Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
From: San Diego, CA
Chris Schonberger says: Sculpin is one of those beers that you see around pretty often and is easy to pass over as a usual suspect—until you stop fronting and actually taste the stuff. Then, it becomes pretty damn clear why it won gold at the World Beer Cup 2010. It's a great representation of the San Diego style, but not quite as punishing as, say, a Green Flash IPA. An appealing aroma of grapefruit and oranges is bolstered by big citrusy hops, and it's all balanced out by a solid backbone of malt sweetness.