RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1855   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHult (197) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
Fat på Monks. Ljus bärnstensfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Doftar mango och nätmelon. Wohoo vilken beska! Mycket besk med stor sötma och fruktighet. Välbalanserad. Ruggigt bra ipa!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmar33 (98) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Would love to have this on tap from the brewery, but that’s not possible in Australia. Ok IPA, great body and tastes a bit like a nice earl grey tea mixed with an IPA, but most of the aroma hasn’t survived the trip to Australia (I presume). Not as good as some of the local IPA’s I’ve tried.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (1520) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2014
A fairly standard IPA with some accentuated floral flavors to it. Enjoyable, to say the least.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kirk36 (116) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Shockingly good for an ipa. Bitter aftertaste. Commoner in the ipa style category. Lacks standout character. Pretty street. Commoner. Just like everyone else's. Why not standout from the pack? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lightbias (63) - USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottled on March 3 and tasted on May 24...The aroma of this beer poured into a stout glass from a bomber is tantalizing and fresh, bringing apricot, mango and a nice strong hops. The soft, off-white head is small but tenacious, clinging to the sides of my glass and a nice contrast to the soft amber of the liquid inside. A median bitter, but long lasting on my tongue and nicely fizzy without feeling over carbonated. This is a most pleasant brew, nicely balanced, fruity but not too sweet, hoppy bitter and evenly balanced in all the experiences. Another go-to brew on my favorites list!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1263) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Draught st Babas, Stockholm. Small but lasting white head. Perfekta Clear, Golden amber color. Fine American hop aroma in medium elevers. Light caramell taste with form bitterness and. Big hop taste. No residual sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewlizard (6) - Dunwoody, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
Sharp. Good hops nose...Good summer ipa (would drink year round)not big on body but refreshing with rigHt amount of hops. Would be excellent with shellfish IMHO.......very quaffable and would buy again...very soon...but it is $$$ at 13,5 per 6. ... Very dry finish....a keeper

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
From a growler. Golden with nice head. Tropical fruit flavors. Not a hoppy as I expected. Very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FriendOfBeer (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Highly floral aroma. Lemon and tangerine taste. Medium bodies. Awesome bitterness. Light malt aftertaste, boozy. Long bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LukasTaylor (6) - - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
Taste was good. Was expecting a bit more in fullness, although had a nice taste. Would buy it again for a quality IPA. Just wouldn't quite place it as a absolute favorite.


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 « 5 6 7  8  9 10 11 » 186


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
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