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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3409) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
This beer takes the always impressive sculpin and adds huge peppery spice on the finish. Quite phenomenally done as it doesn’t detract from the original and never becomes too much. Great stuff

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap at Ballast Point. The beer pours to a dark amber glowing golden body with a white head. The aroma is simply 100% Sculpin with no peppers. The flavor is Sculpin, but it showcases the delicious flavor of the habanero pepper. I thought it had some heat, but not in that way that most of the spicy beers are (green peppers and hot). This beer was a marvelous rendition in that the pepper component came through as expected, rather than a nasty green pepper with heat. It actually blended quite well, and was a highlight of the evening!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (3269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 On tap at Hunahpu day ’13. Had this early on, which was a bad idea. Scattered notes: definite kick, burns going down. taste the vegetal ipa up front then all pepper - 6.8 - good but rough to drink. now my stomach hurts and nobody else wants to finish theirs. can’t leave men behind. now my internal organs are falling off... unique, but never again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2015
On tap at Happy Gnome. Pour is clear golden with a big white head and good lacing. Tropical fruity, somewhat earthy, lemony, light biscuit, some grass and dough in the aroma. Taste is somewhat sweet, a lot of earthiness, hints of grass and lemon with heat on the backend. Medium body with high carbonation. Solid pepper beer - not sure how much of this I could realistically drink though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3226) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Tap@bishops, gamla stan. Copper clear. Fruity pines, caramels on nose. Not that much bell pepper/chili just yet. Med bodied, nice soft bitter caramelly, and a good capsasin kick. Smooth nice, and for once, a well spiced chili beer. Habanero pretty clearly present in the flavour (sort of murky bell peppery, black pepper) as well. Ipa for chiliheads. I would venture this has a scoville of tabasco, so some tolerance is required for proper enjoyment.

-- bb

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3190) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4/18/2015 (bottle): I love Sculpin and Grapefruit Sculpin and the Habanero Sculpin is quite good, but the chili pepper really covers up all of the great hop flavors. This drinks like an good IPA with a hefty amount of jalapeno flavor and heat that comes in on top and grows with each sip. This reminds me a bit of spicy peach salsa. I like it, but it’s not a great chili beer. I’d much rather have a Sculpin or Grapefruit Sculpin and then a chili beer. This beer as a bit of a let down as it could have been an amazing thing; I think there is some room for improvement with it...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3115) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2015
12 oz bottle at Freshcraft. Darker gold and clear appearance with a lacy white head. Fresh aroma of citrus fruits, tropical fruits, floral notes and just a touch of peppery spice. The flavor is similar, but the habanero really comes through here, particularly on the finish. Pretty mild at first, but getting pretty intense towards the end. Still enjoyable and fun to drink, although, I couldn’t drink more than one.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (3081) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 Bottle: Thanks, Darsh. Toasted golden-amber with a very faint haze, mellow white head fades quickly. Aroma has lots of earthy hops, faint pine, florals, a touch of peppery spice, light honey, & some grapefruit. Not as spicy on the nose as I’d expect. The flavor, though... WOW. Habanero jumps out like a tiger. Some grassy & earthy hops at first, but the pepper heat rushes in quickly. After that, all you can taste is spicy pepper. Maybe a hint of earthy-pine but the pepper reigns supreme, through & through. One dimensional once the peppers take over; then it’s CURTAINS, son.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3061) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle - Amber with a thin ring of white head. Nose is fruity with lots of onion, very dry malt with no pepper to speak of. Taste is bready malt a bit of grassiness and some sharpness. Next to no pepperiness, though there’s a little heat on the finish. Thinnish with medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3043) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
11 aug 2002, tap at the brewery. Dark yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is faint green chili and malt. IPA nose is completely gone. Med/thin body and almost flat. Lots of habanero and not much else. Straw and habanero. Fire up front but it fades fast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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