jhamp9 (1252) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jkwood04 (4508) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of standard Sculpin with citrusy and resinous hops, some pale malts with light notes of caramel, and some dough. Flavor the same but a very peppery, spicy finish. Average texture. Sort of a pointless beer since normal and grapefruit are so good.
shigadeyo (3180) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/18/2015 (bottle): I love Sculpin and Grapefruit Sculpin and the Habanero Sculpin is quite good, but the chili pepper really covers up all of the great hop flavors. This drinks like an good IPA with a hefty amount of jalapeno flavor and heat that comes in on top and grows with each sip. This reminds me a bit of spicy peach salsa. I like it, but it’s not a great chili beer. I’d much rather have a Sculpin or Grapefruit Sculpin and then a chili beer. This beer as a bit of a let down as it could have been an amazing thing; I think there is some room for improvement with it...
dchmela (2784) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Gingerman. Hazy reddish gold pour. Citrus hops and pepper aroma. Nice clean malt with citrus hops and big spicy pepper taste. Really nice tongue numbing IPA.
fcjack1 (223) - Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from MSM. Pours a somewhat hazy golden color. White head. Scent is citrus, pepper. Taste is also citrus at first. Then hops for half a second. Then the heat comes. Not overbearing but pretty strong. Tasty.
bennetporter (253) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber from a bottle. Aroma is of grapefruit, with some slight burning in my nose. Flavor is of nectarine, lemon, then the heat hits you a few seconds later. This bottle had some good heat, but nothing that would knock you down, just enough to make you stop and look at the glass, like, "Huh? Whoa." Very good beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5316) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark golden color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweet pine, cactus and hot pepper. The flavor was pine, cactus, intense hot pepper and lots of sweetness to balance the heat. The hot pepper has an oiliness that sticks to the tongue. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.
bnokk (102) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE – color of dark golden ale. Pure white head has light & foamy characteristics and is persistent.
NOSE – smells of a mild IPA. Not very fruity or resiny, it’s well balanced and not terribly strong.
FLAVOR – well balanced IPA in the front and all spice all the way down the throat. Very good example of an extreme chili beer. This by far packs the most heat I’ve tried (Stone Chipotle Smoked Porter, Rivertown’s Death from Cincy, and other modest offerings. I have NOT tried the infamous ghost pepper beer yet).
NOTES – Overall great beer. Thoroughly enjoy the IPA front and the heat in the back. Yet another excellent take on Sculpin from BP.
George999 (228) - Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle the pour is orange slightly cloudy with a thin white head, the aroma is sweet with a light pepper, the taste crisp citrus and a nice heat punch with a good sweetness to balance the heat, the mouthfeel is medium with a minor wheat/malt finish.
growler6 (46) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy topical fruit. Spicy. Malt and bitterness linger in the background. Disappointing being a serious chili head. Nice try, but a not in the same class as Sculpin IPA.