RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2163   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gorbalev (2999) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Can, from Vermont trip shopping. Clear medium yellow, small bubbly white head. Mango, apricot, citrus aroma - really good and clean. Clean, very flavourful taste - just the right amount of malt, on the light side, and a boatload of well added hops - lots more of that tropical fruit bursting at the seams taste, but with nothing harsh about it. Light and crisp. Pretty much a perfect IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollerton (139) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from SB. Very good IPA, actually one of the first craft beers I bought, now finally in the ordinary stock of SB. Very good indeed, but the competition has become stronger so Sculpin may no longer be the best IPA available, but still one of the best.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mears (51) - - MAY 8, 2015
My favorite IPA. Great year round. Love the fruit taste. Wish they priced it better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
malvrich (85) - durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2015
bottle into a stella glass bottled on the 100th day 2015 so 03/15 ish A: hard pour yeilds a lovely pale orange with alsi attractive tan head. Great clarity. Good retention. S: Grapefruit and pine needles. A bit of malt sweetness barely detectable. T: More grapefruit than pine in taste but otherwise follows the nose. Fairly juicy and overall pretty tasty. Not boozy tasting. M: Light for its strength and well carbonated to make a refreshing drink. O: A pretty good IPA I guess but no way I’ll pay $14/6 for it. Stronger than I prefer as well but that’s another story. Ripped off my local HT with a 10 dollar mix-6. Way overpirced.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
PlinyDad1952 (46) - - MAY 5, 2015
MY FREND BRAT THIS BEER TO OUR WEEKLY POKERED MEETINGS AT ARBYS AND WE ALL GOT PRETTEY TWISTERED OFF THIS STUFF. LET ME TELL YOU ,IT REMINDS ME OF PLINY (MY TOP BEER FOR INDIA STYLED IPAS’) EXCEPT THAT IT IS NOT PLINY. IT LOOK LIKE PLINY, FLAYVERS LIKE A PLINY, FEELS LIKE PLINY IN MOST BODY PARTS, HAS HOP OF GOOD RATINGS LIKE A PLINY, BUT IM 75% SURE ITS’ STILL NOT PLINY. NOT POSITIVE THROUGH. I GOT GRAPEFRUIT AND TROPIKALS MOSTLEY WITH SOME BEER FLAYVERS UNDERNEATH. [IM BECOMING VERY GOODS FOR TASTING WITH TASTING WORDS.} THE FISH IS PRETTY COOL COLOURS AND WAS WON OF THE BEST PARTS FOR THIS PLINY WANTTO-BE. IN CONCLUSHUN, DRINK THIS IF YOUR TWO POOR TO AFFORED PLINY HAHA!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FritzHoff (4) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Good hoppy aroma. Dark gold color and good head retention. Really nice hoppy flavor and full heavy mouth feel. This is a delicious beer with nice lingering aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1835) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
bottle at home, poured a clear orange to light amber colour with a white head. very nice fruity aroma, grapefruit, citrus, mango, tropical fruits, some sweet malts, nice and full oily mouthfeel, crisp, creamy, nice bitterness in the end. could use some more malt kick to it! but this is very very juicy and refreshing!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (829) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2015
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit. Taste is medium bitter. Medium body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation. Pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerandhockey8 (242) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 2, 2015
On tap, Finley's Pub, Denver. Pour is a nice Amber/orange, thin white head. Nose is big hop, big citrus, resin, floral. Taste is bitter, medium bodied. Finished very dry on your palate, but still a full bodied taste. Nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
konungen (131) - - MAY 2, 2015
Doften är en riktig humleexplosion när man häller upp denna klara koppar färgade öl. Vitt skum som hänger med ett tag. Även om det är mycket humle i denna finns även malt, beska och en viss sötma där. Grapefrukt, citrus, passionsfrukt, karamell är inslag jag finner. Doft och smak i samma bana. Bra humlebeska! Gillas skarpt. Flaska från Systembolaget. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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  2  3 4 5 » 217


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50