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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2015
12oz. Goddamn that has some kick to it! My girlie is on the constant hunt for ACTUAL spicy beers, and this definitely does the trick! Mangoish malt going on up front and itís all habanero in the back. The spice lingers. Itís like you have a spicy plate of food in front of you. Awesome!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (939) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
From a bottle into a goblet. The pour is a slight hazy dark orange with no head. There is a spicy mango hop taste that is great!. Would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle in Seattle. Gold rich gold. Interesting aroma of dense citrus fruit, rich hops and a touch of the pulp of the pepper. Aroma changes from typical Sculpin in to some wild guava and papaya. Pepper is bright and clear, quite hot, but it admittedly plays well with the fruity IPA. Not my favorite flavors, nor something Iíll be reaching for again, but it does like good spicy food make me want to take another bite (sip) even when I donít understand why. Interesting variation for sure

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1068) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a golden amber color with a white head. Hop, habanero, citrus, floral and malt aroma. Big habanero pepper, some citrus, floral and malt flavors. Rather hot. Good but spice completely masks the taste of the beer. Spicy lingering finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1015) - Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Pours deep orange with a medium white head. Smells peppery a citrus undertone. Taste is lots of pepper heat, hints of bitterness, a touch of citrus. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and average mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin finishes with a tangy, lingering heat.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Underdogs88 (237) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Nice citrus hop aroma. Appearance is gold with white head with below average head for an ipa. The beer has a nice citrus hop flavor. The heat is intense and makes this a sipping beer. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, I wouldn't buy it again. I like hot food but this beer is too hot to enjoy. If they cut the heat in half Id really like it though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarapeaches1990 (19) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pretty good...well real good. A little too spicy for me but yet I can appreciate the craft on this. Fresh habanero flavor, with the great sculpin hop flavor and aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tasted on 1/2/14 from a capped 12oz bottle. Big thanks to Chuck for the hookup. Pours clear, lightly muted orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to average lace, leaving some residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is fresh grapefruit and lightly fruity hops with just a light touch of bread malt, but all of that is quickly covered up by the amazingly spicy aroma of super spicy habaŮero. The flavor is tremendously spicy, really dominating, but there is a good IPA hiding underneath all of it, just not sure it is worth trying to find with this much super long lasting heat. The body is medium with average carbonation and the longest spicy finish of all time. I can understand how some people like this, but it is not for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2634) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Poured on tap, my wife hates spicey foods but really enjoys pepper beers, this one was a little too much for her though, pours a clear dark copper red with a light white head and lacing, the aroma has quite a bit of spice and pepper on the nose backed with a good amount of citrus too, the first drink is hot, it hits you right away but the citrus and tropical fruit seem to numb it after you finish it. The more I drank it the more mellow it seemed to get, I enjoyed this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1731) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. This one has a lot of heat. Initially tried pairing it with some spicy sushi and between this and the wasabi, it was too much. Habenero flavor all over it. Has the hop and malt you would expect from sculpin, with a ton of heat. The heat becomes a little too overbearing, unlike some of the spicy stouts, there isnít any sweetness to balance it out, and maybe that made it seem hotter than it is. Other than the joke that was stone crime, this might be the spiciest beer Iíve had.


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