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RATINGS: 662   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (567) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Subtle hop, fruit and pine aroma. Golden body with thin dissipating head. Flavor begins with hints of hops, apricot, resin and quickly followed up and overpowered by habanero heat, which obviously could be expected as it being a higher scoville unit pepper. Fruity bitter finish with lingering heat. A fun novelty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBunker (956) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours orange with a frothy white head. Aroma is of hops, pepper, and citrus. Smells like regular Sculpin with pepper. Taste is of hops, citrus, and caramel malt. Has a huge backbone of spicy pepper. Surprisingly well balanced between the IPA characters and the pepper. Lingering pepper taste. Mouthfeel is very carbonated and soapy. It drinks very easy, despite the pepper taste. Itís just a solid IPA with a nice pepper heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SG111 (811) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottled. No clear date. Pours clear golden color. White head pretty much same as regular sculpin from what I Rmr. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, pepper, lemon citrus, habanero. Flavor is citrus and then just spice for me. I have very little tolerance for spicy food. This is no exception. Just too much for me. I can appreciate that this is a good beer. But I simply cannot do it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (916) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Pours lightly hazy golden-amber, with a 1-finger white head. Aroma of grapefruit hops mixed with some smoky chili pepper. Medium body with a mild oiliness from the peppers. Long finish with some lingering heat that builds as you drink it. Brief note of grapefruit hops up front, quickly giving way to smoky, sweet chili notes. Notable amount of heat at the back.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1951) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Pours a finger and half of head on a clear straw body. The aroma is grain and a hint of pepper. The taste is mild lemon and grapefruit bitter at first, then hot habanero in the middle to end. The heat is medium and finishes slow. Nice. The texture is crisp. Great use of the peppers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2015
At first I was at a loss and didn't like. Then it grows on u. Can only really have one at a time cause it has some kick to it. A good change of pace and goes great with a stogie ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (759) - Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Clear copper/gold with big off white head. Citrus hop aroma with hint of the Habanero to come. Sweet malt backbone with a citrus hop balance. Habanero: sharp spicy bite, lingering green pepper in the finish. I enjoyed this beer (thanks dlovell2 for sharing), not sure if Iíd want to go through a whole 6-pack though, I think a draft at a restaurant that serves fried food or a single bottle where they allow mixed-6 packs would be the way to go. Not really a "regular" brew or a session beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cousin_Larry (767) - - MAY 31, 2015
Smells like fresh armpit sweat. Flavor has no hints of citrus, apricot, or pine that I like in IPAs. The afterburn is unique (itís actually spicy hot) and the only thing I really like about this beer. Yuck. But at least itís kind of interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4466) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Tap. Golden with small head. Doesnít seem that hot with the first sip, but the heat builds. Pepper beers arenít my thing, but I can appreciate that this is well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reberiii (465) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Nice heat...a potent burn that doesnít stick around too long. The beer is crisp with a vegetal finish after the heat. Not my favorite Sculpin, but then spicy beers arenít my thing just yet.

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