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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syndicate (23) - Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2014
14 oz pour at bier thirty. Poured liked a typical ipa with a thin white head. My nose canít smell much but that might be my fault. First sip and the habanero explodes in your mouth. Salty and hot. Iím good for one glass and no more.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boisebeerguy (65) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2014
On tap at bier thirty. Hops is not really prevalent. The habanero is though. I can not find a hot food that beats me so I like this beer. Nose is of habanero and warms the mouth. But for the weak be careful.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
bergstaden (1020) - RÝros, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
Golden with a white head - Hot peppery aroma with perhaps a hint of hop - the taste is just hot liquid peppers that stings - The hotness just goes into a long finish that is olmost never ending - This was just a pepper liquid that stings and just dont taste anything else than pepper, and it was not that good either

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4553) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft at Dutchís. Pours a clear golden color with a medium plus sized white head. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of peppery heat, citrus and tropical fruit hops try to come through. I get that this is a polarizing kind of beer, but I happen to enjoy the peppery beers. The burn is lasting, but the fruity notes linger as well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
OPIE788 (264) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Draft. Let me start by saying that Sculpin is one of my all time favorite beers. This however is absolutely terrible. Poured cloudy. Smelled like rotten peppers. Oily and way too spicy for my taste. Just my opinion.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (999) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Burn in the throat not much hop aroma. Very nice burn. Good balance to the sculpin. Nice head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
A golden amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, interesting mix of biscuit malt, floral hops, and hot pepper, nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with floral hops and loads of hot pepper, burning, not bad. On tap at Breukelyn Bier Merchants.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Tap, pours a nice golden, aroma is a nice citrusy ipa, taste is a nice hop with some lemon zest and good bitterness, that finishes with a sharp burn of the peppers, overall nice stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Draft at a sampling event. From notes. Slight citrus hops and grains start out. Then immediately to very hot pepper notes. Very good, but nothing I would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (599) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap @ BeerJunction. Pours orangish dark golden with medium white head. Aroma is earthy, citrusy hops with a hint of spicy heat. Taste is clean light caramel malt that is quickly overwhelmed by sharp habanero heat. Hops appear under the spicy heat on the finish, but the peppers never relent in controlling the flavor here. Itís the Sculpin you know and love, with heavy pepper heat laid over it. Definitely unique, but much of the appeal of Sculpin was the light, aromatic, perfectly balanced hops and thatís mostly lost here to the heat.

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