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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (5323) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong habanero, lemon, and mango. Thin mouthfeel with strong heat, spice, light citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
On tap @ Rattle N Hum courtesy of infi. Thanks Jonathan!. Itís a really cloudy looking one this, almost murky brown in the glass with a small off-white head on top. It has a nice fresh grassy herbal tea-like nose with traces of chocolate paper and dark malts. A bit strange but nice. In the mouth itís light oily with a soft carbonation level. I get some soft prickling hints of the habanero, but its nowhere as warming as I was expecting. Some more chocolate paper also appears. Tea like finish. A good one, but I was really hoping for a bit more punch. 14.06.2013

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
tonychachere (1) - - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
Sculpin has taken an otherwise mediocre beer and then destroyed it by over hopping it and adding a ludicrous amount of habanero heat to it. Hops is supposed to be a subtle flavor, one of several found in a beer. Hops is not supposed to mouthf*%k you into submission. This beer is a combination of the worst ideas in beer: Over hopped IPAs and misdirected American experimentation with over the top flavors. Simply put, this is one of the worst beers I have ever drunk in my life.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Jalapeno scent on the nose was interesting. Heat in the flavor seemed unbalanced. Thinking style and peppers donít mix. Color and palate were exemplars of style. Draft - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
infinitetease (13) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2014
12 oz. bottle given to me by a friend. Iím generally not a fan of chili beers, but this is excellent! The nose is nothing but citrus, and the taste is dry malt and more than enough heat to keep things interesting. Habanero Sculpin is pretty amazing - all of the qualities that make Sculpin a great beer and a blast of heat that adds to its overall flavor profile. While this is not something Iíd want to drink every day, Iím glad I got at least one opportunity to enjoy it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thisis12ptfont (966) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Aroma of only pepper skins and faint hops. Gold/copper appearance with a thin foam rim. Taste is overwhelming pepper heat, so much so that the sculpin is completely subdued. Overall, it does say "heat may varyí on the bottle but, unfortunately heat is all I taste.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1779) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
An awesome ipa with a hot punch finish. Nice blend, you get the citruscy ipa first slightly bitter with a lunch if heat to finish. Love this. Ha at world of beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2765) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen. A: clear, amber with a semi-durable tan head and limited lacing. Fine clariy. Aroma: habaneros and hops in near equal balance. Flavor: Wow! lots of habanero flavor here and medium-high hotness. The most chili flavor Iíve encountered in a beer, and one of th hottest. Feel: Medium body with soft, medium carbonation. Medium+ heat. O: an exceptional IPA well worth seeking out. Available in 6 packs.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Troupis (103) - - JUL 3, 2014
Great as a taster because the habanero is stronger than the beer. Had on tap in a 4 oz glass and couldn't imagine drinking a full glass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (955) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2014
12oz Bottle (thanks for saving me one, Alex!). Pours a clear, amber with medium white head, so-so retention and not much lacing. Nose is tropical fruit (mainly mango and passion fruit with some citrus), cakey malts, melon. Mouth is medium bodied, relatively dry -- and the heat doesnít kick in right away. Bits of caramel, lemon, white pepper, and the distinctive flavor that habaneros bring to the table... then the heat kicks in. Iíll be honest, Iím not the biggest fan of chilis in my beer (and this is one of the more pronounced chili-infused beers Iíve had) but this actually is pretty good, although I wouldnít exactly run out and buy another one as the novelty would likely wear off quickly. Be warned though: I eat Mexican/Cajun/Indian/Jamaican food on a regular basis, so this doesnít taste as spicy to me as it very well may to someone who dines mainly on more traditionally American-styled cuisine... there are those who will find this undrinkable due to the heat.


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