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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to SantaSD. Light pepper notes in aroma, light earthy hop character, touch of caramel malt. Mildly hazy orange with off white head. Big heat on the first gulp, after heat subsides, some seet balance to the heat, malty, some earthy hop flavors, mild bitterness but must the heat comes through in the finish. Lingering heat in the throat. Not really much pepper flavor just spicy. Not a pepper beer fan but this has some sweet to balance heat but still quite spicy overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2259) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
7/31/2014. On tap. amber color with a white head. Aromas are spicy with only hints of peppers. Flavors are caramel and pine up front, but the habanero sets in on the finish and warms all the way down. Not as hot and spicy as other similar brews. This one I can drink, but one is enough.

1.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle 355ml. Pours golden with low off-white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of peppers, slight malt. Taste is of peppers, hot (extreme) peppers, very slight malt. Palate: Medium carbonation. Medium body [Note that I had a very hard time rating the palate as I could barely dare to take other sips]. Overall: This beer is straight-up gross. Extremely hot/peppery. This is not serious. Burning aftertaste. No complexity to speak of. Stear clear of this one.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
mathieuc (1280) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks? Pours a strong golden with a light white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of hot peppers and perfume, hinting just a little to what is to come. Taste is of mexican food, hot, maybe some fruits, moderately bitter I think and not too sweet. Did I say hot? After two sips the heat is almost scalding and pretty unbearable. Would anyone really want to drink a whole bottle of this? Body is medium, carbonation a touch too high maybe (so much spices and heat to be able to tell). Way too much spices in this one, I almost feel like I’ve been trolled. It wasn’t completely bad but it wasn’t drinkable at all so we’ll never know. Avoid at almost all cost.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tom10101 (2758) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is of caramel, citrusy notes and spices/habanero. Taste is very hot and the habanero takes all the place along light caramel and hints of citrus. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very hot finish. Ever lasting burning aftertaste. Complete lack of balance. Way too hot. Probably one of the mot burning beers I’ve tried so far. Bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (622) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap pour. Appearance is similar to the basic, slightly reduced head. Raw pepper in the back ground on noise. Proper burn on taste. Builds nicely. A half pint is plenty, but surprisingly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2233) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Orange color. Sizable off white head. Lacing plasters the side of the glass. Aromas of malt hops and pepper skins. Taste is very much fresh hot peppers. Spicy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3553) - 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 (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
On tap @ Rattle N Hum courtesy of infi. Thanks Jonathan!. It’s 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 it’s 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.


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