RATINGS: 2513   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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.

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tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
From a bottle. Pours a dark golden orange with a thick white head that dissipates. Aroma is rather muted but is well balanced with hops, citrus and other fruits and a hint grass. Taste is well balanced with citrus up front. Do I taste a hint of caramel from the malt? Perhaps that is the mango and other fruits but it is a nice middle tone to balance out the citrus and hops. Middle is a bit of hop and a crisp and clean finish. Palate is citrus/grass followed by hops and a nice finish.

pilsnerrogge (2984) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
Colour is amber. Head is really thick. Aroma is shampoo, cookie dough, tropical fruit and pine needles. Very hoppy and bitter taste of resin, pine needles and tropical fruit. A bit thin. Goes down very easy.

Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Wow. I thought I had some great ipa’s but this one takes the cake! Citrus grapefruit aroma. Perfectly balanced hop bitterness and grapefruit sweetness. The bitterness hangs around as an aftertaste a little bit longer than the grapefruit but isn’t unpleasant. Usually cans are associates with cheaper generic beer but this one tosses out that assumption.

VastActiv (7473) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 Tap at Toronado, San Francisco. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, pine, hops and malts. 3.7. Bottle 0.355l at Hadanka, Helsinki. Well, just magnificent. Points are based on this rating. 4.0.

mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2015 The second i opened the bottle and poured it into a Hoegaarden pint glass..i new this was going to be something really good..golden/orange color with 1 inch white head..peach/apricot/citrus aroma..citrus fruits,hops,earthy flavor and one of the best balanced IPA i’ve had so far.

redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Well for $15 per sixer this better knock my socks off and while it is nice it is hardly worth double the price of most other IPA’s out there. It is well balanced, slight citrus and slight grass notes, a thin body with a dense white head. The appearance is the best part as the aroma and taste are strictly middle of the road with very little aftertaste.

Cunningham (8257) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
Appearance: Clear golden color with a fine white head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Fine grape hoppy, malty and tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Mild grape hoppy, balanced tropical fruity and a fine mild malty back.
Overall impression: Lovely fresh and balanced IPA!
Personal stats: Bottle Geir had bought in Sweden.

epruittftw (39) - fort worth, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Great Ipa. Had in large bottle. Perfect ipa with spicy food. Had great hop aroma with no after taste that some ipas leave. A top5 ipa for sure.

Hop_Hedonist (625) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2015 Always wanted to try this - finally - supremely balanced - quite a malt bite to it but lovely hop load.

Maarten1993 (1347) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
Awesome blond beer. Great smell, very complex. Rich, deep taste. Absolute not watery. Very nice.

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