RATINGS: 2646   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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2.7
dorain (177) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Aus der Flasche auf der Berliner Biermeile 2013 getrunken. Für mich eher ein Bier für die Nase. Denn die tollen Mango-, Graphfruitnoten können am Gaumen nicht bestehen und dort ist dann leider nur Bitterkeit.

3.8
macca147 (156) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2017
355ml can. Pours an amber gold with a solid white head. Aroma: Citrus, apricot, biscuity malt, nectarines. Not overly aromatic, but a pleasant aroma. Taste: Apricot, mango, citrus flavours dominate. Mild peach and biscuity malt flavours. Pleasant flavour balance. Mild sweetness followed by lingering bitterness. Very nice beer. Quite easy drinkin considering how strong the beer is.

0.7
dougschoenberg (1) - - JUN 2, 2017 does not count
Aroma is not very good. Nice apricot taste but the aftertaste is not good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
Besh (2) - - JUN 2, 2017 does not count
This beer has such a strange relationship with my palate. It tastes disgusting at first but its so refreshing and I keep drinking it,the after taste it the only bad part but if you keep drinking it,then its delicious. The only unpleasant part about it is the one second after taste, I eventually got used to it but I still know that I dont like it. Everything else about it is great and I understand that the after taste is part of the overall beer and it wouldnt work without it. This is one of my favorite beers and most definitely my favorite IPA. IPAs are cool right now,so everyone is making crappy IPAs to fit in, but this is an IPA done right and I feel that it has been crafted with passion.

4.1
rand (1700) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle 355 ml / Bier-Bienne (CH). Golden beer, slightly veiled with a white head, low persistent. Fruity aromas of citrus, orange, lemon, apricot, mango. The taste is notably fruity, bitter-sweet with pineapple, apricot, citrus and carame. The mouth is light, mossy with a pleasant bitter but it’s the fruity side which prevails. Very nice, a rare IPA to suit the meal.

3.4
fiery_1 (927) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
650ml bottle @ home(thanks Evan). Pours a hazy golden amber colour with a decent white head. Nose is quite piney though there is some slight subtleties of fruits hinting in the background. Flavour is predominantly pine needles mixed with orange rinds leaving quite the bitter taste lingering on the palate. Ok for the style, but I’m preferring these new ’East Coast’ style IPAs that have run rampant =)

4.1
Mister_Li (1342) - GERMANY - MAY 13, 2017
Klares Orange mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, sehr fruchtig, Mango, Orangen, Zitrusfrüchte, sehr süffig, bitter.

3.7
romanstep (546) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 12, 2017
W nosie średnio intensywne, grapefruit, mango, żywica, ciasteczkowość. Barwa ciemnozłota, lekka mgiełka, piana gęsta, średniej wysokości. W smaku wytrawne, dominuje grapefruit i żywica, lekkie mango w tle, praktycznie bez kontry słodowej. Goryczka wysoka, grapefruitowa. Ach gdyby dorwać to piwo świeżo po rozlewie, byłoby idealne WC IPA, a tak to dobry plus. Butelkowane 01.12.2016

4.2
Grzesiek79 (4276) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Many thanks for this beer to CH-303. Szalu ie ma jak na te wysoka ocene. Piana srednia szybko opada, ale oblepia szklo. Barwa pomaranczowa lekko mglista. Aromat silny chmielny troche tropikalne bardzo dojrzale owoce. W smaku owocowo i zywicznie. Na przodzie owoce mango, morela, brzoskwinia i mirabelka, troche tez Physalis. A wszystko zasypane swierzym chyba Amarillo. Bardzo gorzkie piwo. Poczatkowo owocowe potem przeradza sie w extremalna gorycz lubie to. Ale byla tez pewna wodnistosc bo ta chmielnosc na dluzszy czas nie pozostawala.

3.2
PotjeBier (3218) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2017
On tap @ Beer Temple. Clear golden color. Big white head. Aroma’s: resinous, malty sweet. Retronasal there’s sweetness too, with light resinous and floral hops. Flavor is mild, sweetish, light bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes mildly bitter. Another IPA clearly past it’s prime, or it travelled too far. Hope to rerate with a fresh one at some point.


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