RATINGS: 2649   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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cervmagpt (836) - PORTUGAL - MAR 17, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 21A). Bottle 35.5 cl - Batch SC1447 (BBF unknown). AROMA: medium hop aroma with some oxidation notes already taking place. notes of mango, slight peach and faint dried grass. medium-low almost neutral malt background with a slight oxidation note (caramelized). APPEARANCE: deep gold/orange-ish color and clear. medium white head with good retention. TASTE: medium-low hop notes (resin/pine), followed by a slight caramelized medium-low malt background. medium-high bitterness with a dry and bitter finish that endures. PALATE: medium-light body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: an american IPA showing oxidation notes and that should be nice fresher. The US breweries should pay more attention to the shipping conditions because the Europeans also want to drink your great beer. ;)

Nurmis (687) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2017
0,355l bottle. Pours orange with small white head. Piney with a bit of citrus. Quite average bitterness for an IPA. Bit disappointed to be honest.

rob19a (352) - - MAR 15, 2017
10/20 very disappointed. It's ok but a bit middle of the road, not much freshness, zero bitterness, not much depth of flavour. It's drinkable, not unpleasant but was expecting more for a 100 club beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

GoufCustom (2003) - HONG KONG - MAR 11, 2017

355ml bottle bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Clear golden orange colour; One-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with active carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant Ale malt, with apricots, strong mangoes, peaches, candied fruits, grapefruit pulps, floral nectar, sugar, pine, resins, spices, biscuits, lemon peel and grass. Very subtle!

Taste: Close to medium sweet Ale malt, with grapefruits, light candied fruits, floral, fructose, pine, fair resins, strong herbs, spices, dry biscuits, lime, strong bitter hops and strong fresh grass.

Body: Mid to full body; Thick, creamy and oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Full Ale maltyness in a thick background, rich and very smooth. Strong but subtle hops with moderate grapefruits and touches of candied fruits, very grassy herbs, pine and light ooze. Flowery with fair fructose sweetness. Biscuity with lime to round. Very balanced and nice!

Hoppiness: Apricots, mangoes, peaches, candied fruits, grapefruits, floral nectar, pine, resins, spices, lemon peel and grass in nose. Citrus, light candied fruits, floral, pine, ooze, strong herbs, spices, lime, and fresh grass in taste; Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, mid to high astringent bitter sweet malty finish.

After taste: Fairly dry. Citrusy, herbal and nice strong bitter to mouth.

Comments:This one is strongly hopped for sure, but what is so good about it is the subtely in both aroma and taste - the yellow and citrus fruityness is juicy, with with well-noted pine and resins but never over the top. Very herbal grassy but the bitterness is mild and, breezy and refreshing. Its sweetness is fruity not sugary. I can go on, but you get the picture: this is a very well-balanced west coast IPA. A masterpiece!

martythesmarty (336) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma has notes of pineapple and grapefruit. Taste has notes of grapefruit with a bitter finish.

Camons (12450) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2017
Can, Blacktown, Australia. Pours golden with an offwhite head, lacings. Aroma of malt, light caramel, fruity hops, tropical fruit, peach mango, little spicy hops, light citrus. Flavor is sweet, light bitter, malt, fruity hops, peach, mango, citrus. Medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish. Good, but i like to try it fresh. 100317

alteregoo (1445) - Kalisz, POLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Piana średnio oczkowa, niezbyt trwała. Barwa złota, opalizująca. Aromat średnio intensywny, trochę dojrzałych cytrusów, trochę mango, liczi i iglaków. W smaku półwytrawne, intensywnie cytrusowe, owocowe, z nutką naftowo iglakową i geranium w posmaku. Goryczka spora, długa, żywiczna. Wysycenie średnie.
Po prostu bardzo dobre West Coast IPA, aczkolwiek na miejsce w czołowej dwudziestce stylu degustowana butelka raczej nie zasługuje.

DonGregorio (413) - POLAND - MAR 8, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2017 Bottle. Pours clear orange with white, rocky head, good lacing. Aroma of citrus, orange, grapefruit, pine needles and caramel. Taste is light sweet and medium+ bitter - citrus, pine, some resin and herbs, light hints of caramel. Medium body and carbonation, oily texture, long bitter finish. Good IPA, but not very fresh and not outstanding.

Zlotta (3285) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2017
0.355 l bottle from ’Bierhalle Deconinck’, bottled in November 2016. Clear, golden amber with a large, frothy, almost stable, white head. Sweetish, fruity and slightly resiny aroma of pineapple, mango, passion fruit and some pine. Sweetish, slightly bitter, very fruity and slightly resiny taste of pineapple, lemon peel, mango, passion fruit and pine, followed by a medium long, rather dry-bitter, resiny and slightly herbal-grassy finish. Medium to full body, slightly creamy and a bit effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very tasty, but not as great as expected.

allanmb (269) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Pours clear golden with decent white head which lasts well. Aromas of pine hops, citrus and a touch of light malt. Good carbonation and mouth feel. Taste is lemon and lime with a grassy hop kick. Slight honey touch before the semi-dry bitter finish kicks in. Very good IPA.

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