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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.


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours amber with white head and good lace. Aroma is fruity and citrus hops that come through in the taste with lots of sweet stone fruit flavor along side grapefruit and lemon. Good bitterness with a long dry hoppy finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1060) - Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Single bottle purchased at the Grog, and consumed at the bar. $6.00 for the 12 oz. bottle (had also asked for pint glass). This really blew me away 3½-4 years ago, but now I see it more as a passable grapefruit hop-forward IPA from San Diego. Let’s get this show on the road!

To pint, it pours a deep, rusty amber orange with which a sudsy white head 1 finger in length stood. Classic SoCal IPA look.

Aromas of wet Spring grass, grapefruit zest,artichokes, damp newspaper, and krill oil.
Tastes the same with the addition of mulched hay, seawater/minerals, sweated peas, Pacific Northwest hops, The best thing about this beer, would probably be the mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
[Can] Pours a orange/amber color. A decent film of foam sticks to the glass and leaves a nice patchwork of lacing. Very fresh and fragrant nose of tropical fruits, pine and juicy peaches. Notes of bitter citrus rinds, apricot, pine sap, spruce and a mild caramel malt backing in the taste. Nice body. Dry and bitter finish lasts quite a while. A solid brew!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CpyNPrnT (452) - Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Aroma of tropical fruits, apricot, mild grapefruit, taste is grapefruit, citrus, maybe mango, hop bitterness, very smooth on the palate, short to medium after taste, alcohol is well balanced. Very Good!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (651) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
(On tap @ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Feb 25 2015) Pours clear orange with a small fine white head fading to a ring with lace. Aroma really lead by mango, with some grapefruit and orange juice, touch of citrus rind, strawberry, I think some apricot and tropical fruit mixed up in there, a fresh fruity hop leaf/weed character. Smell is sweet and faintly bitter. Palate has slightly unripe mango, apricot, orange and grapefruit peel, something not quite pine (kumquat?). A bit of tropical/berry sweetness and pale malt in the middle. On the finish, moderate-high citrus pith bitterness, astringent, a hint of grain the only real flaw for me. Medium boded with moderately high carb. A nice, bright and fresh feeling IPA that’s lighter on the malt body. Delicious and really really drinkable. A really nice palette of fruit on the palate too, not one-note by any means. Top flight.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VertBaconStrips (2124) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Found at a seedy corner store a couple of blocks from DLand. This beats working today. Strung Out addiction goes on and on. I have to pee like mad but the bowl is farther than I can hit at max arc. Great pour with a long lasting off white creamy cap that looks like bubbly sourdough. Pine nose, peaches, apricots, sweet caramel, sweet lemon, caramel, pepper. Le bouche: same with more pine, balanced pepper nip, bit o’ mango. Not totally dry but close. Big bitterness is not so big or obvious to make a nasty taste bud punch. Nothing here takes over anything else. Great drinking preferably at a perpetual rate until the sun explodes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (874) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Couleur dorée translucide avec un beau col blanc. Aromes d’agrumes et de peche, peu de résines, assez douce pour une IPA. Manque de complexité et de ’’punch’’ . Respectable tout de meme mais pour ma part ce n’est pas dans mon top IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (109) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
BOTTLE. See through straw in colour with light white head. Citrus hop flavours on the nose. Sweet hops, citrus flavours ,lemon most prominent with a lightly hopped finish.... Spicy/pepper after taste. Sourced RW

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
terefere (249) - Durham, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours golden, slightly hazy and sparkling, nice frothy head. Aroma of lychee, citrus, spruce, biscuit. Taste: pomelo, biscuit, earthy, grapfruit, grass.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbohl (6) - - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
One of my favorite IPAs, unique for its effervescence and crispness, plenty of hoppiness but without a heavy aftertaste, and an amazing appearance w nice foamy head. Great beer to drink and to admire in between quaffs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (127) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2015
650ml bottle from Slowbeer. Pours amber with a big head. Big nose, floral and hoppy. Typical DIPA taste, strong and sweet and bitter. A good one.


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