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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1395) - 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 donít have much experience with chili beers.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1326) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Burn in the throat not much hop aroma. Very nice burn. Good balance to the sculpin. Nice head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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, itís well done. If you donít like these, you wonít like this one. I liked the levels of heat to sweet on this one.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
bergstaden (1311) - RÝros, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
Golden with a white head - Hot peppery aroma with perhaps a hint of hop - the taste is just hot liquid peppers that stings - The hotness just goes into a long finish that is olmost never ending - This was just a pepper liquid that stings and just dont taste anything else than pepper, and it was not that good either

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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
An awesome ipa with a hot punch finish. Nice blend, you get the citruscy ipa first slightly bitter with a lunch if heat to finish. Love this. Ha at world of beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to my good friend Kasey! So this one looked pretty much like the sculpin that I remember but the nose.... wow what a huge burst of spicy peppers, some fruity pepper, and lots of heat. The flavor is super spicy and full of heat. Iíve never had a beet that had so much heat and pepper character as this one. Iím not sure a full bottle is what I want but I feel like they nailed what they were trying to accomplish here. Good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2011 On tap at BP Old Grove; Light amber/golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is citrusy and light pine. Flavor starts lightly fruity sweet followed by grapefruity hops and sharp habanero heat.The heat almost takes over the beer, but is an interesting twist if you like hot peppers. Medium bodied and smooth with some long lingering habernaro heat. I would like to see a little more balance between the habanero heat and the citrus bitterness, but still I liked it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1232) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Loved this because it held all the flavor profile of the awesome Sculpin IPA and added a zing of heat to it without being overpowering.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Draft. Wow. Smells like an IPA but tastes like a beer with kick. More kick than I've had in a beer yet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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