RATINGS: 2532   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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4.6
OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12oz can to Sierra Nevada IPA glass A - Brassy golden body, crystal clear, firm 2 finger off-white head. Textbook retention and lacing showing off. S - Awesome bouquet of citrus aroma. Grapefruit, apricot, spicy, light bready malt. Yeast comes out more as it sets. The aroma is spot on. A harmonious balance of hops, yeast and malt. T - Spicy grapefruit bitterness right off the top. Bright and clean. Sweet and bitter grapefruit flesh morphs into resinous grapefruit rind bitterness toward the end. Citrus, pineapple, and, stone unripened stone fruit dominate the palate. It has a simple sweetness that plays off the hops wonderfully. Semi grainy malts add just enough backbone to support the strong citrus hops. Finishes crisp and clean with a long bitter aftertaste. M - Medium full body, low to medium carbonation, smooth with a very clean finish. This might be the best IPA I’ve had to date. It is clean, precise, and executed almost flawlessly. It’s bursting with hop flavor and bitterness without being over the top which is hard to come by. The layering of flavors are very impressive. As of right now this is my favorite IPA to date. This 6pack was 15.99 but worth every penny. Serving type: can 11-01-2013

4
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Pours a crystal clear, light orange gold hue, moderate layer of dense white foam sustains, light lacing. Aroma is piney resin, citrus zest, light fruits, bubblegum, a touch of underlying malt crispness, touch of alcohol. Taste is pine resin hops with a touch of florals and grass, sweet fruits and lemon/grapefruit acidity soon jump into the profile, some toasty malt enters midway, finishes dry and bitter. Palate is medium, thick and chewy texture doesn’t stay too long, moderate high carbonation. Overall a well-built IPA, the fruit and citrus provide a unique taste and the clean malt sweetness balances out the hop bitterness, a nice refreshing treat with subdued alcohol flavor.

4
Rando7 (787) - Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle pours medium-dark yellow with white head. Aroma pine with slight citrus. Taste initial malt sweetness replaced by citrus and pine. Clean brief finish of citrus and pine. Full palate. Alcohol not evident.

I am not a huge IPA guy but this is a tasty well made IPA.

4.6
mrmartin (786) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Yellow pour white head grassy pine, grapefruit nose. fresh Pine and citrus dry taste. Bitter crisp finish. Perfect

4.1
dwm1034 (786) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12 bottle supplied by SHERM1016....thanks! Pours a rich dark yellow; moderate head. No lacing. Who cares....this is one very great beer. Bitter / hoppy (juniper / pine) nose and dry / hoppy initial taste. Bitter taste lingers....but what an excellent bitter it is! Very tasty!!

4.4
Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2013
From a bottle, pours light amber with white head quickly fading to ample lacing. Very fragrant, lots of floral and citrus. Nice hop bite balanced with notes of honey. An outstanding IPA... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Tap at the brewery’s 10th anniversary celebration. Citrus and grassy hops aroma, flavors follow with grapefruit and good balance of malt backbone. Very nice IPA.

4.1
Fisler (785) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2015
Wen haben wir denn da am Haken, einen vierhornigen Stichling, sehr selten in unseren Gefilden. Schaut aber wirklich toll aus und riecht mal so garnicht nach Fisch. Scheint also frisch zu sein. Na dann nehmen wir doch mal einen Happen. Sehr sehr angenehm, rund, nicht so bissig wie andere Artgenossen, hängt mit seinen Gräten lange im Hals und geht ganz sachte matt, leicht bitter runter. Runde Ding, der Stichling. Da werd ich die Angel gleich nochmal aus.

3.7
Msdrbeat (785) - East Lansing, USA - DEC 9, 2015
On tap at Hopcat. Grassy nose. Bit of grapefruit. Bitter at the front. Spreads through the mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
22oz Bomber. Pours a medium golden color with a slight haze. A short head leaves some scattered lacing in my Alesmith shaker glass. Pungent hop aroma with notes of pine, bubblegum and nectarines. Body is medium and slick with a biting bitter finish that lingers. Flavor is quite balanced and reminds me of Hop Devil in that respect. Quite bitter and hoppy with a good balance of malts. Overall a really great IPA!


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