RATINGS: 2577   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle from Mcgee Liquor in Tucson. Clear gold pour with a short white head leaving moderate lace. Nose is pine, ganja and some caramel. Medium body with moderate, fine carbonation with a creamy mouth feel. Pine, ganja, caramel, lemon and a hint of orange, pineapple and ethanol. Finish is more bitter, with grapefruit and dendelion. Nice balance for a West Coast IPA, but a bit hot. Sorry, but this one just doesnt stand out to me.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Pours a warm copper color. Aroma is spectacular, pine, sweet peaches, I am really liking this. The flavor is almost elegant, with some citrus notes coming through. I really like this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotchzombie (553) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Pours hazy deep orange gold with a fluffy, golden-tinged head that settles to a finger and fades gradual-like. Wafts a wonderful sweet aroma that carries over into the front end of a sip. Floral hop notes and vanilla, caramel, orange and peach. Taste has powerful and complex citrus from sweet orange and lemon to bitter grapefruit. Incredible balance - this beer dances along your tongue. Pine hops and caramel malt in there too. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitterness is enhanced with warming. Outstanding depth of flavor and truly amazing balance between sweet and bitter. A world-class IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dal9000 (552) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
This is a very smooth IPA. Not overpowering pine hops nor bitter. Mild hops after about 5 seconds with a slow fade. This is excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (548) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Draft. Tap takeover at Original Gravity during SF beer week. Pours half way between gold and orange. Loads of grapefruit. Orange. Bitter grapefruit and rind hops. Aroma is the same. There seems to be some peach in both the aroma and the flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (546) - - MAY 7, 2016
12oz bottle. Clear golden color with a white head. Grapefruit hops aroma. Tropical fruit upfront with a hops finish. Medium light body. Very well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (545) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle (22oz $7): I get mostly pine and not much citrus taste from this, Then there is a slow build to a fair amount of bitterness that lingers and almost turns to metallic tasting. Good, but not going to be a regular.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AbbeyRoade (544) - Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Nice specimen. Almost a bit pale but very happy and a bit floral/piney as well. Mild bitterness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
light amber color, aroma is citrus with lots of grape fruit, flavor is citrus and grape fruit and more grape fruit, slight caramel malt sweetness with a very dry finish, my favorite IPA! amazing beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2009
On cask at The Flying Saucer in Raleigh. Light gold pour with a small white head on it. It was a little undercarbonated, but not too badly. Light and fruity hop flavor, but missing a little bit of hoppy bitterness that I was expecting. Easy to drink and very tasty though!


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