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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2013
On tap at Flanny's, copper pour, not much head. Aroma is hop forward with the habanero pretty well hidden. Taste definitely is pronounced with that spicy bite. Good, but another beer that takes awhile to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1477) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Draft pours golden amber capped by a slight off white head that leaves some lacing. Nose of pepper. Taste is pure heat, peppers, and some citrus on the finish. The heat is strong and lingering. An impresssive example of what can be done, but this is virtually a beer one could never turn into a session.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (1467) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
Pours clear golden amber with low white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, mango, peach and loads of habanero. Taste is WTF? Habanero, and tons of it. This is hotter than a vindaloo. Body is light and fresh, I suppose... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2011
Tap at Blind Tiger shared by Maxxdaddy (thanks!). Golden orange pour. Aroma and flavor are both pure pepper: habanero backed by green bell. Legitimate spiciness without being intolerable. I consider this treatment a success.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1404) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Sculpin flavor immediately up front then finishes with a fair amount of heat that for me never overpowered, though for others trying the same beer brought about sweat on the brow... I enjoyed it as an interesting addition to a ballast point event, though given the option again i will always choose the regular sculpin...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich (1398) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
Tap at Tustin, Throw a hot pepper that everyone knows is hot and see how it goes, in the words of Ron Burgundy its a deep burn. the flavor is drying out my tongue as I type this, from memory recall. The fruity flavor is sweet heat though which is nice. 4oz is more than enough of this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Draft. Poured hazy deep gold with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma was resinous and citrusy hops, caramel, a touch of vanilla, and rich, fruity chili. Flavor was that ... until my taste buds were singed by the heat. Quite spicy, but then I don’t have much experience with chili beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at Urge in RB/Poway on the Tap Takeover night. They had 25different brews from Ballast Point that day. It is exactly what it says to be. Sweet tropical hoppy Sculpin with the warming to sharp bite of Habenero. If you like this type of beer, it’s well done. If you don’t like these, you won’t like this one. I liked the levels of heat to sweet on this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours darker yellow finger white head. Smell huge grapefruit and citrus. Taste is really hot habenero up front, dying down to the base beer ipa notes, tropical fruit. Light and drinkable, decent amount of heat. Good chili beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
POurs hazy light amber with hop/grapefruit notes and some light pepper. The mouthfeel starts nicely like the sculpin pinning you down with nice biiter hops that drive a roller coaster of heat right to the finish.


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