RATINGS: 2649   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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3.9
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Strong citrus bitter hop nose. Gold amber, with a small head and great lacing. A little syrupy. Tart acidity undertones. Citrus hops dominate the palate, lemon, grapefruit. Bitter hop carbonation, and slight lingering bitterness aftertaste.

4.1
Tinco (617) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
Nice hazy orange with white head. Aroma is alot of sweet malts, orange, sweet fruits, tropical fruits, honey. Taste has a nice piney bitterness, grapefruit, caramel sweetness, orange, lemon, resin. A very nice IPA. THis bottle was enjoy by 10/24/12 so not sure how old the bottle is? Still an awesome IPA and I bet that it is even more awesome fresher! Cheers!

4.5
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Aroma of tropical fruits, apricot, mild grapefruit, taste is grapefruit, citrus, maybe mango, hop bitterness, very smooth on the palate, short to medium after taste, alcohol is well balanced. Very Good!

3.9
LuckyDog (615) - - APR 18, 2015
Slight grapefruit notes. A very good IPA. Pretty much a hop bomb, but drinkable.

4.7
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 A hazy orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is bready malt, tropical fruit, and floral. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus peel, and earthy.

4.3
lefossoyeur (613) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
Hazy orange with a creamy off-white head. Nose : Loads of peaches and apricot, enticing. Palate : Medium to full bodied, creamy, refreshing, great bitterness, really bold with grapefruit and tropical fruity hops in dominance. Long lingering fruity bitter finish. Amazing IPA

2.9
Nonshaugen (613) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
355 ml, bottle conditioned. Golden amber, thin beige head, lively carbonation. Aroma is citrusy and bready. Medium mouthfeel, long aftertaste. Flavourwise, I think the hops have died down a bit. The bottle may be a bit old, and has lost some of its former glory. The sample for this rating is not a world class beer.

4.5
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bomber shared with and thanks to Axilla. Poured slightly cloudy orangish in color with a nice off white sticky head that left great lacing on the glass. Aroma is very piney and floral with a nice sweetness to back it up. Tastes of sweet american hops, grapefruit, piney, resin, with a nice caramel malt backbone. Very fantastic and drinkable IPA.

3.8
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
Poured from a bottle into dogfish ipa glass. Golden orange clean appearance with a hearty white head. Smells very heavy on pine with citrus overtones. Fruit is in the background too, apricot I think? Bitter front that gets a bit malty, then more fruit and citrus, mostly grapefruit, into a bitter finish. Nice, crisp, refreshing, balanced.

4.1
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 10, 2015
from bottle that poured golden brown & very aromatic full of inviting hops taste is a fine blend with loads of grapefruit hoppy flavours & lingering bitterness


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