RATINGS: 2645   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

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3.4
kwd1996 (23) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Very bitter. Good aroma and appearance. Something off putting about this beer. Not a favorite for me in the IPA category. Also, extremely expensive. Not recommended.

4.1
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - DEC 20, 2013
Appearance - gold. Small head. Aroma - pine. Grapefruit. Citrus Taste - perfect taste. Citrus grapefruit. Not too harsh. Not too hoppy. Love it Mouth - medium carb Overall - just about perfect.

3.9
bergstaden (2922) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
Golden with a white head - Nice hop aroma with grapefruits and other fruits - A good malt to support a hop that has a lot of citrus and grapefruit - The hop with citrus goes a long way into the finish - This was very good

3.2
AndySnow (7545) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Fruit, hops, citrus, sugar.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, honey, hops, grapefruit.

4.3
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
I was assured this bottle is fresh from the brewery in the last couple weeks. I will take their word for it, as the brewery does not believe this is information which is pertinent to pass on. A: Copper with a finger of white foam over an ale with excellent clarity. The cap falls to a ring and central dome in a minute or so leaving behind soapy spots of lace. S: Tropical fruits, grapefruit, some resin. Sweet malts and hints of cotton candy. I’m surprised at how sweet this smells actually. T: Again, sweet. I’m getting a interesting cherry ice cream flavor; which I really dig. Theres a good amount of the tropical fruit still going on here - some mango and pineapple. M: Medium bodied with moderate carb and a semi slick finish. O: Really a nice IPA. I like the limited ABV (relatively), and the ability to pack a substantially sexy amount of hops in the beer. A really complex and intriguing hop presence with layers of flavors. This was worth seeking. Serving type: bottle 12-24-2011

4.1
electrotype (655) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
Magnifique mousse assez durable. Absolument translucide (un point négatif pour moi, visuellement j’adore les bières opaques!). Très fuitée, assez complexe tout en restant fraiche. Il y a des notes agrumées mais aussi des notes moin acides, comme le cantaloup. Une amertûme bien balancée. Une bonne IPA, définitivement axée sur les houblons. Bravo!

4
GnarlyGnome (770) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Draft: pours an orangish copper color with a nice white head. Aroma is floral and citrusy. The taste is full... Pine and grapefruit... This is nice, tropical and fruity. One of my favorite IPAs for sure.

3.7
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2013
A very well made west coast IPA with a clean finish. This is definitely a floral IPA with more of a citrus aroma than pine cone, similar to a better tasting Bridgeport IPA. However, the palate is a little empty leading a finish that leaves you wanting for something more. This makes for a good sessionable IPA although the ABV is a little high (and the ABV is masked very well!). While not an epic beer, I would definitely recommend this beer for casual drinking or a sample if you haven’t had it before.

3.8
brucebruce81 (391) - GUAM - DEC 15, 2013
This beer was very smooth it was not as bitter as many IPA types are I could enjoy this beer for a hot summer day ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
TylerGreenDC (929) - - DEC 14, 2013
On draft. Oh my. Weenie yellow color, but rich lacing. Flavor is of reduced blood orange, sweet, tart, rich and quick. No malts to speak of. Sweet OJ finish. Wow.


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