Ed5388 (2092) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Craftshack. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, light on the habanero spice, lemon zest, and floral hops. Taste of grapefruit, lemon, pine, and a decent peppery habanero burn in the finish. Solid
RussianDragon (468) - - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mekong, Richmond. Pours a clear light orange with lasting bone white head. Aroma is Sculpin with barely perceptible habanero. Flavor is habanero a upfront and all the way back. Wow this beer is hot and delicious. Lingering heat in the finish. Lovely in small quantities.
dmac (4007) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle of liquid heat. Poured a clear deep gold body with a smaller to average white creamy head. Aroma of habanero pepper, curry, Indian food, wet grains, bad bread, old citrus. Medium body, loads of heat, average carbonation. Flavor is more peppery than the aroma. I like, hot hot hot.
cafgen (134) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
conway (1431) - - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Mep3222 (487) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
maneliquor (3110) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
beer-yum (472) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BobbyAnalog (327) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.