RATINGS: 2528   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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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4.2
hivemind (933) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2011
22-oz bottle at On Tap w Andy, James, Streets. Really light-looking pour with nice white head. Aroma is fresh as hell with citrus notes. Palate is a deep, earthy base with incredible balance and a fruity hop profile (grapefruit, orange peel). Great stuff.

4.2
hansvf (933) - - DEC 28, 2015
Ziet er super uit. Ruikt heerlijk hoppig en smaakt fris, citrus, erg bitter. Toppertje!

3.9
rader58 (932) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
12 oz draught at Library Alehouse Santa Monica. Pours dark, clear copper. Aroma of peach, citrus, lavender, pine. Flavor is citrus, pine. Slightly dry finish.

4
ExpendableHero (932) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Hurricane Wings in Fort Pierce. Hazy golden brew with a white head. Aromas of lemon zest and notes of pine. Tastes of fresh pine needle hops, some grassy notes, and has a refreshing citric bite to it. Almost like some lemonade mixed with the hops. All masterfully balanced by a biscuit-like malt backbone. Very smooth and refreshing. This is delicious.

3.6
OminouSC2 (931) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
One of the best "standard" IPAs out there. The clear amber color makes it really nice to look at. The aromas is well balanced between ctirus hops, malt and fruit. The finish is long without becoming bitter.

4
MoDog (928) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Poured from a 22oz bomber (thanks Torry) and served in a shaker. This poured a lightly hazed amber with a foamy, beige cap that left some decent lace. The aroma consisted of strong apricot, peach, and orange. Also some pine needles. The flavor had a big hop profile, but there was also a nice toffee element. Piney and citrusy with a stiff bitterness. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and slightly sticky. This was an insanely quaffable brew. The alcohol was well hidden but packed a good punch. A really nice IPA.

4.1
dalekliz (926) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle sampled at the brewery for RBSG 08. Pours a clear gold, with a light white head. Citrus hops aroma, both sweet and bitter, with nice fruit notes. Taste is clean, bitter, and hoppy. Lingering clean bitterness. Very refreshing and tasty IPA.

4
MatSciGuy (924) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a clear gold/orange with a medium beige head that slowly dissipates to a thin layer across the top of the beer. Aroma initially comes across as pure grapefruit juice, but a little more digging yields some pine notes, and some spicy notes of cinnamon and clove a la potpourri. Very interesting nose, and it works quite well. Flavor follows nicely. Strong bitterness, great dry body, lively carbonation, and strong hop flavor of pine and citrus. This is a great IPA.

4
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
another fine IPA offering from So Cal. Pours an orange with a white head, nose and taste is of floral and citrus hops. Easy drinker, must be enjoyed fresh.

4.1
bp (923) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Cask at Bella Vista Grand Opening: pours a golden amber with a thin white head, aroma is full of citrus and hops (amazing aroma), taste is hoppy with some citrus, very easy to drink. This is a very nice IPA, I had assumed it was a DIPA,


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