Sculpin IPA

Brewer: Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits

Style: India Pale Ale

Produced in San Diego, one of the earliest brewing communities to embrace hopped-up IPAs, Sculpin features a huge blast of juicy, citrus hops without blowing out your palate with bitterness. "It has that West Coast aggressiveness," says Michael Roper, owner of Chicago's famed Hopleaf gastropub, "but Ballast Point tamed it enough to make you want another".