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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Amazing, great hops and the spice that pairs with hops, all in one glass! Itís the thin, dry, citrus you know frmo sculpin with the peppers hitting the back side and providing a burning peppery finish. Get it if you can.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
On tap at capitol beer. Aroma is hops and pepper. Taste starts malty and hops and quickly turns to hot pepper ash tray.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Zymurgeist2 (1051) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
On draft at Gourmet Haus. The aroma is overblown with the habanero.....and then you get to the taste. This literally tastes like someone messed with a beer by adding hot pepper sauce. I do not get any of the original Sculpin flavor or aroma here. Very tough to drink from a brewer i love.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (1049) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
This beer has eluded me for YEARS. Iíve heard it on tap at no less than 5 beer/pizza bars in the last 7 years and NEVER have I gotten to try it until tonight. Ballast Point tap take over at Bru! Pours a clear golden with light white foam in a 3oz tater. Aroma is IPA with very minimal pepper odor. Taste, holy CRAP this is habanero fruit! The chilli fruit is there right away and then the regular floral, citrus and slight pine comes in to showcase the sculpin. The habanero heat doesnít really come into play until the beer goes down you throat where it is a nice heat. Overall, radtastic pepper beer that Iíd totally drink a pint of. Indeed jalapeno probably still beats it out but that was with fresh peppers. Still, love this!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1022) - Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Nice citrus aroma but mild. Cloudy orange with a foamy white head. Good balance on the IPA flavors and malt. Peppers leave a burning sensation on the back of the throat which is as pleasant as it is unusual. Nicely done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (998) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
Draft at Ballast Point. Pours a bright orange. Nose has grapefruit, citrus, chilli and pepper. Taste is upfront chilli and peppers with a citrus/grapefruit backing. Slow burn from the chilli. Great showcase with of the habanero chillis. Brings out so much of the flavour. Top shelf. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (990) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a crystal clear, classic golden color with a pure white head. Wet and slick mouthfeel with a burn one would expect from a habanero brew. Plastic and fresh chili pepper flavors get expressed overtly. Fantastically refreshing. Enlivening without being brutal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (985) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Draft at lures, pots clear amber with low head. Aroma is sweet malts and pine hops. Taste is rich sweet malt and nice hop bitterness, the pepper lingers o the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (977) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Well-blended beer. Aroma was of citrus and piney hops with a hint of pepper. Average light caramel color for an IPA. Palate was light and well-carbonated, which matched the spice. Flavor was hop bitterness up front followed by a burn that complimented rather than dominated. Pleasing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atheist_Peace (967) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
Tap at Savor. This was just overall wonderful stuff. The habanero spice and heat really integrate well with the west coast boisterous IPA style. Citric and spicy with a slightly spicy hot finish. Pour me another!


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