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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nonshaugen (330) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 8, 2016
355 ml, bottle conditioned. Pale golden colour, nice carbonation, thin head, lots of powdery sediments floating. Spicy and hoppy notes to the nose, but very subtle. First sip give a hot bomb from the habanero, it’s really burning. It’s not easy to get any other flavours than burning chili, but some tropical fruits are back there somewhere. Too much chili for my taste. If I want chili, I eat chili. If I want beer, I drink beer. SImple as that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy dark blond color. Immediately the aroma comes through with resiny and fruity hops. Good dry malt base, good resiny hops; it’s hot, just the right amount for me.
I’m not a fan of the idea, but if you have to brew a chili IPA, this is how. I’d gladly drink this one with some grilled meat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (6973) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2016
355 ml. bottle sampled @ “Sir Goatie McGoat S&G Tasting”. Thank you Mathieu87 and/or PriorL! Regular, Grapefruit, Pineapple & Habanero sampled side-by-side. Darker looking than the others. Nose is nice chili burn, no vegetable notes, chili obscures most other things. Taste is nice big oily chili, nicely lingering, good burn, no vegetable notes, base is largely obscured, low malts & pine, burns nice, not that much here besides Habanero which is just fine by me & great if you love chili. Up next they will release a habanero & pineapple version I hope.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (488) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy yellowish gold with a small off white head that retained through out the beer. The aroma is mostly tropical fruits and some pepper. The taste is like a normal sculpin up front with the hop bitterness and tropical fruits with some heat coming at the back end. Novelty beer worth a try but the worst of all the sculpins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4341) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2016
Pours a golden yellow color with big fizzy head. Aromas of peppers, yeast, and hops. Flavor start nice hoppy pale and then the heat sets in...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenDover (219) - Texas, USA - APR 1, 2016
I prefer the unscathed Sculpin. This one has a serious burn, and it also overwhelms the lovely floral hoppiness. But still, the pepper flavor is interesting and not bad like some other raters have said. For what it is -- a hot pepper beer -- it is a good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3374) - Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2016
Mostly clear gold with an off-white head. Citrus hop aroma. Pepper flavor followed quickly by pepper heat. Nice heat, but very peppery. The Sculpin gets a bit lost underneath the pepper treatment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (1391) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
How : bottle Appearance : hazy light orange, small white head. Aroma : citrus peel, chili, black peppercorn, herbs, grass. Palate : medium body, average to low carbonation. Intense chili flavour, gives a hefty sting!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeschmoe213 (18) - USA - MAR 29, 2016
Aroma: Peppers. Not the shake kind. Piney hops. Appearance: orange-gold Taste: solid. sculpin. heat builds with the hops, leaves, then returns in the throat Palate: oily ... good Overall: Hot beer. Good for those who can handle spice. Not sure how you couldn’t like hot things.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Samuel214 (314) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2016
Flaska från SB. Kristallklar orange vätska med högt vitt skum. Som vanliga Sculpin känner jag granskott, kåda, apelsinskal och grape. Men här finns redan i doften en märkbar ton av habaneron. Fruktig chili, chilifrön, röd paprika och viss hetta. Kroppen är något åt det större hållet. Bra med hetta på en gång från habaneron. Tar ganska stor plats i smakbilden och ger de annars mer typiska IPA-tonerna en plats i bakgrunden. Är inget stor fan av chili i öl, så den här går inte heller riktigt hem hos mig. Får hålla mig till vanliga Sculpin fortsättningsvis.

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