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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5602) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
draft at Coles. Orange amber pour. Lots of heat in aroma & flavor. Heat masks the bitterness almost completly. Not overbearing heat but quite substantial. drinkable

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oRos (1032) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
On tap at capitol beer. Aroma is hops and pepper. Taste starts malty and hops and quickly turns to hot pepper ash tray.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark golden with a nice beige head and a pepper aroma. There is the expected full-bodied Sculpin malt flavor that is heavily masked with hot pepper. I guess some people like hot peppers in their beer, but for me it just cancels out the beer’s original good flavor. To each his own.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239 (613) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
On tap takeover at Cole’s in Buffalo. Pours great golden amber with fresh head. Hoppy aroma of the regular Sculpin IPA mixes with the spice. Taste is hot and the heat is certainly there, dominating over the hoppiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, light chili pepper. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit. Faint chili burn in the finish with slight cumulative effect. Very restrained for a pepper beer (especially compared with Ballast Point’s Thai Ginger Chile Wahoo Wheat). Medium body, light acidity, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1671) - USA - APR 6, 2013
Clear yellow golden in color... Aroma of crisp citrus hops... Flavor is dominated by spicy habanero, spicy kick initially on the palate, gives way to lingering heat, but does not mask the crisp dryness and bitterness of the sculpin.... Nice combo ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pours a cloudy dark gold with a creamy thin white head. The aroma is bizarre. There's some clear pepper and a not like cheddar cheese. ??? The flavor is dominated, not surprisingly, by explicit habanero burning that even stings you lips. The back of your throat will dry out as if you poured cayenne down your gullet. Interesting but far, far, far from enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
Tap flight at the brewery. Filtered golden pour with a thick, foamy, white head. Aroma is meaty habanero with earthy hops. Taste is green ancho chile flesh, hops, and faint heat. Apparently earlier batches were much spicier. Not what I was expecting but quite tasty. I don’t recognize the Sculpin as much as I recognize the fresh chile flavors. Good beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 On tap at Hunahpu day ’13. Had this early on, which was a bad idea. Scattered notes: definite kick, burns going down. taste the vegetal ipa up front then all pepper - 6.8 - good but rough to drink. now my stomach hurts and nobody else wants to finish theirs. can’t leave men behind. now my internal organs are falling off... unique, but never again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a crystal clear, classic golden color with a pure white head. Wet and slick mouthfeel with a burn one would expect from a habanero brew. Plastic and fresh chili pepper flavors get expressed overtly. Fantastically refreshing. Enlivening without being brutal.


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