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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (829) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2016
This is an extremely hard beer to rate. Iíve basically never seen a less "balanced" beer -- this one is completely and entirely dominated by the habanero. And thatís where the difficulty comes in. If you like hot, spicy beers, this one will really deliver. I personally found that it was delicious and well-made, but close to undrinkable from how hot it was. This is definitely a great beer, but six months later Iíve still got two more sitting in my fridge because Iím too scared to drink them!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1889) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle at home, brought by Steve, thanks alot! Very fruity, burns slightly, light bitter, very nice to the style, but I donít like hotness in my beers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2016
All of the great ratings of the standard offering which I love. Rich aroma and flavor are not hampered at all by the heat. The habs bring serious and intriguing and pleasant / well short of unfun heat, detract zero from the base flavors. No such thing here as addition by subtraction, this is pure addition to one heck of a great beer with a wonderful in beer pairing with spicey. Sure, if you donít like the heat, not an enhanced beer; at the same time donít buy any more (leave it for the rest of us) and get out of the kitchen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TH28 (379) - - JAN 22, 2016
12oz bottle. Bottled 12/11/15. Appearance: Clear dark golden with a fluffy white head and decent lacing. Aroma: Like the original Sculpin, dominant hop aroma of tropical fruit, peaches, and mango. No apparent maltiness of sense of pepper. Taste: Starts with a soft malt sweetness, and then, holy hell one sharp bite of capsaicin heat! Kinda overpowers the rest of the flavor profile from there, and is compounded by the sharp bitterness: Mouthfeel: If I could feel my tongue...Medium body with a moderate bitterness. Finish: Strong capsaicin heat lingers long after the finish and seems to intensify. Only a hint of fruity and grassy hop bitterness is perceptible. Overall: The look and aroma of this beer are true to what Sculpin is, then then habanero hits the tongue and itís game over. The good news is that this beer is exactly what I thought a habanero sculpin would be, itís a well made beer. But thatís also the flaw in my opinion. The sharp heat eventually overpowers and after a few drinks I find myself not wanting to take another. The spicing becomes cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 21, 2016
Very interesting brew, Sculpin with Habanero chili. Iím a kimchi eating Korean and this was pretty spicy for me :) Lots of grapefruits, citrus, habanero, spicy aroma. Pretty much same with the original Sculpin, but when you drink a sip, and then the beer goes down through your throat, you start feeling the spiciness. Wouldnít try another time-because the original one is a great alternative- but still worth a try!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1955) - Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Some of the goodness of sculpin. Not really much any hops. Well what hops are there are just mix so well with the peppers. Love the heat. The heat is exactly what you want if you got a íhabeneroí brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (899) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Clear orange pour with thin hazy layer of white foam. Aroma of waxy habenero along with the typical sculpin fragrant orange. Carbonation is average, bitey creamy mouthfeel, finishes dry. Taste has distinct habenero, very waxy, hop flavor takes a backseat - with grass and orange citrus. Very spicy habenero IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (582) - Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Crisp and hoppy aroma of regular sculpin and Iím also getting some fresh habanero pepper and a dank quality. Average appearance - like most commercial lagers except for a big fluffy pillow of bright white foam. Iím not getting the citrus hops from the deScription, but there is a very brief flash of hops until the peppery heat takes over. It is a lingering spice that lasts well until the last sip. This is very spicy, a sipper for sure. The palate is a little underwhelming. Not very complex - just hops and spice. Unfortunately, I tried regular and grapefruit sculpin before drinking this one (not in the same day) and the habanero just doesnít live up to the other ones. Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - JAN 15, 2016
Well they werenít lying. Thereís definitely habenero in here. Sweet mango, caramel and light fruits quickly give way to hot and smoky habenero.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Bottled. Poured medium golden with lots of find sediment and a creamy, sticky white head. The aroma picked up sweet grapefruit meat and light biscuity notes topped by grapefruit zest, black pepper, and light green peppers. The flavor found similar grapefruit and biscuity notes at the core, with a big, quickly-building peppery head emanating outward.. the Sculpin-y hops get overwhelmed.. long, peppery finish. Medium-bodied and too hot for my liking on the palate.. carbonation was good.. I donít need another.

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