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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4768) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Intense habanero flavor with citrus peel. Firery finish. Wow this is a hot one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
355 mL bottle. Looks like Sculpin. Wouldnít really guess there are habanero peppers in here from the aroma. But the flavour . . . wow! No holding back here. Too much, really, as the heat overwhelms everything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darwenus (672) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Itís different, thatís for sure. It pours orange with a little head, like other versions of Sculpin. The aroma is more or less like regular Sculpin, with the addition of spices, black pepper. The flavor is big on hot habanero. Thatís really all I can taste. It isnít bad, but it isnít what I really want in a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lamas (1468) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Bottled on: 05/06/15 (I think). A slightly hazy amber pour with a thick and creamy beige head. Lots of grapefruits, resiny pine, spicy chili peppers, zesty citrus rinds, and caramel feature in the aroma. Goes down relatively full-bodied. Caramel malts upfront in the taste. Grapefruits and zesty citrus rinds at the end. TONS and TONS of FRESH peppers provide a hot/spicy kick from start to finish. This beer packs more peppery burn than any other Iíve had. Soooo hot!! This brew has been like crack to me and my girlfriend. Weíve gone through case after case this summer. Even after months in the fridge, this bottle still packs a wallop of hot peppery goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (144) - - AUG 24, 2015
This is actually very hot. The aroma has a hint of heat but could be mistaken for regular sculpin. The regular IPA comes through, followed by the heat. Some chili fruitiness comes through if you look for it and can keep your palate focused. A very intense beer. Probably the best possible execution of the habanero concept, but Iím glad I bought it as a single. Not sure what to pair this with; maybe cheese or a chocolate mousse?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7704) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub, Miramar. Aroma has sweet fruity tones, pineapple juice and hints of habanero. Flavour has sweet fruitiness and fruit candy that soon turns into burning habanero. Also some vegetable tones. Very long lingering burning tones here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5225) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point Miramar, San Diego, CA

Pours clear orange with a small head. Aroma of juicy fruits, zesty grapefruit, lemon, hints of spices and grass. Taste is smooth, hoppy and grassy with some spicy notes. Finish is warming with loads of chili notes, spices, hops and grass. Quite heavy. A total palate wrecker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7595) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point (Miramar), San Diego, CA. Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of fresh habanero, green vegetables, floral hops and yellow sweetness. Intriguing. Flavour rocks your world with strong habanero heat, green vegetables, floral bitterness, citrus and some maltiness. Medium bodied. Chili warms nicely in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevd193213 (938) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Golden light amber pour with a thin off white head. Overpowering aroma of habanero peppers with some faint citrus undertones. It it what it is, but no way Iíd grab another one. Way too spicy to enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2237) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Clear orange-amber with a whitish head. Aroma of citrus, habanero, tropical fruit, peach, and bread. Taste is full of citrus with a nice, but relatively mild, dose of smokey habanero; that is, the flavor is there, but the heat is pretty light considering what it is. Medium bodied, average carbonation, medium hot. More please.

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