RATINGS: 2646   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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3.3
bdleedahl (435) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
Drinking this beer at tivoli in SD. I don't know why the reviews are so hot for this ipa, it seems just mediocre to me.

3.5
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
IPAs arenít really my thing. This oneís good. It has a nice bitterness thatís a nicely balanced between astringency and citrusy/floral. And at 7% ABV itís not too malty.

3.8
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2015 The aroma is grapefruit, orange, orange peel, a bit of lawn, some resin, and a malty background of bread and caramel. The mouthfeel is medium, with a smooth body of medium viscosity and soft carbonation that wakes up when you press it against your palate. The taste is medium bitter, with some fruity and malty sweetness rounding it out. Swallow, and orange zest lingers under your palate. There is also an aftertaste of malt loaf and resiny hops. Very, very pleasant, but not as bright and fruity as I thought it would be. I probably need a fresher bottle.

3.6
libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours orange amber with thin head. Light lacing. Aroma of citrus and resinous hops balanced with apricot and malt. Flavor starts off a little sweet with flavors of peaches,lemon and oranges and progresses in to a long dry finish. Body is a bit thin but does not take much away from experience. Oily texture. Moderate carbonation. Really tasty but would do well with a bit more weight.

4.3
BadAprilia1000 (433) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours a nice golden color with a decent head that only sustains a minimal amount. Aroma is not huge but very nice, notes of bitter and sweet hops, citrus providing the bitter and an almost fruity sweetness. Taste is fantastic, notes of citrus orange zest and floral bitter hops, an absolutely awesomely done IPA.

4.1
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2012
beautiful light aromatic citrus hops. The bouquet of hops is my favorite characteristic-slaps you in the face. Extremely drinkable.

3.6
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Nice IPA. Aroma is not overpowering, but flavor is good. Nice piney sharpness, citrus. Slightly oily but pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Tight nose Old fruit notes. Pretty smooth. Tappers off towards the end. Mild bitterness.

3.5
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
On tap. Copper pour, small white head. Medium carbonation. Aroma of grapefruit, a little sour milk. Mild †palette. Dry hoppy finish. Pleasant but didnít knock me off my feet.

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samzim (426) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
Floral aroma with notes of lychee and grapefruit. Clear amber colour. Bitter front with notes of citrus and malt. Medium body with lively carbonation. A very tasty brew.


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