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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (761) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1158) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours a transparent amber with a ring of off white head. Atoms and taste of hops and heat. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle in December 2014.

Appearance: Pours an orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of habanero spice.
Taste: Habanero really at the front, a "heavy" spice. Medium light bitterness.
Palate:Medium light body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: I love spicy food - maybe I just donít love spicy beer. I can enjoy a bit of this but then donít want an entire bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (357) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a white head which dissipates quick.....aroma of earthiness.....taste is normal Sculpin intro with maltiness which turns earthy then HOT in a hurry and lingers. Not my cup of tea but canít stop drinking it.....it starts to burn deep in the throat and then travel. Quite a difference experience.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (556) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 Growler fill from Vintage Cellar, Blacksburg VA. Pours amber, very slight haze, good head. Aroma is hoppy on the sweet, fruity side of the street. Taste is hoppy, but the habanero jumps in quickly, leaving a lingering heat on the aftertaste. I love spice, so Iím thoroughly impressed with the balance here .. the heat level is just perfect for the beer. My house hot sauce is Tabasco Habanero (regular Tabasco is too mild), so I like spicy heat and I love this beer. Iíll have to get another growler fill before the keg disappears. Got the second growler and drank it with a brewer friend. The heat seems to get milder as you drink a couple. Still impressed, I am.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1396) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle, bottled on November 19, 2014. Served in a DFH IPA glass, the beer pours an amber/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like habaneros, citrusy hops (grapefruit, mango, orange peel), and a bit of sweet malt. I think the taste is pretty much like the aroma, except that the habanero heat overpowers the other flavors. Thereís also a lingering spicy peppery finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís coating and has a good amount of carbonation. Itís not the hottest beer Iíve had, but itís certainly hotter than most chili pepper beers Iíve tried. If you like spicy chili beers, then you need to try some of this. I wonít have any problems finishing this 6-pack!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (173) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2014
12 oz bottle pours gold with a big off white head. Tropical fruit aroma. Itís not long after you sip that you feel the strong heat of the habaneros. They add a bit of adventure to a great IPA. But not sure Iím a fan. Not balanced, just hot. OK IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1416) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma has heavy notes of pine and citrus, and hints of apple. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin white head. The hop notes come in first, and are quickly swept away by the sweet habanero heat. The tropical fruit notes from the hops blend nicely with the same notes from the pepper. The sweetness and heat linger on the palate for quite some time. If you like spicy foods, and you like IPAís, I would recommend giving this one a try.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoppopotomous (16) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2014
So I tried it once..probably will never drink this one again..habanero and beer go better seperate. Not in the same brew..upon further not the alcohol buzz combined with the aromatics and pepper burn makes this a must try...but I think its a one and done..but very surprising beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4171) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Tap. The look is clear, golden bright colored, with a thin head. The smell is peppers, veggie, light, muted, and ok. The taste is pepper, chiles, spiced, definitely some heat at the back of the mouth. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Keg at GBBF of all places. Holy cow, CAMRA has come a long way. This one had all the tastiness of the original, but a bit too much heat for my taste.


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