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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.


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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (516) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2012 the aroma right off the bat was the citrus of the hops and as it warmed some i picked up the apricot and peach...what a wonderful scent to have in this beer...medium bodied and smooooooth...hops do no over power this beer at all..the citrus flavor and the apricot are forefront on this one and the smoothness as it goes down. on the back end you do get a bit of the lemon blended with the bitterness of the hops and it works...very very good beer.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ANTONIOVH (1) - tlalpan, MEXICO - APR 19, 2014 does not count
El primero en español, es una gran cerveza, un aroma increíble y notas dulces de maracuya, el regusto es un poco amargo pero en general es una gran cerveza.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ataraxia (302) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2014
Clear burnt amber color, moderately frothy white head. Pine, herbal, caramel malt, and perhaps a little citrus. Resinous bitterness throughout. Smooth, a bit oily, and leaves a somewhat astringent finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (224) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2014
There are aromas of apricot, mango, a small scent of lemon and other hops. It is golden in color, light carbonation, with some lacing with a white head. The taste is a combination of hops, apricot flavors, and a hint of lemon with a crisp biting finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (795) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from DandyWolfFloyd, thank you sir! Pours a slightly hazy golden hue with a white head. Aromas of citrus peel and some nice floral notes. Flavor is grapefruit peel at first with a nice resinous hop character in the finish. This beer deserves the reputation it has for sure. A very nice hoppy IPA. Definitely interested in trying others from this brewery!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chadski4 (70) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Nearly perfect. Surprised at the lighter color and small head but lacing and retention is impressive. Lemon dominates for both aroma and flavors. Bitterness is well done and not too overwhelming.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
@Basunen: trevlig men något diskret doft. Ok smak men ganska len små frukt och humletoner. Trött? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 11, 2014
Bue à la pression. Classique IPA avec toutefois des notes de fruits jaunes et de sucré.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from Target. Aromas of tropical fruit, leaves, hint of honey. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkeh (135) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
wow. grapefruit, pine, sweet citrus, mango, light malts, just a fantastic IPA. color is golden amber, nice off white head, great lacing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (181) - Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. One of the best. Pours pretty clear orange golden color. Nose is juicy tropical fruit and pineapple. Maybe some pine in the aftertaste.


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