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RATINGS: 719   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Tap at Tommyknockers, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Habanero, green chili, some hops and some malts. Too burning for me.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5373) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Man you guys are pussies. This heat is perfect. Unfortunately it takes away from the hops. This also benefits from a fantastic base beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5369) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottles at Luluís, 4/4/15
Usual "if-you-donít-like-chili-beers-ignore-this-re preface. I always rate these under the assumption that you like chili beers and rate them compared to other chili beers, not other beers or IPAs.
That being said, I donít see the point of pretty much ruining Sculpin IPA by adding habaneros. The hops barely break through, and it just seems like a waste of tons of good hops. Not that it has to be unhopped, but Sculpin? I donít know. Anyways, this stuff is nice! I drank three of them and could have kept going. Spicy, with the characteristic habanero slow-burn. The body is fairly lean and quite dry to really help pronounce the chili, though there is enough malt to not make it too unbalanced. Dry, fiery, peppery, really quite delicious. I think I still like the Serrano Pale a bit more, as that one was just viciously hot, but this is a bit more "toned down". The pepper really helps lighten the beer and keeps it very "refreshing" (these terms are all relative).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5366) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Resin and mild pepper aromas. Sweet resin and caramel upfront quickly turning to an oily pepper that lasts through the long lip-smacking hot pepper finish. Nice, but not a lot of sculpin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5333) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft at OBriens. Clear bright golden pour, white head with nice lacing. Tropical fruity hops initially, and then dominate fresh habanero peppers, very hot and spicy. Glad to have tried it, but I probably wonít drink this again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5329) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2012
On tap at PH, pours a very hazy copper orange with medium off white head, nice lacing. Aromas of hops, malt, light pepper, vanilla, orange, and pine. Taste is filled with citrus, pine, vanilla and caramel tasting malts, strong peppers. Really gives the throat and back of the mouth a tingle from the habanero. The heat continues to build in other parts of the body as you consume more. Medium to fuller bodied, well carbonated. It was nice but I couldnít take the heat by then end of the glass. Use half the amt of habanero next time and this thing would be awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big pepper aroma. The IPA hops are masked for sure the pepper and the hops blend well together and the peppers make for a very nice heat and flavor. Great Mexican food beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (5318) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
On tap at OíConnors. Golden with lasting white head. Aroma fruity, hoppy, some fruity habanero and wood. Taste is very chili intense, fruity habanero notes, caramel, wood and grapefruit. Finish has resin and spicy habanero

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (5313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draft at DryHop. Orange with white head. Very spicy beer. Way more than I thought. Tasty tho if you can fight that off

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5294) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
12oz bottle of liquid heat. Poured a clear deep gold body with a smaller to average white creamy head. Aroma of habanero pepper, curry, Indian food, wet grains, bad bread, old citrus. Medium body, loads of heat, average carbonation. Flavor is more peppery than the aroma. I like, hot hot hot.


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