RATINGS: 2622   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Smell: Ruby Red Grapefruit, orange, citrus rind, and a touch of pine. Hints of tropical fruit. Pineapple makes a big appearance as it warms. Just a slight touch of booze. Very inviting. Taste: Lots of sweet grapefruit up front, but remains present throughout. Wave of hop bitterness and big pine comes next, with a finish that reminds me of biting into bitter grapefruit rind. Oily bitterness and dryness lingers afterward.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agent_persik (725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2017
Amber colour, medium white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, malt, pine, hops. Sweet lightly dry taste, medium bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Piotrek4 (118) - Lublin, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
W aromacie głwnie słodkie owoce, niezbyt intensywne. W smaku lekka podbudowa słodowa, skontrowana solidna grejpfrutowa goryczka. Poprawna, solidna IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdleedahl (366) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavyK (35) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2017
pours golden orange, vibrant grapefruit aroma, big fizz and fantastic balance of the grapefruit, hops and pine that a West Coast IPA does so well...when done well...and this is done well...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
hauxe (624) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - APR 14, 2017
Pours gold with an orange hue. Leaves a full, creamy white head. Aroma is maracuja, mango, citrus. Perhaps light vomit notes if one is to be unkind about it. Overall though, a good start. Taste is bitter with strong fruity undertones. A bitterness that subsumes itself with increasing acridity moving into the finish. An overdose of pine so to speak. Body is to the light side of medium, and the brew has a smooth, creamy feel in the mouth. Maybe Im just not into IPAs with such a strong hops profile. Verdict: good, but far from great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
torbjorn_sunde (3) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2017 does not count
My compliments to the producers. You really made a true US West Coast IPA that really pleased my taste buds, every single one of them. "My preciouzzz ...."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akk0 (2) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2017 does not count
Bottle from system bolaget. Pours nice amber color with little to none head. Quite bland taste but great bitterness. Didnt get this one...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (1634) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 13, 2017
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1721) - - MAR 27, 2017
Can. Grapefruit hop citrus aroma with notes of tropical fruit, apricot, peach, lemon and a bit of pine resiny hop bitterness. Pours orange-amber colored with a large tan head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with bright tropical fruit, apricot and peach flavors with a little bit of lemony citrus. Finishes dry, but fairly smooth with grapefruit hop citrus and acidity and a bit of piney hop bitterness. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meccahh69lol (121) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Even after many years, this is still one of the best west coast IPAs. It has a delectable floral aroma with citrus tornado and the appearance is a bright frisky orange not unlike that furrocious feline Garfield. The taste is a fruity hop bop on the nose with heavy notes of mango, lemon, and a sweet round crunchy bitter backbone. Theres a lot to chew on here and this was one of the first I had that justified the inflated 14-15 a sixer price point. Good for blissing out to some new age synthesizer jams while you wait for your better half to change into something.

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