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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured clear amber with a thick, lacy white head. Aroma was mostly dank and earthy hops. Heat and chili pepper presence with a clean finish and lingering spiciness. Balanced and not too heavy with the heat and actually pepper flavor which was pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cory (313) - , California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Draft. No spice in the nose just normal hoppy aroma. As you take the first sip and thatís when the habanero kicks in. Itís hot for a minute but mellows out pretty quick surprisingly. Best Habanero beer Iíve had but you still need to really enjoy spice like that to fully enjoy this beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1965) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Draft sample. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of sharp citrus juices, light malt, and a dusting of pepper. An interesting flavor progression: grapefruit and lime, followed by incendiary (yet very clear) Habanero, then a mix of leafy hops and pepper heat on the finish. The heat is a little much, but you still get a sense of the beer behind it. A half pint serving would have been ideal, but managed to finish a whole pint with little difficulty. I tried to search out the base beer, but came up empty on this trip.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (433) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Draft pour. Aroma of hops and spice. Has a good hoppy flavor that is overwhelmed with spice. I like it, but can see how it would turn someone away. Not the most drinkable beer out there, but good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crompt (113) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Smokes coming out of my ears but Iím not complaining. My wifeís new favorite beer and I wish I could find it for her again. Hop profile of sculpin but with some intense habanero heat. Iíd like to say Iím not a wuss but Iíd have trouble with a full 12 oz and it gave me heart burn almost immediately.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5772) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
[5245-20130420] Tap. Super orange aroma. Clear, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter orange rind hops flavour. Medium-full body is super bitter. Tasty. (7+/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Coleís, Buffalo, NY)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstonerock24 (133) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Aroma is citrus and spice. Flavor is overwhelming with spiciness a little over the top and takes away from hops. Not my cup of tea.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft at DoG Street Pub. Lovely aroma of fresh fruits and sweet malt. Light caramel in the background as well. Taste is fruity for a few moments and slightly sweet then goes directly to peppery Habanero heat. It kind of dominates at this point. Not much else going on. Body is medium with a moderate bubbly carbonation and LOTS of lingering heat from the peppers. Ends with more peppery spices with touches of caramel, malt and fresh fruit notes. Habanero is a touch one-sided on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
From memory. On draft. After a few swirls and a few sips, it was very clear this was a hot pepper infused beer. Can't say I got much more then simply spicy peppers on the nose and palate. Spicy capsicum heat lingers on the palate for minutes. Best enjoyed with food.. Chips, tacos, burritos, etc.. Glad I got to experience this.. I would only order this again with the above mention foods. Worth trying. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draught @ Brouwerís Cafť:   Orange hued golden, thin to moderate foamy white head, decent lacing.   Noticeable heat on the nose.   Soft hop otherwise.   I am a bit concerned given the heat coming off of this one.   On the tongue its like being hit by a truck.   Very strong Habanero, too strong if you ask me.   Overshadows everything else in this beer.   Too hot, too spicy, and too much.   Seems like they ruined already fantastic Sculpin.   Damnit!



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