Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2497   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
roman88 (2) - - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
My sister got me this beer for my birthday and she got 2 others. This is by far the best one. Great taste and it was straight from the brewery so that helped it out. Definitely recommend it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
merb (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Fantastic aroma, great color, nice floral notes, not too bitter...yeah definitely be looking for this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 A - pours clear light golden orange. 2 finger high head that lingers, strong lacing. S - citrus and tropical fruit hops. Notes of grasses, and soap as well. M - creamy mf light body. Very bitter middle, lingering sweet malty ending. T - light citrus hops on the nose. Very bitter grassy hops hints of tea bitters and grapefruit, on the palate. Sweet malty and basic notes on the end. O - very good aromas, very bitter linear taste. 7-

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesseC5683 (5) - - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
Wonderful hoppy aroma, with a hint of tropical fruit...golden color with a hint of red/orange...very sharp hoppy taste right from the get-go, hints of mango/pineapple, splash of orange...super-slick going down, with a monstrous aftertaste...an outstanding IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle from brewdog.com. pours bright amber with a thin white head. Lots of tropical fruits and some tobacco. Tasty. Tasty ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anova167 (325) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 9, 2012
On draft. Pours crystal clear bright orange with a nice white head. Amazing hoppy aroma. Flavor is strong citrus, mango, and peach. Lighter body than the flavor and aroma let on. Great great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3652) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2012
0.65l bottle from BrewDog webshop. This one pours a golden orang-ish - almost glowing - bod with a nice medium sized egg shell-colored head. The aroma is lovely fruity with a good amount of piny hops. Itís really intense peachy with mango and a kiwi-like sweetness. Also something here that reminds me of summer-barbecue. Lovely and fresh aroma. A fantastic smooth and almost creamy mouthfeel that really sets the good old taste buds in action here. Lots of that lovely fruitiness in the aroma follows the flavors. Itís peachy and with pine cones, a fresh summer strawberry tone, honey and the finish is perfectly balanced between hoppy-bitter, passion fruity goodness and malt sweetness. Goes on and on in the aftertaste. A really nice one this. 01.02.2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndreaDel (56) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 8, 2012
22 FL.OZ bottle. Golden color small inconsistent head. Nice citrusy hop aroma, same in the mouth, super dry finish, and balanced bitternes. Very drinkable, it could be a session beer although the consistent abv.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
light amber color, aroma is citrus with lots of grape fruit, flavor is citrus and grape fruit and more grape fruit, slight caramel malt sweetness with a very dry finish, my favorite IPA! amazing beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tycho52 (65) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Location/Date: 22 oz. bottle bought at local grocery store on 2/5/12 (pre-Super Bowl, but post Chelsea/Man U - a perfect beer day!) Appearance: Pours to a clear gold with a light white head. Aroma: sure doesnít smell like a fish! There is a citrus aroma with a balance of hoppy scent. Taste: Not overly hoppy for a San Diego IPA. It doesnít taste like it looks. Citrus/Apricot & delicious hoppiness and a definite fruity aftertaste. Palate: excellent body, nice creamy front end with a great transition to a lingering finish that is slightly rough and tough (in a good way!). Summary: A great example of the west coast IPA. It doesnít need to hop it up any more to show off. I think it really does as the label says - it has a sting, but tastes great.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 167 168 169  170  171 172 173 » 250

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50