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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2588) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Yeah so this is an ipa with a serious Habanero kick. Nice experiment but IMO Habanero as opposed to Chipotle or whatever is just too spicy for a beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bavarian81 (111) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Interesting beer. The aroma was a nice aroma of balanced floral hops and some citrus. The taste started out as a good IPA flavor.. floral, piny hops and what not, but finished very spicy. The spiciness lingered on the tongue forever.. at least longer than I would like. The body had a nice crisp smoothness, but the spiciness was more than I’d like from a beer. In fact, I don’t know if I can finish the whole thing because of the spiciness. I guess I’m a wimp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjohnny (418) - - MAY 8, 2015
Mango, grapefruit, kiwi, sweet resiny, spicy chile aroma. Cloudy honey gold with a thick foamy white head that sticks around for quite a while. Lots of grapefruit. But not so bitter that it’s overpowering. A nice amount of chile heat and flavor. This is very well balanced and very smooth. It has a crisp finish but then a bit of an after-warmth in the throat. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2968) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium to thick, well retained, off white head, with some lacing, over a clear, light amber (SRM 9) body.....nose is light cereal, heavy grapefruit, pine from the hops, mild habanero, balance to the hops......taste is light cereal, with hints of sweetness to start, with heavy grapefruit, pine, resin from the hops, becoming hot from the chile, finishing with hop bitterness, balanced.......mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, mild alcohol, carbonation high. As an S/H/V beer this is quite successful. The underlying beer is quite present and is well done. The chile comes in slightly in aroma, and then in flavors late enough to tell that the IPA was well done. The habanero then is utterly dominant with great heat, as one would expect from a 500,000 Scoville unit chile. The burn from an habanero is usually fairly short. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1145) - Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle into snifter glass, clear golden-orangy color with off-white head. Aroma notes of grapefruit leaning fruity hops, some grass, some malt sweetness and hot pepper. Taste adds notes of caramel sweetness, pine hop bitterness and towards the end the habanero pepper does quite a spicy kick. Light-medium body, moderate-low carbonation, dry with pepper spice really lingering. It’s a beer with habanero, it will kick you with spicy heat. Interesting take on this popular IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (618) - New York, USA - MAY 5, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours deep clear orange with a big bubbly white head. Aroma is heavy with grassy & grapefruit hops, obviously a blast of spicy habanero pepper in there. Taste is pine & grapefruit hop up front, then the heavy cayenne & habanero kick in... the spice lingers for quite some time. In my opinion this is pretty great, but my tolerance for HEAT is HIGH. I wouldn’t really want more than 8oz of it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
malrubius (2099) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from Meditrina. Clear golden orange with head and lace. Nice citrus tropical fruit hop aroma with a hint of spicy hot pepper. Mild tropical fruit honey sweetness with frigging spicy, throat-burning lip burning habanero. Ouch. I guess there might be people who could drink this. I wonder if people drink it more than once by choice. I’m drain pouring it so my rating must reflect that.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
rejtable (1749) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Not for me. Pours clear golden with lots of head and clumpy lacing. Nose is fruity and not much hint of the spice. Flavours have some initial citrus fruit but then a massive spice attack, burying anything else. Taste med bitter and MASSIVE slice. Body is all spicy bite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle: Heat and juicy fruit with a touch of resin...Right to the edge of drinkability. But yeah I am drinking it nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rajendra82 (980) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Looks very much like regular Sculpin, whose orange color also coincidentally happen to match the skin of a Habanero pepper. The head atop the clear body was two to three fingers thick. foamy, and durable. The aroma was very hoppy and did not bring to mind any kind of pepper, as I could detect grapefruit and orange rind. On deeper inhaling there possibly was a hint of chili pepper, or may be it was just my imagination. The taste however had a very definite pepper kick to it. The Habanero was once considered the hottest pepper in the world, and while it has since given up that crown, it was still king of this beer. The pepper head was clearly evident in every sip, forcing the normally dominant citric hops to play second fiddle. It was quite one dimensional, and it was glorious. The feel was medium thick, with a pepper burn at the end of each sip. This was not quite a harmonious pairing like the Grapefruit Sculpin. Instead it was a showcase for pepper lovers.

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