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RATINGS: 246   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cafgen (125) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Nice orangey color. Aroma is hops, citrus, pine with a nice spicy habanero smell. Taste is citrus with a predominant spiciness. A good one, but just have one cause your stomach will have a hard time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1334) - - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper with a perfect 2 finger head. Aroma is citrus, sweet malt and some light vegetal pepper notes. Taste adds orange, lemon, peach and intense habanero flavor and heat. Heat is pretty much at my comfort threshold. It's substantial but isn't painful and doesn't completely mask the other flavors. Crime and Punishment this is not. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Shocked how much I enjoyed this.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mep3222 (425) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Interesting aroma. Some hops but mostly peppery, an very nice habenero authentic spice aroma. Flavor is very spicy hot. Nice peppery hot, but quite a bit for a beer. Feels like a nice hotness you would like on food, but overpowers the flavors of the great sculpin base. Glad I tried this one, it is really well made if you like true peppery hotness in your beer, but not for me and really can't drink much of it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3018) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
This beer takes the always impressive sculpin and adds huge peppery spice on the finish. Quite phenomenally done as it doesn’t detract from the original and never becomes too much. Great stuff

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Spectacular aroma followed by an unmistakable example of the style makes this beer a winner - if you are a fan of the style. However, I mourn the unadulterated ale that provided it’s base.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to my good friend Kasey! So this one looked pretty much like the sculpin that I remember but the nose.... wow what a huge burst of spicy peppers, some fruity pepper, and lots of heat. The flavor is super spicy and full of heat. I’ve never had a beet that had so much heat and pepper character as this one. I’m not sure a full bottle is what I want but I feel like they nailed what they were trying to accomplish here. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BobbyAnalog (327) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014 Meaty, herbal nose punctuated by sharp hop flavor. Radiates heat and flame with the incendiary addition of pepper. Sheepish stomach linings beware. Good with a creamy slice of New York cheesecake to taper the burn.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1046) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Nice apricot yellow color with a finger of off-white head. Big habanero peppers on the aroma along with some light citrus. Tasting notes of habanero and jalapeno peppers, citrus, grassy and floral notes, piney hops. Medium body with a semi-dry and spicy peppery warm finish. Light lip tingling and some burn on the tongue from the peppers but not too bad otherwise as far as heat. Pretty good for what they were going for, the fruit flavors in Sculpin take a backseat for the peppers.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TXBadger (1271) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
Poured a clear golden color. Pepper on the nose, some pine, and some citrus. On the palate, the pepper takes over, completely dominates the flavor. Really not well done on this one. Too much heat for it.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1436) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2014
Sculpin habanero IPA: spicy hop aroma, clear gold with a small white head. Heat up front and lingering on the back of your throat. Definitely the dominant characteristic. Hard to notice other flavors but hops are detected for sure. Solid offering


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