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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3.6
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.

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

4
samzim (428) - 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.

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 didn’t knock me off my feet.

4.2
VinegarStroke (426) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle (22 ounce): Clear, golden with a hint of copper and a thick head. Huge lift of fresh hops. Lantana, citrus, pine. Very fresh. Green but rich.. Dry to off dry. Medium to medium high bitterness. Not sour. Rich, very fresh. Great weight and length. Bitterness is balanced by flavor. Tropical, citrus, pine hop flavors with malt to match. Intense west coast IPA but as balanced as they come. Intense but lovely beer.

4.2
QuezXLV (423) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Maybe ts too cold, but there was not much of an aroma, but I did notice a hint of lemon peel. Definitely a good looking beer; amber body and slightly cloudy with lasting SUDS. Light on the palate. The taste is outstanding with something different than other IPA; almost a bit of smokiness to the hops. The hops are intense but not too overpowering. As far as IPAs goes, this one is up there with Bell’s Two Hearted.

3.3
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2013
A: Pours a little on the light side but otherwise amber. Head dissipates pretty rapidly leaving some good lacing. S: Aroma is very fruity. Appricot... orange are the big players. Some hops but lighter. T: Subtle fruit notes. A little bit of fruit. A little bit of malt. The bitterness seems to overwhelm the other notes and fade quickly leaving a dull bitterness. P: Carbonation is a little aggressive. Decent flavor development. I was so excited to try this beer! Great ratings.... picture of a sculpin (my wife totally takes care of them at the aquarium!) IPA, Ballast Point!!! But this beer was pretty disappointing. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. A little uncontrolled... doesn’t bring anything special to the table. The Big Eye IPA and the Calico Amber were way way better. I have a growler of this bad boy in the fridge so I will see if it gets better. Bottled w/ drink by date at 7/11/2013

3.3
TimsRatings (421) - - JUN 27, 2014
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Pours a nice clear amber with a finger of head. Crisp hoppy aroma and taste. Touch of bitterness. Good, everyday IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2011
Bebida en varias ocasiones en city beer,san francisco... buena carga de lúpulol,con toques de mango,limon,albaricoque, buena retención.parece mas una pale ale extra mas que una ipa. MUY buena y fácil de beber.

4.1
Dpaquet (420) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
Pour is clear amber/golden with white head and lot of lacing. Aroma is very fruity, mangos, pineapple, citrus, . Taste is fruity hops, light caramel, dry finish. low body and good carbonation. Would drink this all day.


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