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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhunter151 (523) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
The habanero is noticeable in the aroma. Taste of piney hops and pepper on the finish. Oily mouthfeel. The burning sensation from the pepper lingers for a little bit. Interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3020) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with a large light beige head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, light chili, pine. Flavor is habanero dominated, some hoppy notes, lightly sweet, light bitter, medium heat. Burning finish. Interesting, but regular sculpin is so much better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Sample at Khyber with Vin, Pat and Janine. Poured a clean gold with average white head and lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops with mild pepper aromas. Really interesting drink. Sweet malts hit you at first, then really fresh habaneros, with a slightly bitter hoppy pine and citrus finish. The pepper taste is strong but I didnít find the heat as off-putting as others. Interesting drink but I think the sample was enough for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slipstream (1994) - USA - FEB 16, 2013
From a cask at The Bronx Ale House, while watching some playoff football. A really interesting variation on BPís flagship IPA. Lots of chili spice and hop resin makes for a lively, intense, eye-opening brew. This is being a little under-rated imho, maybe by people who arenít crazy about capsaicin in their beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6094) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pour on tap, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of thick caramel, orange peel, grapefruit notes, hints of slight pepper but not much, slight grass and pine notes as well. Taste is similar, some nice orange, grapefruit, hints of lemon, nice tropical fruit into caramel, slight pepper, then comes the heat and blows the rest of the beer out. Unfortunate, but tasty until that point.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bmsulliv (164) - - FEB 15, 2013
Weird pepper vegetable aroma. Pretty spicy in the throat - habanero veggie taste overshadows the key aspect of sculpin hops. Can't drink more than a few sips ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
On tap. Clear dark golden with a fluffy white head. Strong pepper aroma and some hops on the nose. Taste is all hot pepper with a lot of capsicum on the finish. Not my thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Draft for a very short time at the Whole Foods Fair Lakes in Virginia - Iíve been told this was the only keg in the state. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head, just like the regular Sculpin. Aroma was citrus, some light biscuit malt notes, no pepper spice notes to speak of. However, the flavor is something else, the flavor is some citrus hops, but with a ton of lasting heat backing, not too burning, but a pleasant, lasting heat that packs a slightly mean punch.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1500) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Draft keg and cask at the brewpub. Pours just like a sculpin... Light orange color, good head. Nose is punch in the face of spicey habanero peppers... Taste just like habanero peppers and sculpin. Two things that I love! Bitter mango piney grapefruit infused with a burning habanero. Tingles the lips just a little, burns the back of your throat and nose. Chapps your ass! Its spicey! Light and refreshing easy to drink. Overall: I went back to Ballast point just to get this for a second time. Very unique

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2737) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Clear orange color with no head. Aroma of pepper, citrus, and hops. Lots of habenero upfront with citrus sweetness right behind it. Not sure what possessed one to add habenero to a very good IPA, but this works.


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