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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (2009) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
March 28, 2015 - taster pour at the Rare Beer Fest in St. Paul. Clear golden pour with some head. Glad I tried this here and didn’t get a six pack as this would be rough to drink more than a couple ounces.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
portableparty (2002) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours gold orange with a large frothy head. Aroma has pepper and heat. Taste is hot peppers spicy and rather hard to put down. The heat just lasts and gives me no interest in going back. Maybe I should have a side car of blu cheese and then I could possibly finish this. Interesting, but not a beer for drinking, in my opinion. Now what do I do with the other 5...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1984) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Draft pours golden amber capped by a slight off white head that leaves some lacing. Nose of pepper. Taste is pure heat, peppers, and some citrus on the finish. The heat is strong and lingering. An impresssive example of what can be done, but this is virtually a beer one could never turn into a session.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1984) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Amber pour with a medium head. Aroma of caramel, citrus hop and green pepper. Flavour is nice caramel and piney, citrus hop on front transitioning to a decent amount of heat on the back of the tongue and throat an a vegetal green pepper finish that is not unpleasant. ---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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Dark gold with big, foamy, white head, good lacing / Bright nose of citrus, weed, cut pine, honey / Medium body, crisp, excellent balance with bitter finish, and very spicy / Flavors of honey, grapefruit, cut pine, resin, very hot but not much of a vegetal flavor / Very nice, with quite a spice kick.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (1917) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2015
The spiciest beer you may ever drink. Smells, tastes, and lingers like a real habanero pepper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Really enjoyed this. Aroma was lightly green, some roasted peppers, definitely heat, some habanero and the underlying sculpin we all know, some juicy citrus tropical hops. Flavor is much the same, really well done, some sweet heat, not overpowering at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1887) - - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper with a perfect 2 finger head. Aroma is citrus, sweet malt and some light vegetal pepper notes. Taste adds orange, lemon, peach and intense habanero flavor and heat. Heat is pretty much at my comfort threshold. It's substantial but isn't painful and doesn't completely mask the other flavors. Crime and Punishment this is not. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Shocked how much I enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1866) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2015 Amber with a dense, slightly off white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops, with some spice, and malt sweetness. Taste of the base beer is like an IRA, but the habanero chimes in right away. It’s spicy in a cinnamon fashion on the tongue, but you feel it at the very back of your throat. I love excessively spicy food, but no way I’d buy a six of this. $3/12oz


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