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RATINGS: 712   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2893) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Clear light orange with small beige. Aroma is habenero, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is habanero and herbal hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (707) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Tap - Pours medium gold - semi-transparent - minimal white head...lacing to the extreme. Aroma isn’t much...and I really tried with this one (and I don’t think senses were simply overworked)...some mild spice/heat, some grassy hop notes...struggling with anything else. Meh. Flavor is intriguing, however...there is definitely some serious heat with this one, but it stops just shy of being a one-dimensional dumpster fire (admittedly, this is probably somewhat dependent on personal heat tolerance, etc). Lots of peppery heat, but there’s a definite malt backbone to keep things in check...and I can pick up a hint of citrus at this stage...finishes very warm and the heat lingers long after the drink is finished. Palate is medium bodied and appropriate. Interesting beer - glad for a 5 oz sampler, as a bottle or pint might prove tough!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (688) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours honey color. Large long lasting off white head. Peppery citrus aroma. Flavor is dominated by habanero heat. I’m sure there’s an IPA down there, but the heat is overwhelming. At one point I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to finish it. I enjoyed, but that is too much heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Holmen1 (4519) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2016
Flaske fra helsekosten på Kvaddå, hjemme: klar, dyp gylden med ok skum. Aroma av amerkanske humler (citrus og furunål). Smaken er overveldende chili, alle andre inntrykk forsvinner. Jeg liker godt chili og bruker det ofte i matlaging, men dette er way over the top. Comes with a lingering afterburn, definitely not for the faint of heart. Når ganen har kommet seg over sjokket kan jeg kjenne en del citrus og aprikos, men allikevel finner jeg den completely unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vighals (2716) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2016
Gulden brun klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter lær, granbar og grapefrukt. Smaken er bare chili. Lang chili chili. Lillestrøm ølfestival-Klimt

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
raphael (1122) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2016
I look hot food and hoppy beers, including regular sculpin, but this not for me. maybe next time i make chili. I want to say far-like smell but that’s not precise, maybe a combo of natural gas and seaweed, but not overpowering, with some sugar. It IS hot, which quickly blocks out other flavors--swamp, alcohol and what toast. nice touch to list the range of scoville units. solid yellow with thinnish white head. can you have heat and still have a decent beer?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Draft at Misconduct. Hazy orange amber with solid white foam. Nice lace. Looks innocent enough. Tastes like the devil. The habanero is not shy! Blankets the sky! Napalm back to front. Oh the humanity! As harsh (and as good) a hot spicy beer as I have ever had. Prepare for tears!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1830) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle from Wine warehouse. Pours golden amber with Ace somewhat decent frothy beige head. Smells of citrus and light vegetation, I suppose that could be the pepper but it doesn't necessarily smell like pepper. Taste. Oh that made me catch my breath. Initial puckering followed by a deep breath and A lot of heat going down the throat. I am not a huge fan of spicy food because I like to taste the separate flavors in the my food and it's similar with this beer, but this is quite enjoyable in a completely different way.main flavor is the pepper, spicy, but there's also a hint of citrus peel that is mostly overshadowed by the heat of the pepper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sarpa (1288) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ Ville ja Vilja. Pours slightly hazy orange, small head. Fruity hops in the aroma. Caramel, hops in the flavor. AFTERTASTE BURNS LIKE NAPALM

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehaak26 (31) - - FEB 23, 2016
Provided a nice balance between the warmth from the habanero and the crispness of a good IPA.

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