RATINGS: 2649   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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
Humlehode (823) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2017 Pours clear golden with decent head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, citrus, some sulphur. Medium bodied. Fairly bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Tasty, hop-oriented "ipa" nearing DIPA I hope, because its juicy piney grapefruity goodness is got to be nearing that territory. Pours a light tan wheaty looking pour with minimal white head. Nose is straight citrus hop. Flavor similar but with a more IPA oriented deadness where the DIPA becomes more potent in its hop profile this one wears off quick. Very drinkable and very good IPA.

3.5
highibus (821) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Pours light straw with thin white head. Really nice aroma of citrus. But the flavor is somewhat lacking. Not a lot of bitterness. Not bad just not a kick in the pants I thought the hops would be.

3.7
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Enjoyed via draft in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours a slightly-darker-than-medium amber color with a moderate white head. The nose brings the expected strong character of west coast hops, with what seems to be an especially enthusiastic nod to Cascade, Amarillo, and perhaps just a bit of Simcoe. Hops overwhelm malt in the nose, and no discernable sweetness is noticeable in the nose. The palate is full without being cloying and bitter without being puckering. The aforementioned hops make their presence known in the apparoach, followed by a very nice note of hop resin on the tongue. Malt character is perceptable, but is pretty thoroughly muddled by lingering hop flavor. Sweetness is mild but pleasant. The finish is clean and semi-sweet. Overall, this is a tremendous beer; one that belies a relatively light abv with heavy flavor and enough finesse to keep from being a cloying bully on the palate. Quite good.

4.3
adster (816) - HUNGARY - SEP 29, 2014
Kristálytiszta, rézszínű italt rejteget a tengeri élőlények portréit magára öltő márka egyik leghíresebb főzete. A világ negyedik legjobb IPA-jához van szerencsénk, azt tehát nem állítanám, hogy ímmel-ámmal láttam hozzá az elfogyasztásához. Olyannyira nem, hogy e pár sor összeállításához szükséges kapacitást is elvesztegetett energiának tekintettem, ez a sör ugyanis megérdemli, hogy kizárólag vele foglalkozzunk. Azt azonban feltétlenül meg kell jegyeznem, hogy mennyire csodás az az összkép, amit varázslatos aromái és tökéletes ízjegyei hoznak létre. A trópusi gyümölcsök üde és fanyar frissessége, a barack harapható teltsége, a fűszernövények pikantériája és a sejtelmes, kekszes malátaalap adta illatok lenyűgözik érzékszerveinket. Ízének produkciója legalább ennyire bámulatos: kellően fűszeres, gyümölcsösen édeskés, lágyan malátás és mondanivalóval teli módon, ívesen kesernyés. Minden egyes molekulája mértani pontossággal megtervezett, összekarolásukat apró tűzijátékok kísérik; lézerrel faragott kompozíció ez... Adjuk hát át neki magunkat bátran!

4.3
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 Appearance: not much head at all, but it has a nice bright orange-gold appearance, and the little head it does have leaves good lacing. Aroma - lots of orange and grapefruit citrus, some pineapple, and lots of sweet caramel malts. Flavor - mmmm! Nice grapefruit and orange profile with a solid malt backing and some hops at the end. Very well-balanced. I was expecting something a little heavier and sweeter from the aroma, but this isn’t a sugar-bomb at all. This is really easy to drink, yet full of flavor - doesn’t whack you over the head with hops, but they are there. What a refreshing IPA. This would be even better in the summer. The more I taste, the yummier it gets - lovely citrus at first, and then the subtlest of hops and malt to complete it. Nomnom. The taste and palate of this are just perfect! Enjoyed slightly beyond the "best by" date - wonder how this would be fresh? JUNE 2013 UPDATE: Now enjoying this on a hot summer day. Every bit as good as the first one I had late last year. It’s fresh, but it smells and tastes the same as I remember my slightly expired one did. If this beer had a slightly more impressive appearance and more floral, balanced aroma, it’d easily rank as the top overall single IPA in my book. As it is, the palate and taste are definitely #1 for me, and that’s what matters most, IMO.

4
Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2015
12 oz bottle. Clear amber, dense head, sticky lace.
Fruity hop aroma, mango, peach, apricot, grapefruit, light caramel.
Flavor is caramel, citrus, pine, stone fruit. Nice balance.

4.1
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
On tap. Pours a medium gold with a white head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of citrus, pine, and grass, and the same notes are in the flavor followed by a bitter middle and bitter, slightly sweet aftertaste over a medium-heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
BitchPls (808) - FINLAND - APR 8, 2014
Clear orange. White foam. Sweet grape fruit on the nose. Lots of bitter grape fruit and grassy harsh hops. Medium body. Very nice but a little too harsh for my taste.

3.7
HKdIPA (808) - HONG KONG - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from SD at home. Bright (almost neon) translucent orange pour - looks delicious. Aroma is apricot and peachy sweetness - not that strong. Taste is fruity hoppy with a very strong crisp bitterness. Not as big as I thought it would be. Solid crisp IPA with some juicy flavors. I think my expectations were too high.


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