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RATINGS: 712   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (4197) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Tap @ The Ginger Man Nee York. Orange amber, not much head. Chilli hop aroma. Overpowering hot spicy sickly chilli flavour and aftertaste. Struggled to finish this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4131) - 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 Iíll be reaching for again, but it does like good spicy food make me want to take another bite (sip) even when I donít understand why. Interesting variation for sure

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4127) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2016
When I pop the cap the escaping CO2 brings a spicy hit of capsaicin to my nose. A steady pour into my Spiegelau IPA glass produces an almost two-finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves some layered lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a pale amber / gold color and shows a clear, yellow golden hue when held up to the light. Up front the beer has a big hit of floral herbal notes, ripe ruby-red grapefruit, ample guava, funky ripe mango, and even some Sauvignon Blanc like tropical fruit character. If you really, deeply dig into the aroma it gets even more of the ripe, tropical fruit character, and there is also just a hint of spicy, fruity, habanero character.

Smooth, herbal bitter notes up front linger through to the finish where a defined, spicy, chile kick takes over; this tickles the back of my throat, and supplies some nice spicy heat. The chile character seems to accentuate the grassy & herbal notes in the hopes, and this seems more evenly balanced with the ripe fruit character of a normal Sculpin; lychee, guava, kumquat zest, tangelo zest, and some ruby-red grapefruit notes are balanced by flavors of pine, bitter-woody sage sap, and dank herbal notes that adds an earthy-herbal spiciness. The malt character plays a clearly supporting role here, but does provide a rounded body that helps provide a nice texture to support the hops, as well as a hint of whole grain cracker like maltiness.

This is pretty tasty, though I think I prefer the regular and grapefruit versions of this beer more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (4108) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
22.11.2015, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild fruity, leafs, wet grass, dried fruits, hops, sap, minerals, orange, light malts. Taste is slightly dry grassy, leafs, grass, light malts, hops, sap, minerals, grassy chillies. Medium bitterness, slightly dry grassy chili mouthfeel with a pretty fast longlasting chili touch to it. Fair enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (4065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 On tap at Hunahpu day í13. Had this early on, which was a bad idea. Scattered notes: definite kick, burns going down. taste the vegetal ipa up front then all pepper - 6.8 - good but rough to drink. now my stomach hurts and nobody else wants to finish theirs. canít leave men behind. now my internal organs are falling off... unique, but never again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4063) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Draft at friendly Greek. Pours golden with an inch of white foam. Has some citrus on the nose. Big fucking habanero on the tongue. Huge. Real, real spicy. Lingers for hours. It is an acquired taste but itís actually some flavor even as it melts your tongue.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickd717 (4041) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
12oz bottle. Looking at reviews, this is a polarizing beer. Iím a huge pepper/heat fan, so not surprisingly I fall on the positive side. The other side consists of wimps. If youíre a pansy who canít take the slightest bit of heat, just donít drink a habanero beer! The appearance is average, orangish-golden with a fast-fading one-finger head. The aroma has grapefruit and tropical fruit notes with a hint of habanero. The flavor has great heat! Iím glad they didnít hold anything back. It matches well with a slightly sweet malt base and bright fruity hoppiness. The palate is really nice. Medium-bodied and crisp with a burning sensation. This is freaking badass! I love it and would drink it all day. Wimps need not apply.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 4, 2015
bottle. clear orange with a small white head. nice floral aroma and no sign of pepper. flavor has big kick of peppery heat, green pepper meat, floral hops, a little malty sweetness. medium body. heat gets less intense 1/4way through the pint. wouldnít really want to drink more than 1 of these, but it was fun to try it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015 Bottle, orange pour, white head, nose is pepper, taste is pepper, citrus, hops, awesome

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2013
On tap at The Thirsty Monk, Asheville. My trepidation about this beer proved sadly sound, as the gorgeous orange juice and hops concoction of the base was to my taste buds utterly marred by a heavy hand with the pepper. Looks handsome enough like regular Sculpin, smells bracing as usual, with an understated pepper note. But the palate is wrecked with heat tingle and the taste is both spicy and acrid. Slap a Stone name on this beer for greater accuracy. BROWN.


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