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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4.9
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2010
UPDATED: APR 26, 2011 Rerate 4-26-11
Very consistent, right now I’m drinking this on a nightly basis. This is pretty much IPA perfection, and is pretty much everything I want in an IPA. Decidedly better in bottle than on tap. Unfortunately I can’t find it in bottle anywhere other than Julio’s Liquors. Will stock up soon for the summer before going back home, thinking ~20 bottles, ~$200, hope that will be enough.
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Orig. rating 8-25-10
Clear amber; medium frothy white head; appetizing appearance. Incredible aroma, lots of grapefruit, passionfruit. Easy to gulp down; medium bitterness, white grapefruit, slightly powdery texture. On the dry side but carrying a lot of flavor. This hits you in the same way that peeling a grapefruit releases its aromatics. Exceptional IPA.
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4.9
SanfordBrewer (1576) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
translucent gold with a thick dense head. medium-full body with high carbonation.

aroma: bright citrusy apricot slight-pine hops, sweet pale malt with a rather helles-like character.

taste: grassy piney hop bitterness, a definite woody note, pale malt, mild minerality, and a touch of yeastiness.

4.9
FrankBrew (43) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Golden, floral, fruity start bitter finish, bubbly and refreshing, quintessential California ipa

4.9
Hop_Hedonist (598) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2015 Always wanted to try this - finally - supremely balanced - quite a malt bite to it but lovely hop load.

4.9
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
This is a near perfect beer. Smell and taste the fruit. Apricot holds true to the description. Great tasting IPA but don’t be deceived. This is not your typical IPA. This one is a rarity.

4.9
MikeNowick1986 (17) - - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 All around nice beer. Great after taste. The price tag is a bit steep,but still a beer worth drinking.

4.9
melush (4105) - SPAIN - JUN 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2016 Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Tanakaya Liquor Store en Tokyo, Japon. Color dorado. Sabor a lupulo, ligeramente citrico, resinoso, amargo, muy ligeramente frutal. Una IPA extraordinaria.

4.9
MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Hell yeah. Ballast Point’s ale tastes every bit as aggressive as a West Coast IPA should, yet it has more balance than some of its peers. The aromas and flavors meld together with pine, spruce, grapefruit, resin, and the subtle juiciness of overripe tropical fruits. The balance between malts and hops is fantastic. You get just a hint of biscuit taste among the bitterness. There’s also a note of earthy, grassy sweetness. While these kinds of IPA’s have become extremely common, Sculpin shares the stage with a select few ales that truly embody the West Coast art of hoppy beer.

4.9
pricey290483 (796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
got this beer recommended to me by a member of staff at whole foods and i couldn’t thank him enough what a beer this is fair play good amount of hops good kick of bitterness at the end a very very nice beer one that i will be taking home from new york with me


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