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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (340) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Sculpin is such a fruit heavy IPA (for me tropical, grapefruit and peach) and habanero are such a fruity pepper (mango and other tropical stuff) these two pair well together. Also itís a habanero. It could be much hotter but there is sense of danger as liquid capiscum coats your throat and mouth. Not a quencher this one. Hats off for the crazy guys that bottled and distributed this to Whole Foods.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2341) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft. Pours clear gold with a fizzy white head. Smells like vegetable and light pepper. Tastes like spicy pepper, vegetable, pale malt... And a lot of spice. Light body and low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1316) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Holy crap -- talk about truth in advertising! I love habanero, but this is that times a billion. Iím giving it the rating in question because it lives up to the label, but this is a hard beer to drink!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (747) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from Jess. Pours a golden color with thick white head. Aroma is pretty mild, not really much here, pepper or hoppy goodness. Taste is light, dry, then the pepper hits. Pretty darn spicy. Missing much of the great ipa base, but interesting take on the IPA, which lives up to the name.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2456) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at least the brewery. Clear yellow/orange pour with an off white head. Grapefruit hop aromas. Grapefruit hop notes upfront give way too some serious heat from the habaneros. Wowzers. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1585) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
October 4, 2014. On tap at SBWF. Pours clear orange with a dense white head, leaving a nice lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma has pine, resin, grapefruit and fruity habanero.Taste is bitter pine, tropical fruits light sweet fruity and malty notes, some habanero heat. Finish has some piney bitterness but is dominated by fruity and hot habanero leaving a lasting (pleasant) chili burn. Medium body and a light sticky carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (2119) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Hazy light orange pour with a small head that fade to a nice ring. Aroma is pretty great. Nice mix of apricot, mandarin oranges and peppers. Tastes very spicy. Strong heat from the peppers nearly covers up everything else. Just hints of citrus and sweet malt. Medium body. Fairly smooth. Overall, itís decent but itís just too spicy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1940) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Butler at his house. Pours yellowish gold with no head. Aroma is fruity with pineapple. Some pepper on the nose. Flavor is entirely habanero with slight bitterness. Fair amount of heat in the back of the throat. Really interesting. Finishes clean and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (353) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Taster... Clear amber orange... Classic sculpin base with Habanero heat!!! Very flavorful, but not a thirst quencher... Better for mixing a Bloody Mary or cooking chili... Excellent !!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
SWBF 2014. Pours peach with a lacy white head. Aromas of peach, honey, grapefruit, kiwi with some hints of a peppery tone. Quite similar to ordinary Sculpin. Tasting it also very much reminds of the usual Sculpin characteristics: fantastic tropical fruit tones - mango, peach, paricot, grapefruit - and that nice malty base to it. After swallowing it though - wow! What a kick! Quite fiery and burns not a little bit. Not too much though. Very well balanced and I quite like that habanero kick!


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