RATINGS: 2525   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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thegreenrooster (4552) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Pour is a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma is a nice citrus hop presence. Flavor is much the same but with more intense citrus blast with maybe some honeydew and cantaloupe. Very little to no malt presence, this thing is all about the hops.

3.6
Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle. Amazingly underwhelmed by this. Don’t have anything meaningful to add to the 1000+ ratings of this one already -- golden color, citrus and pine in aroma, bitter finish, blah blah -- nothing that stands out at all from any other decent IPA I’ve had. Don’t have anything bad to say about it, just remarkable how dull it is. I should probably try this again and rerate, but I’m in no hurry to.

4.1
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden orange with foamy white head and some nice lacing. Fantastic aroma - citrus, pine and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter throughout with some sweetness opening up in the middle followed by a bitter dry finish that lingers and lingers. Very nicely balanced. Really enjoyed this beer, only thing that didn’t suit my taste was the heavy dryness. Mouthfeel was moderate with crisp carbonation. An excellent IPA.

4.5
hopwine (678) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 Pretty much the perfect IPA, plus it’s always readily available. Sturdy enough malt backbone that lets bright apricot and citrus shine.

4.1
Advocate_Ames (635) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Nicely carbonated and clear golden in color. The aroma is of citrus, hops, and lite sweet malts. A simple, balanced, and perfect IPA. The flavor matches the aroma. The finish has a mild bitterness that is very pleasant. It doesn’t linger either. Overall this is an excellent beverage to try.

4.3
Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
May 2012. 22. oz. bottle. A masterpiece of an IPA. So balanced and well made and close to perfection. Only a few others can stand up to this one. Pine, citrus, hops, tropical fruit, it’s all there.

4.3
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bomber from Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont (love that place!). Pours clear golden with goodly white, foamy head. Aroma of malty fermenting beer/slight alcohol, pine and slight background orange. Flavor, carried by a medium body, comes on softly and well-balanced. This is one of the most well-balanced, well-behaved and well-roundedly delicious IPA?s in my experience. It?s a crime beer like this isn?t more available on the East Coast. I would be drinking this every week if i could find it, and I?ve been looking for weeks now!

4.5
adamah (214) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bursting with citrus and pine aroma. Pours a deep golden color with generous white head. The taste is bitter but opens up to some sweeter tropical flavors towards the end. This beer is so good, I feel lucky to be able to drink it.

4
Jabic (701) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Ar: Bright grapefruit, orange, and pine. Ap: Orange, clear - medium off-white head with good retention, and leaves a ring of creamy foam. T: Sweet, bread malt, with some biscuit flavor - lots of grapefruit and pine, some lemon notes, too - high, clean bitterness - finish is orange, bitterness, and toasted malt. P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Excellent American IPA - big and bright hop flavor with a clean and supportive malt backbone.

4
reberiii (497) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Orange pour into snifter. Piney and orange citrus on the nose then tongue. Dry. Missing the body of an East Coast IPA, but that’s the point, right? Lovely.


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