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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4.2
pressboxjoe (464) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2011 Bottle. Rerating. Still smells amazing - pine, peach, apple, apricot, pear. Flavor nicely bitter more than sweet, but a really nice latent maltiness. Now I see what all the fuss is about.

4.2
ColovianTrader (464) - - FEB 23, 2014
Lots of grapefruit in this one. Bitter citrus hops, caramel, orange, tart fruit and pine with undertones of bread. Well balanced and a dry finish. Lives up to its reputation as a world class IPA

4.1
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2014
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: Orange/copper in color. Generous white head with good retention. Impressive lacing. Pretty close to ideal. Aroma: Lots of citrus on the nose. Orange, grapefruit. Peach. Some floral notes also. Really nice. Taste: Pretty dry upfront with mild bitterness in the finish. Palate: Medium/light body. Soft mouthfeel. Longer finish. Overall: This beer has a lot going for it. The aroma is fantastic. The hops profile is pretty much ideal for me. Appearance was very nice as well. The body was a little lighter than I prefer, but I know this was by design. Overall a very nice beer.

3.9
Seffle (464) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle from SB 150904. Clear golden amber withe creamy lasting and lacing white head. Powerful citrus and tropical fruit in the nose, not so much resins. Very nice and pleasant bitterness with long aftertaste. Truly nice, but there is a bit to much alcohol breaking through that decreases the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
SlimHabib (463) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle pour. Clear dark golden with a large soapy off white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, and grass. Full creamy body. Sweet with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
villevav (463) - FINLAND - JUN 7, 2015
[2015-05-20, Leskinen] Kullankeltainen, kirkas. Tiheä vaahto, joka häipyy hitaasti. Sitruksinen humalointi, reilusti katkeroa. Maku on yrttisen katkera ja sitruksinen.

3.9
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle pours a hazy yellow not much head. Smells tastes of honey grapefruit mango citrus some bitter resin in it. Nice crisp bite. Great beer.

4.1
rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Pours cloudy golden amber, with fluffy head. The aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine, bread, somw earthy. The flavor is pine, followed by citrus, grapefruit, some caramel, bread. Nice end bitterness that lingers for a bit, balanced beer. Overall fantastic beer, that is very easy to drink

4.3
GlennHendry (460) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2016 A hop bomb bouquet of fresh citrus with lots more on the palate. Grapefruit and orange dominate, along with, mango, grapefruit, a bit of peach and some piney goodness. Deliciously bitter.

4.1
rick_91709 (459) - USA - SEP 20, 2013
Poured from a can. Hazy gold with a very thick, long-lasting head. Very strong citrusy aroma. Bitter, but in a good way. Definitely would have again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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