zsb19 (161) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy golden color with medium tight white head that laces all the way down. Aroma is sweet juicy flowery hops with no real hint of what is to come. Taste is dank hoppiness with biting grapefruit citrus and a nice malty backbone. Follow through turns to pepper heat and all else is lost from then on. I guess it is an interesting beer if you love the pepper heat or just something different in general. I’m a big fan of regular sculpin and I personally wouldn’t want to mess with it much. Overall kind of hard to rate as the pepper really takes over and that’s really all you get from then on. Starts off like regular complex sculpin and then blows up with heat.
boxofrane (2108) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at pour house . Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma is a mix of pine, pine , pine , pepper. The taste is medium bitter with sone heat on the finish.
hopdog (8920) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with a white head. Yep, there’s habanero in this one. The hoppy IPA was in the background, but this one ended in too much of a spicy burn for me to finish.
batneil (284) - - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the most interesting beers I have tasted! Can definitely taste and smell the habanero chili. Don’t know if I’d manage a full pint as the taste is quite strong. (K)
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught. Golden beer with an offwhite head. Grassy and hoppy aroma. HABANERO flavour...So much hanabero....I can´t feel anything in my mouh for at least an hour! Why does anyone brew this kind of beer??
b3shine (5421) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a little lighter than I remember regular Sculpin though. A transparent gold with foamy white head. Smells of hops and spicy pepper. Tastes like it smells, only more pepper forward, with an average mouthfeel. Alright, but the habanero masks the delicious base.
Dodgrblu (606) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Burgers and Brew, aroma is straight Sculpin, taste is very spicy. Once a year or so.
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Atheist_Peace (947) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Savor. This was just overall wonderful stuff. The habanero spice and heat really integrate well with the west coast boisterous IPA style. Citric and spicy with a slightly spicy hot finish. Pour me another!
devman171 (965) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at lures, pots clear amber with low head. Aroma is sweet malts and pine hops. Taste is rich sweet malt and nice hop bitterness, the pepper lingers o the finish.
DrSilverworm (6360) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9oz on tap at Yard House in Cincinnati. Clear golden - orange color. Good thin white head. Decent bits of lace. Not bad-looking. Big, spicy, toasty habanero kick in the aroma. Nice biscuity malt profile. Light grassy, light citrusy hop. Only light because of the huge habanero chile flavor that is up front, in the body, and in the finish... On par with Ruination Habanero, pretty much the same type and level of habanero heat. Smooth, softer lighter carbonation, lightly dry texture. Medium to bigger body. Moderate bitter taste, big spicy hot heat, minimal sweet. I got through this habanero IPA easier than I did with the Ruination cask version.. Maybe the carbonation helped. Maybe this style of beer is growing on me. A very enjoyable 9 ounces.