RATINGS: 2625   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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 650ml bottle. No date. I hope it is fresh. It pours a lightish gold with a frothy white head. There is some decent lacing as it recedes. The smell is nicely hopped. It is mostly pineapple and generic like smarties or something. The flavor is really nice. It tastes like it gets way too much hype though. It has a clear cut bitterness which is great but it is the support act that isnt as great as I was hoping. There is some tropical fruit backing, but I want more. Overall though it is a solid IPA. New bottle best by 9/13, Crustal clear appearance. Aroma is citrus, pineapple, caramel, bready malt, some spice. Flavor is round, fruity, citrus, nice pine, very good bready malt base. Like drinking a pilsener if it were an ipa. A finely crafted brew that took me a few times to really appreciate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (12113) - 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 Im upping the numbers on this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12071) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
355ml bottle shared with Charly and Finn. Dotted spots on the glassware from a persistent, bubbly, off-white head. Cloudy apricot coloured body. Hop fruity aroma containing grapefruits and lemon. Fruity taste of ripe orange, apricot, and pumpkin. Bittersweet citrus peels to the ending. Medium plus bodied. Good drinking (Troms 19.02.2014).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (11839) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (11747) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11655) - Sborg, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (11477) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2016 "right at the start i didnt 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 ill get to revisit. 2013- seems to me this is one of the best fresh. Top 3...but doesnt 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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
650 ml bottle. From GBBF, London, England. Courtesy of Brandman.
Cloudy deep orangey golden colour with small white head. Aroma is near perfection. I could be sniffing this all night. Fruits (a lots of), mild pine, candy, marmalade and balancing malt. Flavour is also very balanced. Much more bitterness, but also caramel malt. Pine, marmalade, fruits, tree leaves and malt. Dry Bitterness stays. Excellent blend of hops. Very enjoyable. Probably the best IPA ever.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 Can 355ml @ Hotel room, Fairfield Inn, Flushing, NY
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long light malty, slightly dry, bitter, pine, citrus and grape finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Bottle 650ml @ Craft Bar, New York, NY
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and grape. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long fruity kind of dry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [8 3 8 4 16 = 3.9 7/9/2011]


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 3 4 5  6  7 8 9 » 263
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5