RATINGS: 2506   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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Bov (12888) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2014
courtesy of fiulijn - hazy reddish-orange beer with a poor head retention; solid aroma of oranges and grapefruit; full-bodied, juicy and very tasty; a solid bitterness and quite dry; long and very fruity hoppy finish (tangerines and oranges)- clean and straightforward

4.2
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 22oz bottle acquired in trade with WeeHeavySD (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper and clear golden color with an larger sized off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus (grapefruits and lemons), and grassy. Nice and hoppy aroma. Tastes of citrus, light caramel, pine, some melons, and a little fruity. Nicely bitter with a light sweetness. 8 3 8 4 16 Retasted and I’m upping the numbers on this one.

3.7
Camons (12671) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2017
Can, Blacktown, Australia. Pours golden with an offwhite head, lacings. Aroma of malt, light caramel, fruity hops, tropical fruit, peach mango, little spicy hops, light citrus. Flavor is sweet, light bitter, malt, fruity hops, peach, mango, citrus. Medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish. Good, but i like to try it fresh. 100317

4.2
thewolf (12630) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a large, creamy, white head. Aroma has lovely hops, peach, grapefruit, resin, citrus. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mild at first, bringing out sweetish doughy malts, then turns more fruity, peach, grapefruit and citrus with a piney punch. Lingering heavy bitterness.

3.7
j12601 (12616) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle shared by some of the excellent people at the Rosso release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a hazy brown amber with a soft off white head. Aroma is piled high with pineapple. Reminds me of the Green Flash imperial in that regard. Lots of citrus and pine notes as well. Body is light and a little bit thin, and not as complex as the aromas lead me to believe. Finishes well with a deep grapefruit bitter. If the middle of this was a little fuller I’d probably be in love.

4.3
jcwattsrugger (12433) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
on tap-pours a white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is citrus lemon-hops (amarillo). Taste is citrus lemon-hops (Amarillo), faint medium malt. OK carbonation.

4.1
Sammy (12346) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
tasty excellent IPA. Orange appearance with white head. Grapefruit aroma, very nice.Very smooth, very drinkable. Great resiny hop. One of the best IPAs I ever had, and the bottle picture is cute too.

4.3
slowrunner77 (12139) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2016 "right at the start i didn’t know what all the fuss was about. but the beer opened up. very. nicely. pours lighter than most, almost like a pale. in the end, the aroma and feel especially reminded me of Alesmith IPA (arguably my favorite) with the subtle but present peach/mango tropical fruit flavor going on alongside the bitter hops being the difference. very nice. hopefully one i’ll get to revisit. 2013- seems to me this is one of the best fresh. Top 3...but doesn’t seem to have much of a shelf life, even for an iPa, in bottles or kegs. 8/12 awesome on tap! " 2015/2016 seems to be slipping a bit.

3.3
Desverger (11808) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Can@Brewdog Clapham, London - pours a golden colour with good white head. Medium sweet tropical fruity hoppy and malty aroma and taste, some vague grapefruit mango and peach notes. Can was well in date but overall though found this very subdued and not as good as I was expecting.

4
madsberg (11773) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2008
Bottled at Papsoes Blind tasting 19th. June 2008 no 27: Pine, herbs, flowers and citrus in the aroma. Flavour is sweet, herbal, has light caramel, flowers and pine. Meidum to full bodied. Dry. Medium to strong bitterness in the end. Is quite balanced. High drinkability.


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