RATINGS: 2514   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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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4.4
WVHouseofBeer (1083) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Wow so delicious. Aromas bursting of citrus and other fruit, hops and more hops. Pours a nice amber color with a big white head. Flavors are fruity and hoppy but balanced out nicely with caramel malt. Definitely pretty bitter but not overpowering. A little fizzy. A masterpiece of a beer.

4.5
commonshawn (1311) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Tap. 12 oz pour in tulip. Gold. 1 finger head with good lacing. Very nice and clean aroma. Crisp and clean mouthfeel. Taste is high pine and citrus, but some different fruit flavors than what I’m used to for an ipa. Tastes of a double ipa at times. The finish is nice and smooth and long lasting. Very good, but not sure it’s the best ipa in the world.

4.6
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12oz can to Sierra Nevada IPA glass A - Brassy golden body, crystal clear, firm 2 finger off-white head. Textbook retention and lacing showing off. S - Awesome bouquet of citrus aroma. Grapefruit, apricot, spicy, light bready malt. Yeast comes out more as it sets. The aroma is spot on. A harmonious balance of hops, yeast and malt. T - Spicy grapefruit bitterness right off the top. Bright and clean. Sweet and bitter grapefruit flesh morphs into resinous grapefruit rind bitterness toward the end. Citrus, pineapple, and, stone unripened stone fruit dominate the palate. It has a simple sweetness that plays off the hops wonderfully. Semi grainy malts add just enough backbone to support the strong citrus hops. Finishes crisp and clean with a long bitter aftertaste. M - Medium full body, low to medium carbonation, smooth with a very clean finish. This might be the best IPA I’ve had to date. It is clean, precise, and executed almost flawlessly. It’s bursting with hop flavor and bitterness without being over the top which is hard to come by. The layering of flavors are very impressive. As of right now this is my favorite IPA to date. This 6pack was 15.99 but worth every penny. Serving type: can 11-01-2013

4.6
rajendra82 (1101) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
The pale amber color and a clear body were typical of the West Coast style of IPA. The smell was a mix of pine and grapefruit, with some tangerine thrown in too. Taste was spicy, piney, bitter, and out-freaking-standing. Just exactly what a juicy IPA should be. Medium body and a slippery mouthfeel fit the style perfectly. A bit of sugary sweetness in the finish to complement the bitterness. Drinkable beyond words, Can I have another please.

4.1
PhatB420 (841) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12oz into a glass, pours a beautiful orange rose amber with sunshine ringing through. Head is fresh and bubbly, lacing is plentiful and sticky with a 2-3cm top that covers. Aroma is pine, lemon, citurs melodies, resin, and some peach vareities. Taste has a sweet mango/pineapple freshness to it that comes up first, then mixes in the nice hops that sprout all over the tounge, freshness ensues, pine, sap, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, and then somewhat bitter on the after taste. This is a wonderful ipa, brilliant, just brilliant.

4.6
Cybercat (6048) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Comes out of the tap a clear golden with a nice pale buff head. Aroma is seriously hoppy, mostly evergreen, with woody and fruity hints. Flavor - WOO WEE, hoppy from here to the South Pole! Quite bitter, with a citrus underpinning, delicious! Mouthfeel is firm and fizzy, leaving a hoppy and citrus finish. Welcome to Atlanta, Ballast Point!

4
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2014
This beer pours out a pale orange with a white head and lots of bubbles. Aromas of weed, grapefruit, and alcohol. I like the flavor a lot more, waves of every kinds of citrus fruit I can think of. Some sweet and slightly bready malt lies underneath. There is a lingering orange zest and bitter aftertaste. Delicious and refreshing, it showcases what you can do with hop aromatics and flavors over hop bitterness.

4
sudomorph (1181) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
Pours a clear, dark golden colour with a one finger, slightly off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is noticeable. Big notes of pine needles, resin, citrus, and a hint of tropical fruits like mango, and some herbalness. Taste is bitter but delicious. Starts out with pungent pine and herbal notes laced over a bready backbone then moves to some citrus/tropical notes, then ends is a big, resiny, bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Resiny texture in the mouth with a dry finish and a soft carbonation that keeps it very drinkable. Overall very nice. A lot of flavours blended with a solid bitterness. Not for the faint of heart but very delicious if you enjoy the hops. Would buy again for sure. Cheers!

4.8
mbfrease20 (2) - Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
This beer is freaking great. Strong hoppy flavor, nice bite in the middle of the taste, and smells wonderful! This is a must drink beer!

4
john44 (3354) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London Aug 2013 - Orangey Gold in colour. Clear. Very Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Very Fruity; bitter grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits (peach and mango). Malty backbone. Bitter sweet citrus and tropical fruity hoppy throughout leading to a bitter hoppy finish. Enjoyed this. Terrific IPA!


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