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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fr5ed (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
This is an amazing, clean, crisp, complex, delicious IPA. Full spectrum of hop aromas and flavors: pine resin, melon, pineapple, orange, lemon grass along with a slight sweet malty base.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Got this beer for a gift. Aroma is a citrusy hoppy scent. Wow very hop forward, nice blend of citrus and tropical fruit. Love this Ipa!!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
88DrawTap (13) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Malt aroma w/hints of mango. Taste has bitterness, followed by malt, followed by hop taste of orange/grapefruit awesomeness. Carbonation is a little much on the tongue. Color is yellow with orange hues and is brilliantly clear.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 12, 2013
I know that we are not to rate on style, but purely on if we like it. Too bad. Even though I am not a fan of west-coast hop bombs, I must say that this is one of the best highly-hopped brews out there. Lots of apricot and citrus. Amazing aroma. Hard to find, but worth the search. Did I mention the aroma? Wow.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mattmcc42 (11) - - MAY 28, 2013
Crisp citrus and pine hops balanced perfectly with not overly sweet malt. Possibly my new favorite IPA. Damn fine beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ToddAA (4) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
Taste is an explosion of tropical fruits with pine and earthy grassy flavors . All the complex flavors are balanced eqaully. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SeaneeRo66 (4) - Seven Fields, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
This is a fantastic IPA, one of the few that holds its own with Pliny the Elder. The combo of a smooth IPA with the fruit notes make for a great finish. Make it a point to try this beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hihosteveareno (9) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
One of my favorite beers. A fruity, not sweet taste with a tasty hoppiness, which doesn't overwhelm. The 7.0 alcohol gives it a nice kick. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (113) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Aroma is pineapple peach hops. Looks refreshing with a nice tight head. This beer is amazing! Great hop flavor though not super bitter. I will drink this again for sure.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zoneibe (4) - Belem, BRAZIL - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
Citrus aroma with a good foam. Orange slighty hazy color. Light to medium body, smooth bitter at first with a dry end requering another drink. Amazing taste & drinkability.


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