RATINGS: 2526   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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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4.2
conway (2210) - - MAR 15, 2013
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Once of the best IPAs out there. Huge citrusy and piney hop notes. Smooth rich palate and a lively carb. One of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
stoutnick (843) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 Golden. Aroma is peach with superb clarity. Taste is peach, bitterness, mild floral - perfect! Good moderate level of bitterness. Palate is mild bitterness with great finish. Overall, best straight up IPA I’ve yet had. Wowzers!

4.2
tom10101 (6267) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle (355 ml). Thanks to Tom for this one! Clear golden/orange with a medium off-white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is intensely fruity (mango, orange, apricot, peaches, pineapple), floral hops and slight honey presence. Taste is moderately malty with fruity notes (less than in the aroma), honey and moderate but long lasting bitterness. Medium body. Dangerously drinkable and extremely refreshing. Quite complex for an IPA. Wow!

4.2
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2013
Crisp IPA. Dark yellow pour with hoppy aromas. Lighter IPA in flavor. Very nice grapefruit notes, with a pretty balanced bitterness. Interestingly, what lingers for me is malt flavor, which isn't pronounced at the front end. ABV of 7% is quite cloy, particularly since the beer has a light mouthfeel. When I think La Jolla, this beer comes to mind. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2013
12oz Bottle A - Pours clear pale amber with a pillow 2 finger head. Nice retention. Ok lacing. S - Lots of lush citrus, peach, mango, and rose petals. T - Very balanced. Citrus/Pine/Malt. M - Light/Medium bodied. Nice carbonation. Bitter/citrus finish. O - Quality sessionalbe IPA with an amazing nose.

4.2
Firefly54 (246) - - MAY 3, 2013
Clear pale orange colour, medium Carbonation, tight fluffy white head. Aroma has Mango, citrus, apricot jam, most of tropical fruit you can get. Soft mouth feel. Mild bitterness but the sweetness is balanced. Taste follows nose. Could session this quite happily. Superb!

4.2
wolffish (661) - Saint-Donat, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
Celle-ci met la barre plutôt haute pour les suivantes... Elle sent tellement bon, c’est fou!!

4.2
Nero55 (944) - Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft. Pours red/copper color with a small head. Aroma of floral and resin hops with notes of apricot. Medium body with a nice malt backbone and a bitter finish.

4.2
toxichop (598) - South Gate, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
P: A nice golden orange pour with a thick white head. S: Oranges, tropical fruits, pineapples, grapefruit, slight caramel, but its pretty much hops all the way. T: Pineapples, some tropical fruits, slight pine, some bready cracker malt, but thats really hidden, pretty much it just pounds you with hop. M: Carbonation sting, crispy, with slight bitterness with a grapefruit sticky finish. O: Just a wave of hops.

4.2
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Pours orange with tall white head. All sorts of citrus and melon wafting from the glass. Not very malty which is the way I like ’em. Mango, peaches, pineapple, absolutely delicious, almost perfection in a glass for this IPA lover. Rather expensive (like Ruination) but you bet I’ll be buying it now that it’s available in Texas. If you like the Southern California style of citrusy IPA, you will LOVE this one.


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