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RATINGS: 752   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2015
Bouteille, merci à Dave - Ibrew2or3 for the trade. Fin orangé, col fin beige. Arôme est plus centré sur les houblons, ici la chaleur ressentie en bouche est minime et qcq effluves parviennent cependant à être là. Agrumes font le jeu ici, et le malt accompagne le tout en restant cependant bien marqué. Palais met de suite tout le monde d’accord, c’est bien du habanero, et donc risque de ne pas faire que des heureux. La chaleur du piment est bien et perce de suite et dès la première gorgée. Le tout est réchauffant, ne brûle pas mais offre assez de chaleur pour être unique, retrouve un profil malté juste en retrait tirant sur un léger biscuité. La chaleur perdure, et laisse tout de même passer le houblon qui est léger mais centré sur un profil agrumes plaisant. Retrouve le côté pulpeux du piment, surtout au niveau de la peau.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. Generally fizzy, citrusy IPA with a smooth hot pepper burn. IT’s ok, but I wouldn’t order it--but then again I’m not big on the hot pepper beer fad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (962) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2015 Glad to finally try this, though I’m not sure the habanero peppers were a good addition. Pours a clear, golden-yellow, with middling head. Aroma is floral and hoppy, with almost no hint of the habanero. The flavor is very citrusy, with a huge, burning, pepper bite to it. Gets better as it warms. As pepper beers go, not that bad. It’s fairly tasty, but I think grapefruit sculpin was a much better idea. I really liked this a lot more than it may sound.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
355 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 7.0%. Deep golden colour, slightly hazy. Moderate white head. Aroma of fruity American hops, hints of dust. Can hardly detect the habaneros. Hoppy flavour, some fruit and pine, immediately followed by a vehement habanero burn in the finish and aftertaste. Way too hot. Unbalanced, to a degree bordering on the ridiculous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lbianchi66 (325) - FRANCE - DEC 13, 2015
Robe cuivrée et opaque, peu de mouse. Arômes fruits de la passion, litchi, caramel. Goût résine, écorce d’agrume et marmelade. Puis, une vague de poivre monte au nez et brûle la langue. Reste en bouche pendant de très longues minutes. Il faut aimer l’épicé pour apprécier. Vraiment pas ma tasse de thé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (721) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Pour from can into 4 oz taster. Aroma is all of the qualities of straight sculpin--pine, herbs, fruit, spruce with a little bit of malt and some definite pepper spice. Appearance is mild hazy orangish yellow with mild sparkle and nice foamy white head with mild lacing. Taste is a tale of two halves---first half dominant mild-to-moderate bitter with some sweet fruitiness but second half is all heat--not really a taste but a palate issue. Palate is light-to-medium body with thin, slightly creamy texture that then gets dominated by slightly burning heat. Overall, I appreciate the challenge of getting the habanero into the beer and it might be enjoyable to have with Mexican food, but even then it was a little too spicy for me. above average appearance and palate but won’t knock your socks off. Very interesting aroma with some of that complexity translating over to the taste but a little over to the bitter side for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
screigh (670) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Pours a clear copper color. Almost no head at all. Aroma is a mixture of hops, malt and peppers. Just a hint of beer then immediately tastes like peppers. Hot lingers on the tongue, throat and lips. Heat effects the ears. Heat persists on the lips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
donandres (372) - , Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Poured from 12 oz too wine glass, with spicy dinner Appearance: Dark Golden Yellow, light amber Smell: Aroma of Hops and Pepper Taste: Spicy and Bitter, but the combination doesn’t go very well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (994) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Clear, light orange, with a fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet malt, fresh citrus hops, and lots of spicy pepper. Tastes like your typical west coast IPA but then the habanero kicks in! Spicier than I was anticipating. Long, back of the throat, burning finish. This one is hard to rate. It’s a well-made beer, but tough to swallow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - DEC 9, 2015
330ml bottle courtesy of Costantin. Almost clear golden orange color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, cheesy, spicy, light bread, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, grass. Sweet and bitter spicy taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Hot long aftertaste.

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