reberiii (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
olio (7528) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
drsordr (1545) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
AirForceHops (4523) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
obguthr (4598) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jhamp9 (1302) - 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 (4785) - 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 (3287) - 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 (2834) - 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.