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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 (1359) - 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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Flowerpower (10) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Intense taste of habanero. I mean intense! The overall feeling is hanging long time after

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlennHendry (288) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
Aroma of peaches and tropical fruit. The taste, though, is where this beer brings the heat. Itís like a craft beer Cesear! Some pine and citrus in the background but itís mostly hot pepper and lots of it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
SanfordBrewer (1500) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Great base beer with clean malt and bright aromatic hops. Habanero was raw and grassy, with moderate heat and no fruity or floral character.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - SEP 11, 2016
Damn they have upped the Habanero on this batch. Lip tingling good on top of a very solid IPA. Great, Great stuff and hugely fun. Fuck yeah.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (888) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle: pours golden amber with a thin white head, hoppy aroma, taste is very, very spicy. It overpowers everything else. Itís not a bad beer, but not one I can drink much of.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2729) - NORWAY - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, big creamy beige head. Smell of grapefruit, citrus, pine and malts. Moderate sweet, some fruityness and citrus before the habanero kicks in and take over the show. Wow! After this everything is mostly habanero chili.......... and some biting piny stuff in the back. I like it!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LasCH (7) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2016 does not count
Aroma: citrus, fruity and a bit chili. Taste is more like chili. Taste has a little bit heat(could be more) and fruity. Awesome habanero IPA!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Picked up single 12-oz bottle from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a semi-clear golden orange colored brew with a smalled sized off-white head compared to the regular Sculpin that quickly dissipates. Aroma of light grapefruit, habanero peppers and caramel malt. Taste is medium bodied with habanero pepper presence that over-powers the IPA hoppiness. Finish is semi-dry with a spicy pepper palate that would make an interesting BBQ marinade. Tongue shock recovery time, about 3 minutes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (532) - - SEP 4, 2016
12 oz bottle. Clear golden Amber color with a light white head. Tropical fruit resin hops aroma. Big Habanero bite. Medium body. Habanero runs the show. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with a fine particle haze and a white head. Chili heat in the aroma, followed by a mix of green pepper and some citrusy hops. A lot of heat in here, with some bell pepper and black pepper flavor, not leaving much room for the IPA base. I think I still get a suggestion of the IPA somewhere in there, though. Regardless, itís quite the tasty chili beer.


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