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RATINGS: 610   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6052) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
I can not really find anything wrong with this beer. The only problem is that it is so loaded with habanero that it kills all other flavors. Could just have been a pale lager instead of a nice ipa. So what score shall I give this….well they surly intended to make it this way. So I have to give it a decent score. Nothing wrong with it. Just undrinkable.
[On tap at 3 Små Rum in Gothenburg, Sweden]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (6017) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, aged grapefruit hops, and a touch of pepper heat that I wouldn’t notice if I didn’t know this Habanero Sculpin. It pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and aged grapefruit hops. The finish has moderate-heavy habanero pepper heat that really lingers on the tongue and back of the throat. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this much pepper heat just doesn’t make sense to me in an IPA. It’s not so much bad as it is a simple question of "Why????"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5912) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Tap sample at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 4/3/14. Clear orange pour with a medium white head. Aroma of orange, pine, grapefruit and slight chile pepper. Malty and piney flavor with pepper and citrus before a warm pepper finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5898) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Sampled at esbls pinball. This lights up the tongoe. It also has a sweet fruity side. Peaches? Citrus. Had this right after Rogue’s Sriracha stout and this is much hotter. More complex, too. But the heat leads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
(Draught at Beachwood) clear medium gold, fine white bubbles. Nose of habanero, hop candy, candied citrus zest, and light pine. Taste of candied citrus, pine, lightly spicy, warming plate linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark golden color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweet pine, cactus and hot pepper. The flavor was pine, cactus, intense hot pepper and lots of sweetness to balance the heat. The hot pepper has an oiliness that sticks to the tongue. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5695) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Amber color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, citrus, pepper. Taste of muted citrus fruits, some pine, spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5686) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
This poured a shiny bright orange color with an off white head. Aroma was just a great blend of spicey habanero peppers, accompanied by troipical and citrusy fruit. Flavor was blended really well, some of the hop character was covered by the pepper, but still made this a nice unique beer on its own. Prefect amount of heat to know its there but nto completely burn the throat. Really Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (5614) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2015
(Keg at One Pint Pub, 20151002) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, sweetness, pine, bell peppers and malts. Palate was medium bodied and burning with medium carbonation. Flavours were bell peppers, sweetness, fruitiness, malts, pine and bitterness. Aftertaste had chilli, sweetness and bitterness. A very burning brew but not really a bad one. Drinkability was not good.

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