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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1031) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foffern (1499) - BodÝ, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle. Has a slightly hazy amber color with an off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, peaches, grass and jalapeno. The flavor is sweet and fruity at first with grapefruit, and then it explodes of chili that lingers. Has a slick mouth feel, medium body and a medium bitterness. Iím sure itís a nice IPA in the base but the taste is dominated by chili. The aroma is interesting though. This ale is for the chili enthusiast, for me itís not very balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rocbyter (1982) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Strong citrus aroma with hints of spiciness. Clear orange color with a small white head. Hop bitterness in the beginning with habanero spiciness joining in the fun soon after and lasting until the finish. A little bit of a burn at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2015
That's a spicy meat'a'ball! Pretty good light flavors, like a blonde ale, but the heat takes over and kinda overpowers the flavor. Interesting beer but I don't think I'd get it again unless I was specifically looking for a hot pepper beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1824) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
WOW! Over the top heat! So hot that it took me 3 times as long to drink than my usual IPAs. I enjoyed...but Iím not sure I am man enough to handle this! :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (999) - - NOV 26, 2015
Orange pour, off-white head. Nose is oranges, tropical fruits, fresh water, some chiles. Taste is oranges, well water, chiles. Some chile heat in the beginning and middle, a lot more lingering heat, especially in the throat on the swallow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1850) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2015
330ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Orange amver colour, white foam head and aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, hop resins with a spicy edge. Taste is malt caramel, mango and citrus hop resiny bitterness quickly followed by a burst of chilli heat. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering hot chilli finish. Quite drinkable if you like chillies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Humlehode (370) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2015
Pours hazy orange. Nice hoppy aroma, but wow this one is spicy, really burning as it hits the throat. Have to say the balance is off, way too spicy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fuzzcro (45) - Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Itís a good brew just not one I could consume more than one of at a sitting. The heat doesnít really hit you until it gets to the back of your throat...after you swallow so itís a bit of a surprise because it does pack some heat. Not hot enough to make me want to run for the milk jug but still pretty warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (3352) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
22.11.2015, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild fruity, leafs, wet grass, dried fruits, hops, sap, minerals, orange, light malts. Taste is slightly dry grassy, leafs, grass, light malts, hops, sap, minerals, grassy chillies. Medium bitterness, slightly dry grassy chili mouthfeel with a pretty fast longlasting chili touch to it. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6920) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat.Pours hazy dark golden with a big creamy white head. Spicy malty aroma at first, develops into distinct hot pepper. Taste is good soft malty to start with, but quiclky turns into a hot habanero burn, long lasting and totally dominates all malty elements. Nice beer in a way, will def purchase some more bottles.

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