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Our Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got us into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, we knew hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (655) - Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Clear copper/gold with big off white head. Citrus hop aroma with hint of the Habanero to come. Sweet malt backbone with a citrus hop balance. Habanero: sharp spicy bite, lingering green pepper in the finish. I enjoyed this beer (thanks dlovell2 for sharing), not sure if I’d want to go through a whole 6-pack though, I think a draft at a restaurant that serves fried food or a single bottle where they allow mixed-6 packs would be the way to go. Not really a "regular" brew or a session beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cousin_Larry (507) - - MAY 31, 2015
Smells like fresh armpit sweat. Flavor has no hints of citrus, apricot, or pine that I like in IPAs. The afterburn is unique (it’s actually spicy hot) and the only thing I really like about this beer. Yuck. But at least it’s kind of interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3774) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Tap. Golden with small head. Doesn’t seem that hot with the first sip, but the heat builds. Pepper beers aren’t my thing, but I can appreciate that this is well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reberiii (405) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Nice heat...a potent burn that doesn’t stick around too long. The beer is crisp with a vegetal finish after the heat. Not my favorite Sculpin, but then spicy beers aren’t my thing just yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7367) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
355 ml bottle @ Timo A. Thanks rosenbergh!
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Some grassy notes on the nose, hops, resin and citric fruits. The habanero kicks in right from the bat on the flavor, some resinous hops and caramel, orange and mild grapefruits, lingering and slightly burning habanero on the aftertaste. Very nice palate wrecker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1429) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle pour avg gold with light orange hue. Nose innocent enough, some mango and tropical fruit hop, with a light green chili undertone. Taste comes out swinging, green pepper chilis followed by heat. Briefly some hop flavors from the nose, but then the heat continues through the finish. Some late sweet malt, but mostly light burn.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Well it tastes spicy. Not really habanero as there is no discernable citrusy pepper flavor, and this stuff is extremely sweet behind the moderate bitterness.. Just a mess and not enjoyable to drink. Craft beer has really shit itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (4233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2015
12 oz bottle. The aroma is just like the base sculpin with juicy grapefruit, mild pine and peach. Pale malts, nicely juicy.

The flavor starts like the base brew and for me it still was kind of mild pepper tones for the first 3 oz. the heat then really stacked up and got overbearing. Dry texture with lingering heat. I have NEVER been a fan of pepper in my beer but it maybe ok for someone who really enjoys hot stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4451) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Strong grapefruit and tangerine nose, with a subtle pepper presence. Hazy amber, medium yellow head. Grapefruit, lemon, and a lot of pepper. Pine finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation, hot. Not quaffable, but a fantastic sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1260) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Clear orange pour with a nice lasting white head and good lacing. Aroma is habanero, citrus, and caramel. Taste is earthy peppers and citrus rind. There is a hint of malt sweetness. It is hot and the burn lingers for a long time. Would not recommend to anyone who doesn’t enjoy spicy stuff. Also, not a beer I will drink a lot of but I appreciate it for what it is and habanero is a nice pepper to go with Sculpin.

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