RATINGS: 2562   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (4860) - Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2016
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/22/2016. Pours slightly hazy medium orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon/orange rind, pine, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an incredible IPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink despite very resinous bitterness. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (2252) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear, orange in colour with medium sized head. Aroma with hint of pine and citrus, nice malty caramel touch. In taste citrusy, bitter, dry with hint of malty biscuits. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry, smooth with very bitter finish. Average aroma (si? to age), but still tasted fantastic. Very refreshing and easy drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
szymonskc (613) - Skrcz, POLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Zapach średnio intensywny, owoce tropikalne, cytrusy, trawa, karmel. Kolor bursztynowy, mętne. Piana średnio obfita, drobna, średnio trwała, zdobi szkło. W smaku wytrawne, średnia pełnia, cytrusy, grejpfrut, trawa, owoce tropikalne. Goryczka średnia, wysycenie niskie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tristanlaugher (297) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2016
From a bottle good amount of head. clear, amber, bitter, refreshing. Peach mango hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (637) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle. Deep amber with orange tinge. Lemon, grapefruit, stone and tropical fruits aromas balanced beautifully with understated caramel malt. Relatively light bodied and fresh, but packs an alcoholic punch that you don't detect on the palate. Mid level of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humpah (157) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2016
0,355l bottle from Beergium. Pours golden colour with some head. Aroma of citrus, pine, mandarin, grapefruit, caramel, malts, hops, mango. Medium body, well balanced a bit dry taste, slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (623) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2016
Trop vieille. Mais potentiellement bonne. Nez franchement caramel (signe de non fracheur) et fond orang. Bouche du mme acabit avec un petit ct un peu floral et rsineux.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RRG991981 (9) - Menominee, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2016 does not count
Maybe the best IPA on earth perfect in every way, floral, citrus. It's really world class. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielst (371) - AUSTRIA - SEP 23, 2016
12 oz bottle: Amber color. Sweet tangerine and lychee hop aroma, very distinct and fragrant. Full flavored, honey and melon, rather balanced bitterness. Just a very good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikeFurl (13) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Tried in draft. Hoppy American IPA, though it tastes more Colorado than Pacific Northwest. Great taste and finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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