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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
samsmith33 (609) - - APR 12, 2015
Bottle to glass at Blend. Aroma is nice. Some pepper and pine, but mostly citrus. Appearance: clear Dark yellow. Minimal head. Taste: the Habenero pepper is prominent. Gonna be tough to get throuh the whole beer. Feel is light, but the pepper makes it irrelevant. I appreciate the effort, but too hot to enjoy anything afterwards.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CVBis007 (54) - - APR 11, 2015
If you're a capsaicin junkie, then this could be your beer. Take a well rounded IPA like Sculpin and throw some heat at it. A nice burn that builds with every sip.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZPirate (1) - - APR 10, 2015 does not count
This beer is not for everyone but I happen to love it. It has a nice kick to it and burns a bit on the way down. Two or three of these are sufficient. If you don’t like the heat then the regular Sculpin is for you. I appreciate Ballast Point’s diversity and creativity. Keep up the good work Brewmasters! ZPirate

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Berard (467) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours brownish yellow with a thin white head that lingers. Mild hop aroma that masks any spice. This burns straight from the start, all the way down your throat. A nice spice flavor but the spice heat is too high for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (8075) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
Tap at Busters. Orange - golden pour with a white head. Still get some of the citrus / apricot in here, but on taste, it’s just fiery hot. Not my deal, but fun.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
Interesting to say the least. Tastes like jalapenos and nacho cheese. Pretty awful. Oddly, I’d probably but it again to share with other people, even though I would not enjoy the experience. Sure took a great beer and made it terrible.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6299) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2015
Athens, Ga. - Five Points Bottle Shop - Atlanta Hwy - 12 oz bottle. Light, sparkling copper pour, thin off-white head. Aroma has some light spruce accents, a hint of habanero, some apricot fruitiness. Flavor has a delectable pepper burn to it, some light citrus bitterness, a hint of apricot fruitiness, a hint of smokiness in the finish. Crisp mouthfeel, burn can overwhelm the weak at heart.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5249) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. Hate to be flippant about it, but this one is easy: it’s just Sculpin with habanero in it. The only useful information I can impart: head retention and lace don’t seem to be diminished, the nose is a strong indicator of what is to come, and the level of habanero can be well described as fiery -- great for chili heads but way too much for my mother. Deadens just about everything else, save for a smidgen of apricot and medium bitterness. Bonus: the malt actually comes out to play after acclimation and melds really well with the heat. Actual synergy!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dojken (364) - - APR 7, 2015
Fat på Ginger man. Fina Ipa dofter av tropisk frukt o habanero chili. Du känner direkt chilin upp i gommen. Det bara bränner till. Något för kraftig chilismak för att det skall njutbart. Ändå en trevlig bekanskap.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (907) - - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Good grapefruit and floral citrus hop aroma with only a faint trace of the peppers. Pours clear golden colored with a large soapy white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with good grapefruit citrus and floral hops with the peppers slowly starting to build. Finishes dry with the hoppiness quickly overpowered by the strong habanero heat that lingers on the back of the palate for a long time, but oddly tolerable and refreshing. Good twist on an already excellent ipa.


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