RateBeer
overall
85
94
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2999) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen. A: clear, amber with a semi-durable tan head and limited lacing. Fine clariy. Aroma: habaneros and hops in near equal balance. Flavor: Wow! lots of habanero flavor here and medium-high hotness. The most chili flavor Iíve encountered in a beer, and one of th hottest. Feel: Medium body with soft, medium carbonation. Medium+ heat. O: an exceptional IPA well worth seeking out. Available in 6 packs.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (2969) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2015
Nothing subtle about this. Assertive habanero heat and fruitiness accompanied by bright citrus and tropical additions. Capsaicin is noticeable and builds as your drink it. Becomes distracting. Iím a sweaty dude already. This doesnít help at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2967) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium to thick, well retained, off white head, with some lacing, over a clear, light amber (SRM 9) body.....nose is light cereal, heavy grapefruit, pine from the hops, mild habanero, balance to the hops......taste is light cereal, with hints of sweetness to start, with heavy grapefruit, pine, resin from the hops, becoming hot from the chile, finishing with hop bitterness, balanced.......mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, mild alcohol, carbonation high. As an S/H/V beer this is quite successful. The underlying beer is quite present and is well done. The chile comes in slightly in aroma, and then in flavors late enough to tell that the IPA was well done. The habanero then is utterly dominant with great heat, as one would expect from a 500,000 Scoville unit chile. The burn from an habanero is usually fairly short. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma was hoppy with peppers, pine and light fruit. Flavor was extremely spicy with hot chili peppers, citrus and mild pine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at least the brewery. Clear yellow/orange pour with an off white head. Grapefruit hop aromas. Grapefruit hop notes upfront give way too some serious heat from the habaneros. Wowzers. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2940) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle shared at RBWG 2015! Pours a clear gold with thin bubbly white head. Aroma is peppers over juicy hops. Taste is big on the peppers, damn, woah. Interesting but not as bad as some pepper beers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2933) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
On tap at the Beer House Chicago in Lombard, IL. as a 5 oz. serving dispensed to a flight/fest glass, showing a clear, golden color, with a persistent layer of off white head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was lightly herbal, with some floral hints that reminded me of pomander-like lavender. Pacified by the mellow intro, the taste surprised me with a consistent pepper & heat that supplanted any fruitiness or alcohol on my palate. Even the hint of sweetness didnít assuage the warmth. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, and a mild creaminess to the mouthfeel. Tasty, and cleared the sinuses at the same time!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2928) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2015
Taster from the Grille Next Door. Deep golden color with a huge sticky white head. Big capsaicin mixed with earthy pine on the nose. The heat lingers coating the throat all the way down. Good in a small dose, glad I got a tiny glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2914) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
Tulip at Tonyís dart away. Good aroma, sweet. Minor pepper. Citrus, orange, grapefruit. Clean golden orange color. Small head that faded quick. Bitter flavor. Medium body, smooth oily creamy mouthfeel. Bitter dry finish. Better that I was anticipating. Heat is good. Not overwhelming. Enjoyable. Finish is my favorite part.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Draft at a sampling event. From notes. Slight citrus hops and grains start out. Then immediately to very hot pepper notes. Very good, but nothing I would drink again.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 14 15 16  17  18 19 20 » 52


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50