickly. Fruity hops in the aroma, citrus, apple, a bit of malt coming through. Very hoppy flavour, nicely balanced between bitter and sweet. A very nice IPA, but a touch over rated in my opinion. I’ve had better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1033) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Classic ipa. Clear light orange. Citrus, pine, floral. The taste adds lemon and apricot with some caramel malt. Sticky resin and bitter bitter on the finish. Overall, a great strong ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TourDeBeer (121) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
light copper in colour a shade towards cloudy, small carbonation bubbles are feeding the thin layer of a slightly off white head. hop flower resin and citrus aromas. heavy bitters with a sting* helped by the sharp carbonation followed by a thin mouthfeel. a bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (383) - HONG KONG - JUL 20, 2014
From San Diego. Bright translucent orange-copper with small watery white head. Lots of fruit in the smell - mango, pineapple, citrus. Tastes of fruity bitter hop and malt with a long slightly spicy finish. More malt and less hop than I expected. Body is crisp but juicy. Not very big and quite malty for an IPA but still very tasty.

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