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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (3308) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with an avarage sized off-white head leaving a good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit,mpeach, caramel peppery notes and pine. Sweet flavor that ends up quite dry and nice bitter with some chili too. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice chili IPA. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle in Seattle. Gold rich gold. Interesting aroma of dense citrus fruit, rich hops and a touch of the pulp of the pepper. Aroma changes from typical Sculpin in to some wild guava and papaya. Pepper is bright and clear, quite hot, but it admittedly plays well with the fruity IPA. Not my favorite flavors, nor something I’ll be reaching for again, but it does like good spicy food make me want to take another bite (sip) even when I don’t understand why. Interesting variation for sure

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3296) - 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
Marheb (3284) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Le profil classique de la Sculpin est rehaussé vigoureusement de l’attirail habanero assez violent mais fonctionne bien avec la mangue, pêche, mandarine et fleur sauvage qui habite la base. La chaleur inquiète au départ mais est facile à apprivoiser au fur et à mesure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle pours an orange brew with a white top. Nose is caramel, citrus and pepper. Taste starts piney then the pepper kicks in and dominates. Those that like heat like me will enjoy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Clear orange color with no head. Aroma of pepper, citrus, and hops. Lots of habenero upfront with citrus sweetness right behind it. Not sure what possessed one to add habenero to a very good IPA, but this works.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3124) - 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 I’ve 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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (3122) - 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 (3105) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (3083) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Keg at BD AGM. Golden with white head. Citrus hoppy aroma, Sculpin aroma. Tastes like regular Sculpin, citrusy. This beer has a punishing burn that doesn’t quit. Burned me all the way down the throat


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