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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.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
evergreen0199 (2144) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head. Hoppy aroma. Tastes like an IPA with curry powder and chillis thrown in, this really did not work, I had to pour it away after a couple of sips. Quite horrid!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2013
On tap at Capones. Poured a bright copper color with a two finger frothy white head and light lacing. Aromas of tropical fruits, mango, papaya and guava with some citrus and pine on the side, and only a hint of pepper. Taste starts with a mix of caramel sweetness and piney hops and bitterness. There is some growing heat in the background from the pepper, but not too strong. Through the middle, the heat grows a bit along with stronger bitterness. As the beer finishes, the heat explodes and takes over and lingers for quite a while. Medium body with moderate carbonation, sticky and dry.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slipstream (2076) - USA - FEB 16, 2013
From a cask at The Bronx Ale House, while watching some playoff football. A really interesting variation on BP’s flagship IPA. Lots of chili spice and hop resin makes for a lively, intense, eye-opening brew. This is being a little under-rated imho, maybe by people who aren’t crazy about capsaicin in their beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2032) - California, USA - APR 6, 2013
Clear yellow golden in color... Aroma of crisp citrus hops... Flavor is dominated by spicy habanero, spicy kick initially on the palate, gives way to lingering heat, but does not mask the crisp dryness and bitterness of the sculpin.... Nice combo ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Minderbinder (2028) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle 355ml. Pours golden with low off-white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of peppers, slight malt. Taste is of peppers, hot (extreme) peppers, very slight malt. Palate: Medium carbonation. Medium body [Note that I had a very hard time rating the palate as I could barely dare to take other sips]. Overall: This beer is straight-up gross. Extremely hot/peppery. This is not serious. Burning aftertaste. No complexity to speak of. Stear clear of this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2015) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 Draft sample poured a golden color with a thin coat of off white head. Aroma has big citrus, pine resins, and a huge hit of habanero. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation average. Flavor again has a huge hit of habanero spice, citrus, juicy tropical hops, and a finish with heat that just lingers. Whoa this has a bit of heat to it so much so it is hard to take in the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Draft sample. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of sharp citrus juices, light malt, and a dusting of pepper. An interesting flavor progression: grapefruit and lime, followed by incendiary (yet very clear) Habanero, then a mix of leafy hops and pepper heat on the finish. The heat is a little much, but you still get a sense of the beer behind it. A half pint serving would have been ideal, but managed to finish a whole pint with little difficulty. I tried to search out the base beer, but came up empty on this trip.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Butler at his house. Pours yellowish gold with no head. Aroma is fruity with pineapple. Some pepper on the nose. Flavor is entirely habanero with slight bitterness. Fair amount of heat in the back of the throat. Really interesting. Finishes clean and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 @ RnH. Once in nov. 2011 and in jan 2013. Didn’t like it so much back then but I love it now. Almost like a delicate herbal tea

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1958) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2014
Tap at Eureka University Village.

Gold pour, thin white head. Sculpin aroma, grapefruit and some tropicals, a hint of the pepper to come. The heat on the tongue melds very nicely with the underlying flavor base -- they complement one another well -- but hits harder than I like in a hot-pepper beer. In the style, I like the heat to be almost subtle -- whereas this one is strong and draws the attention to the lingual burning and away from the topical fruit in the base beer that seems just waiting to delight to taste buds. After trying this, I opt to switch to the regular sculpin, which is far more drinkable --- but leaves me missing the heat just a little bit, which speaks well of this one I suppose.


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