Review – Sculpin (in cans)

My bier buddy Richard aka Cap’n, recently went to San Diego and he brought back the new, canned version of the iconic Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point.


Here is what I found when I opened the cans….

Pours a lovely orange color.  I am a little dubious about the variety of fruits listed on the label but I am surprised to get quite a bit of apricot balanced out by a charming hit of hops.  The bitterness isn’t super big but it adds a nice punch akin to sea salt too caramel.  Just tastes more frutier than I remember and I like it.

And here is the website info from the brewer, “The Sculpin is a testament to our humble beginnings as Home Brew Mart. It showcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon. The lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops.”

2 Replies to “Review – Sculpin (in cans)”

  1. Cool to see Ballast Point in cans. What’s most interesting to me is the new branding on the cans. It’s surprisingly restrained and might be tough to stand out on shelves, but their beer speaks pretty loudly, so it might not matter.

  2. The cans are a bit generic but they are in boxes with the familiar fish on the shelves.

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