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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1234) - Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle into snifter glass, clear golden-orangy color with off-white head. Aroma notes of grapefruit leaning fruity hops, some grass, some malt sweetness and hot pepper. Taste adds notes of caramel sweetness, pine hop bitterness and towards the end the habanero pepper does quite a spicy kick. Light-medium body, moderate-low carbonation, dry with pepper spice really lingering. Itís a beer with habanero, it will kick you with spicy heat. Interesting take on this popular IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (667) - New York, USA - MAY 5, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours deep clear orange with a big bubbly white head. Aroma is heavy with grassy & grapefruit hops, obviously a blast of spicy habanero pepper in there. Taste is pine & grapefruit hop up front, then the heavy cayenne & habanero kick in... the spice lingers for quite some time. In my opinion this is pretty great, but my tolerance for HEAT is HIGH. I wouldnít really want more than 8oz of it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
malrubius (2190) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from Meditrina. Clear golden orange with head and lace. Nice citrus tropical fruit hop aroma with a hint of spicy hot pepper. Mild tropical fruit honey sweetness with frigging spicy, throat-burning lip burning habanero. Ouch. I guess there might be people who could drink this. I wonder if people drink it more than once by choice. Iím drain pouring it so my rating must reflect that.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
rejtable (1860) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Not for me. Pours clear golden with lots of head and clumpy lacing. Nose is fruity and not much hint of the spice. Flavours have some initial citrus fruit but then a massive spice attack, burying anything else. Taste med bitter and MASSIVE slice. Body is all spicy bite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle: Heat and juicy fruit with a touch of resin...Right to the edge of drinkability. But yeah I am drinking it nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rajendra82 (988) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Looks very much like regular Sculpin, whose orange color also coincidentally happen to match the skin of a Habanero pepper. The head atop the clear body was two to three fingers thick. foamy, and durable. The aroma was very hoppy and did not bring to mind any kind of pepper, as I could detect grapefruit and orange rind. On deeper inhaling there possibly was a hint of chili pepper, or may be it was just my imagination. The taste however had a very definite pepper kick to it. The Habanero was once considered the hottest pepper in the world, and while it has since given up that crown, it was still king of this beer. The pepper head was clearly evident in every sip, forcing the normally dominant citric hops to play second fiddle. It was quite one dimensional, and it was glorious. The feel was medium thick, with a pepper burn at the end of each sip. This was not quite a harmonious pairing like the Grapefruit Sculpin. Instead it was a showcase for pepper lovers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1315) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
Label says "hear May vary". Pours clear copper color with white head. Aroma is juicy citrus, tropical fruits, mango, pine, and that beautiful habanero pepper spiciness. Flavor is big juicy grapefruit, mango, and tropical fruits. Grapefruit and pine finish with habanero pepper spiciness. Substantial amount of heat. Peppery heat left lingering on tongue. This brew is the real deal. One of the few beers with spicy peppers that delivers. If you canít handle spicy food you have no business trying this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2015
Nothing subtle about this. Assertive habanero heat and fruitiness accompanied by bright citrus and tropical additions. Capsaicin is noticeable and builds as your drink it. Becomes distracting. Iím a sweaty dude already. This doesnít help at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3093) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2015
Taster from the Grille Next Door. Deep golden color with a huge sticky white head. Big capsaicin mixed with earthy pine on the nose. The heat lingers coating the throat all the way down. Good in a small dose, glad I got a tiny glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8897) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2015
Draught at the Ballast Point Miramar. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Very strong habanero in the aroma. The chili really dominates the aroma. The flavour is malt and habanero. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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