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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4.1
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

3.3
mintzmeet (457) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2016
On draft at lost lake. delicious IPA. Really dig this. Perfect amount of kick to it, but also smooth. Hoppy but it's a light hoppiness that's sparkly.

3.9
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Aromatics are lovely and very "light" in hops lots of citrus and bright fruits. Just a lovely smelling beer. Those aromatics are replicated in a super balanced taste lots of grapefruit and mild bitterness.

4.1
BrewHaMeister (456) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle pours an orange amber with a thick white head and nice lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and melon. Flavor is very well balanced citrus hop bitter with a clean slightly peppery finish.

4.3
Bork (455) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Not your average IPA with loads of mango, apricots and peaches on the nose. Taste is not as sweet as aroma, instead subduing the fruits and the pines creating a mild yet distinctly bitter beverage. Different.

4.2
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
you really don’t get much better than this with IPAs. Fresh, sweet, hoppy. It’s my goto IPA out west.

4
lightbias (453) - USA - MAY 24, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Bottled on March 3 and tasted on May 24...The aroma of this beer poured into a stout glass from a bomber is tantalizing and fresh, bringing apricot, mango and a nice strong hops. The soft, off-white head is small but tenacious, clinging to the sides of my glass and a nice contrast to the soft amber of the liquid inside. A median bitter, but long lasting on my tongue and nicely fizzy without feeling over carbonated. This is a most pleasant brew, nicely balanced, fruity but not too sweet, hoppy bitter and evenly balanced in all the experiences. Another go-to brew on my favorites list!

4.3
swesson (453) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
From a can. Pours a light amber-orange and makes a nice white head. Smells of toffee and light caramel. Tastes of grapefruit, citrus, and hops. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2010
22oz bottle, although I’ve had it from growler as well. Beautiful amber hue, and great carbonation, very fresh at time of sampling. So much citrus intermingling with the resin aroma, little bit of a tropical note. Very well balanced, hop profile goes right through the palate start to finish.

3.9
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Heard rave reviews about this and had to give it a go. Clear, golden pour with a nice, sticky head. Nose is packed with citrus and pine notes. The flavor keeps up where the nose left off, lots of citrus and dry, earthy hops permeating throughout. Can’t say I’m disappointed from what I have heard about this brew, it is solid through and through.


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