A perfectly balanced India Pale Ale with a light citrusy note, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA is a trophy beer that harkens back to the brand's homebrew roots. Following years of experimentation, Ballast Point Brewing Company perfected its gold-medal winning IPA using five separate stages, all the while taking inspiration from hops, mango, lemon, peach and apricot flavors. Sculpin IPA is such a winner, in fact, that it's swept contests at the California State Fair, the World Beer Cup, the Great American Beer Festival and the European Beer Star Awards. While it certainly offers refreshing, fruity notes, this 7 percent ABV IPA packs a sting, just like the Sculpin fish for which it was named. Also known as the sea scorpion, the Sculpin fish has poisonous spikes on its fins that give a strong sting, but the fish itself is considered one of the tastiest in the world. We can think of no better name for the Ballast Point Sculpin IPA!
Thanks to its bright flavors and citrusy aromas, Sculpin IPA showcases the crispness of its hops. Even if you're not a fan of hoppy beers, be sure to give this crowd-pleaser a try. The bright and crisp Sculpin India Pale Ale pairs perfectly with Jamaican jerk chicken, seafood, coconut basmati rice and any cuisine with a hint of tropical flavor. Serve it chilled in a tulip beer glass to optimize the flavor and impress your guests, or enjoy it straight out of the bottle. We won't judge!