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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
highibus (749) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2015
On tap in the gas lamp dist. Pours clear light carmel color with thin white head. Aroma is kind of muted from regular sculpin. Flavor is up front heat and hops. Coats the tongue but clears right after with just a lingering heat. I love the combo of ipa and spice. Great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2015
Sample at S&G goes Brussels 2. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: hoppy, fruity, pine, balanced. TASTE: peppery, over the top!! Dries out completely. Too too much!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Concealer (890) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Clear copper gold with a thick, foamy, off-white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of vegital notes, green bell pepper, light pine and spicy heat. Flavor is spicy hot pepper, green bell pepper, grass, pine, light biscuit, cracker, and citrus. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry, hot, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Enwiebe (191) - - MAR 11, 2015
3/11/15. Bottle. Sorry, not my idea of a beer. Pepper instantly burned out my palate. Couldn't taste a thing after the first sip. Totally respect Brewers for pushing boundaries but don't ask me to drink all of them. Someone must like it otherwise they wouldn't be charging $14 a six. Glad I only bought one bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bphicks123 (23) - - MAR 10, 2015
Very interseting spin on one of my all time favorites. Aroma is of pepper, habanero, heat. Pours an amber orange with a medium head. This beer packs a punch! was definitely surprised by the strong heat. More of a novelty, I love spicy foods but can harld fnish one bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1278) - Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear copper/ orange with white heD. Aroma of chile heat, spicy peppers, green. Taste is spicy, lots of pepper heat, medium bodied, medium carbonation. A big hot , lingering finish. Overall, fun to try and nice flavors but I won’t even be able to finish half of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (656) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Gold with a decent amount of carbonation and thin white head. Peaches, waffles, vegetal and dried peppers. Momentary malty sweetness before the big peppery burn kicks in. Body is heavier with a soapy feel. Not too spicy, but almost enough to make you want a non-spicy beer chaser.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1865) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2015 Amber with a dense, slightly off white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops, with some spice, and malt sweetness. Taste of the base beer is like an IRA, but the habanero chimes in right away. It’s spicy in a cinnamon fashion on the tongue, but you feel it at the very back of your throat. I love excessively spicy food, but no way I’d buy a six of this. $3/12oz

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Le profil classique de la Sculpin est rehaussé vigoureusement de l’attirail habanero assez violent mais fonctionne bien avec la mangue, pêche, mandarine et fleur sauvage qui habite la base. La chaleur inquiète au départ mais est facile à apprivoiser au fur et à mesure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lightbias (240) - USA - MAR 9, 2015
Not being a huge fan of the Habanero pepper, I wondered if it was going to be a mistake to even try this brew. I don’t think it was a mistake, although I like the pepper more than the brew. Only because I could do more with the pepper. This pours a ripe apricot color with a soft off-white foam. The pepper is apparent and tickles my nostrils without hesitation. The brew smells just like the experience with my first raw Habanero. Bland and spicy. There’s nothing to the flavor of this for me except earthy, vegetal heat. Any other aroma is lost in the pepper. The taste is also corrupted by the burn in the brew. A swallow is uncomfortable and boring, but after a few minutes the afterward is actually quite nice. Enjoying the taste and flavor after some of the beer has burned off and I can use my taste buds again. I am not a fan of this as a stand alone brew, but I think with a Cobb Salad, or some type of cool meal, it would be an asset. I’ll look for it again when I can taste it with something it can accent.

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