RATINGS: 2608   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2009
22oz. bomber, with a big thank you to stefanje! Pours a clear golden orange with a creamy one finger white head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is very nice, with island fruits, floral, citrus, pine, and light caramel. Flavor is more of the same, with a milder but enjoyable hops bite that lingers a bit. I have been looking forward to trying this one for a long time, and it lived up to expectations quite nicely. Its right up there with some of the best IPAs the West Coast has to offer. Thanks again Stefan!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
If you havent had this west coast style ipa, you are missing out. This is one of my favorite ipas out there. Easy to drink, get balance, and big hop bite and aroma. A must have in the fridge at all times.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (849) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2015
Alaranjada/dourada, boa formao de espuma (branca) e boa reteno. Aroma bastante floral, frutas tropicais amarelas, maracuj, abacaxi, no ponto exato, sem exageros. Paladar de amargor mdio, baixo dulor, floral aparece com mais persistncia do que no aroma, refrescante. Corpo leve e carbonatao mdia. Aftertaste novamente lembra frutas amarelas, amargor mdio de boa durao, levemente seca ao final. Uma tima e bem equilibrada IPA, sem a complexidade de algumas boas imperiais, para beber vrias.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzerfaust (845) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - AUG 9, 2015
12 fl. oz. bottle from Club de Cervezas. Pours a clear, sparkling orange color with a medium sized white frothy head that diminishes slowly and leaves a good creamy film. Intense and powerful hoppy aroma, a real hop perfume. Notes of grapefruit, ice-cream bean, lemongrass, cedar, green apples, rose apple, pine cones and even basil. Really great, purely hoppy. Taste is very bitter, intense and bold without being a hop-juice. Herbal bitterness leaves some space for soft to mild fruit tartness to be perceivable. An all hop brew, with barely any malty hints. I can say, in a hop-head mood, I love it and see little ground to improve it, but its not the pinnacle of complexity. Medium body and carbonation. Very very drinkable and admirably brewed. I would have this anytime I need a hop fix. Aftertaste is massively hoppy. More bitter and slightly less tart than the Grapefruit Sculpin. My new IPA type-specimen.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
metalspice (843) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
Klart mahogni med lavt hvitt skum. Frisk duft av sitrus og noe gran. Sitrus skall og karamell i smaken. Skuffende tynn munnflelse med en trr avslutning.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (843) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Lots of lemony grapefruit and pine in the nose. Looking for a little more malt to balance all those hop flavors. Some honey up front in the taste. however the bitterness does not over power the taste. Clean and very dry finish. Very good. There could be a couple of IPAs I like better, but this is up there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (843) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Thank you Fred for this bottle that we drink together at le Petit-Lancy. It is a delicious IPA, well balanced, yellow and orange body, regular carbonation, thin and white foam. The taste is pleasant with hop, malt, bitterness and grapefruit, staying a long time in the mouth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Clear, strongly-hued sunshine yellow. Very sharp, dank, resiny aroma. Tangerine, orange zest, basil (?!) - all come through in very modular, defined aroma. Thinnish, elegant but dusty maltiness, anchored by rich notes of mango, tangerine and cantaloupe. Creamy, judiciously carbonated finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (840) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 Golden. Aroma is peach with superb clarity. Taste is peach, bitterness, mild floral - perfect! Good moderate level of bitterness. Palate is mild bitterness with great finish. Overall, best straight up IPA Ive yet had. Wowzers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12oz into a glass, pours a beautiful orange rose amber with sunshine ringing through. Head is fresh and bubbly, lacing is plentiful and sticky with a 2-3cm top that covers. Aroma is pine, lemon, citurs melodies, resin, and some peach vareities. Taste has a sweet mango/pineapple freshness to it that comes up first, then mixes in the nice hops that sprout all over the tounge, freshness ensues, pine, sap, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, and then somewhat bitter on the after taste. This is a wonderful ipa, brilliant, just brilliant.


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