superspak (4236) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/29/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, habanero pepper, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, habanero pepper, and light-moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, habenero pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness and pepper spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, habanero pepper, and light-moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness and pepper spice after the finish as well. Moderate amount of pepper heat, but not overwhelming. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately crisp/sticky/spicy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming other than the pepper heat on the finish. Overall this is an incredible pepper spiced IPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, habanero pepper, and light-moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink even with the pepper spice and heat. A highly enjoyable offering.
ej (1108) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazed orange with a medium white top. Aroma is citrus fruits, grass, mango and peach. Flavor has a hint of malt before the a light bitter touch then the habanero takes over. A moderate and lasting "burn". Somewhat dry. Medium to medium-light body with avg co2 levels. Needless to say, it goes very well with tacos! :)
Satyrn (4) - Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maximum spicy! I am a fan of the spicy beers but this guy goes a bit too far. It is almost all burn and bitter. Not bad but I do not believe Iíll ever buy more than one at a time.
andyhwcinc (1762) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home just after work on a Friday. I don't know why I think I'll enjoy spicy beers, they're painful, but this is probably the best one I've had. Appearance is a relatively clear golden amber, moderate white head just like Sculpin. Aroma doesn't really have much to it. Taste just smacks you with spice, to the point where I don't think I can finish, but at first you get a decent hoppy IPA but then all hell breaks loose and it's just fire. Won't have again.
DandyWolfFloyd (987) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very intrigued seeing this many times before. Didnít originally want to however, as "spicy" beers have been gimmicky in my opinion. I took a chance as the regular Sculpin is very good.
Aroma - is of the citrus variety hops, just a slight bit of pine.
Appearance - nice clean coppery body with a big full head that sustains and laces throughout.
Taste - is wonderful. In the front it has a nice citrus quality, with slight malts in the middle and end. Then the spice comes in late, and is not like a (spice) but obviously from some other ingredient obviously habaneros. There also some complimentary ingredients a variety of drupe fruits. Really tasty.
Palate - one concern I had was a potential unpleasantness, either an acid reflux or production of phlegm. Not at all the case. The feel was complex - started with the dominant flavors and was absent of the heat wave. Then the heat it rushes in and gives just enough buzz to be enjoyable. The body light, texture neither thin nor oily - but consistent w/ the typical IPA styles, carbonation was lively, finish long w/ heat - and not much bitterness to speak of.
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange yellow body with a white head of tiny bubbles. Aroma of grapefruit but dominated by the spicy habanero peppers. The taste was as expected a good dose of hops but the peppers overpowered everything. The heat persisted through the aftertaste and I have a feeling Iíll be experiencing this one tomorrow too. Overall this seems too gimmicky to be worth trying again.
Foffern (1595) - BodÝ, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Has a slightly hazy amber color with an off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, peaches, grass and jalapeno. The flavor is sweet and fruity at first with grapefruit, and then it explodes of chili that lingers. Has a slick mouth feel, medium body and a medium bitterness. Iím sure itís a nice IPA in the base but the taste is dominated by chili. The aroma is interesting though. This ale is for the chili enthusiast, for me itís not very balanced.
rocbyter (2037) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong citrus aroma with hints of spiciness. Clear orange color with a small white head. Hop bitterness in the beginning with habanero spiciness joining in the fun soon after and lasting until the finish. A little bit of a burn at the end.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
That's a spicy meat'a'ball! Pretty good light flavors, like a blonde ale, but the heat takes over and kinda overpowers the flavor. Interesting beer but I don't think I'd get it again unless I was specifically looking for a hot pepper beer.
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milewide (1958) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
WOW! Over the top heat! So hot that it took me 3 times as long to drink than my usual IPAs. I enjoyed...but Iím not sure I am man enough to handle this! :-)