RATINGS: 2649   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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3.8
GoForShlomo (47) - - JUL 12, 2013
Apricot and citurs aroma; golden, caramel appearance; light, crisp hpppy taste with a hint of sweetness; lively on the palate with a bitter finish; overall a very good beer with the charcteristically hoppy flavor of an IPA, but light enough that you could find yourself through three before you knew it.

3.8
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
On draught at Basic. Excellent hop aroma. More bitter than citrus. Very good for the style.

4.1
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 Has a faint aroma that is pretty good. A very crisp refreshing beer. Pretty citrusy with a hint of lemon. Fantastic beer.

4.3
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Pours a bright golden hue almost resembling a lager. Aroma is unique. I get lemon, melons, and a decent amount of booziness. It smells really fresh. The body on this beer is very light making it dangerously drinkable. Tropical citrus notes and a crisp finish with warming alcohol all the way through. Similar style to Pliny yet its own entity, really enjoyable and fresh.

2.9
Heromark (42) - - JUL 10, 2013
Very hoppy aroma. Pours golden. This is a good beer if you like hops. Crisp flavor Revere Stryker dog!

3.6
Nisse666 (7428) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2013
Draught at Rovers 2013-07-10 Göteborg AR: apricots marmelade, tropical fruits, candis sugar AP: copper, frothy fluffy F: fizzy, dry, apricots, pine cones, medium grape fruit bitternees,

4.4
rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2013
Overall: Toffee, bread, citrus, pine.
Note: Bottle at Villevalla pub. Reviewed 2013-07-06.

4.8
hopsjackster (1) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
This is an exceptional beer. I can’t understand how anyone could say that this IPA is overrated. There is a strong hops flavor with only a hint of bitterness. There is also a pleasant fruitiness that lingers on the palate. On a hot summer day this IPA really hits the spot. Hats off to the brewers of this outstanding example of an American IPA.

4.4
Kroney (256) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 pours golden orange with a thin white head. aroma is mostly pine and citrus peel with some peach and tropical fruit. taste is pine and grapefruit... palate is dry and sticks around a long time. very good beer.

3.6
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Tried this with 3 other people. All over the board. One loved it, one hated it and two of us in the middle. Smells and tastes like a citrus bomb with a little bitterness. Surprisingly easy to drink.


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