Where – San Benito Ale House, Half Moon Bay
How – On Tap
Probably my favorite IPA. Sculpin comes in at 7% ABV with 70 IBUs.
Sculpin pours a rich golden color. Has a hint of lemon on the nose. Flavor is fruity with some grapefruit hoppiness. It packs a mouthful, but in a good and almost refreshing way for an IPA. Smooth.
(pic from a more recent Sculpin indulgence at the Tradesmen in SF. Sara approves).
The only problem with Scuplin IPA is unless you are buying it at a bar, it is exceedingly pricey. At last check at Whole Foods, a 6er was $14. I have found it to be $6-$7 on tap, or even bought cans at Gott’s in the SF Ferry Building for $5.
Overall, tough to beat.