Minderbinder (1716) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours golden with low off-white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of peppers, slight malt. Taste is of peppers, hot (extreme) peppers, very slight malt. Palate: Medium carbonation. Medium body [Note that I had a very hard time rating the palate as I could barely dare to take other sips]. Overall: This beer is straight-up gross. Extremely hot/peppery. This is not serious. Burning aftertaste. No complexity to speak of. Stear clear of this one.
mathieuc (1185) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks? Pours a strong golden with a light white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of hot peppers and perfume, hinting just a little to what is to come. Taste is of mexican food, hot, maybe some fruits, moderately bitter I think and not too sweet. Did I say hot? After two sips the heat is almost scalding and pretty unbearable. Would anyone really want to drink a whole bottle of this? Body is medium, carbonation maybe to high maybe (so much spices and heat to be able to tell). Way too much spices in this one, I almost feel like I’ve been trolled. It wasn’t completely bad but it wasn’t drinkable at all so we’ll never know. Avoid at almost all cost.
tom10101 (2664) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (12 oz). Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is of caramel, citrusy notes and spices/habanero. Taste is very hot and the habanero takes all the place along light caramel and hints of citrus. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very hot finish. Ever lasting burning aftertaste. Complete lack of balance. Way too hot. Probably one of the mot burning beers I’ve tried so far. Bad.
BLADT (511) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap pour. Appearance is similar to the basic, slightly reduced head. Raw pepper in the back ground on noise. Proper burn on taste. Builds nicely. A half pint is plenty, but surprisingly drinkable.
suprchunk (2103) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color. Sizable off white head. Lacing plasters the side of the glass. Aromas of malt hops and pepper skins. Taste is very much fresh hot peppers. Spicy.
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong habanero, lemon, and mango. Thin mouthfeel with strong heat, spice, light citrus.
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum courtesy of infi. Thanks Jonathan!. It’s a really cloudy looking one this, almost murky brown in the glass with a small off-white head on top. It has a nice fresh grassy herbal tea-like nose with traces of chocolate paper and dark malts. A bit strange but nice. In the mouth it’s light oily with a soft carbonation level. I get some soft prickling hints of the habanero, but its nowhere as warming as I was expecting. Some more chocolate paper also appears. Tea like finish. A good one, but I was really hoping for a bit more punch. 14.06.2013
tonychachere (1) - - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Sculpin has taken an otherwise mediocre beer and then destroyed it by over hopping it and adding a ludicrous amount of habanero heat to it. Hops is supposed to be a subtle flavor, one of several found in a beer. Hops is not supposed to mouthf*%k you into submission. This beer is a combination of the worst ideas in beer: Over hopped IPAs and misdirected American experimentation with over the top flavors. Simply put, this is one of the worst beers I have ever drunk in my life.
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jalapeno scent on the nose was interesting. Heat in the flavor seemed unbalanced. Thinking style and peppers don’t mix. Color and palate were exemplars of style. Draft - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA
infinitetease (13) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle given to me by a friend. I’m generally not a fan of chili beers, but this is excellent! The nose is nothing but citrus, and the taste is dry malt and more than enough heat to keep things interesting. Habanero Sculpin is pretty amazing - all of the qualities that make Sculpin a great beer and a blast of heat that adds to its overall flavor profile.
While this is not something I’d want to drink every day, I’m glad I got at least one opportunity to enjoy it.