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RATINGS: 260   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, sweet malty with a bunch of peppery notes as well. Flavour is floral, fruity and has got an extreme burn to it in the finish and aftertaste. Utterly shite and unbalanced flavour.

1.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
ekstedt (5439) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear golden. Nice pine/apricot/citrus hop aroma; no warning of what is about to come. Luckily my fellow raters warned me, so I only took a small sip. Yet, this ruined my taste buds for several minutes. What an idiotic and offensive gimmicky beer.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles. Fruity and burning flavour of chili pepper. Burning finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From cask. Pours clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is initially mild fruity with a solid chili bite in the nose. Burning chili, mild sweet malty and caramelish. Burning into the finish. HOT.

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
rlgk (10534) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBG 2011. Decent hop aroma. Taste was abut to till me. Please never put this in a beer again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 cask at GBBF 2011 ... golden yellow... zezty orange and pine hop nose ... fireburn in back of throat ... oh what a kick ... zezty orange light ... bitter big hop ... but oh what chilla ... good for small amout or with food... not so good for a fetival... and too firey for lots ... despite this loved it

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
evergreen0199 (2013) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head. Hoppy aroma. Tastes like an IPA with curry powder and chillis thrown in, this really did not work, I had to pour it away after a couple of sips. Quite horrid!

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
Cask gravity at GBBF 2011. Way too hot fiery and just mostly undrinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
On tap at O’Brien’s’ pouring up via the Beer Engine with hazy gold to orange body and white head. The aroma has some sweetness and firm levels of Sculpin hoppiness with various citrus notes. I also get a mild background of chili pepper meat. The taste is Beer Engine smoothness and near creamy creating a Sculpin that is on the sweet side. It seems to start off a bit neutral in flavor with growing yet modest levels of sweetness and citrus before bold chili pepper burn and chili pepper flavor take over. The chili lingers and burns the lips for a good five minutes afterward. Darn spicy offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
A - Served a golden-orange color with a thin layer of white head atop. The head faded fairly quickly leaving behind a touch of lace. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts and grassy/piney hops. The pepper is noticeable in the background but not too strong. T - Starts off with a mix of caramel sweetness and piney hops and bitterness. There is some growing heat in the background from the pepper, but not too strong. Through the middle, the heat grows a bit along with stronger bitterness. As the beer finishes, the heat explodes and takes over and lingers for quite a while. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. It feels pretty smooth and super hot, and keeps your tongue on fire for a while. D - Very much a sipping beer. It is so hot that if you drink it any faster it would be painful. Not really what I would call balanced, but a very interesting beer.


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