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RATINGS: 708   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.


3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
Cask at GBBG, Day 1. This was an incredibly divisive beer. Pours clear gold with a bubbly, white head. Big hop nose with definite notes of habanero. Flavor is just WAY too hot with raw habanero peppers. I can’t really detect much else in the flavor as MY TONGUE IS ON FIRE. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Burns like hell on the finish without stopping. Minutes pass and yet the burn lingers. Can’t really tell if hops are there, but I’m inclined to say they’ve been burned off. I could barely finish a third of a pint of this. When I did finish, I was sweating profusely and I considered leaving the festival to visit a hospital. Definitely too hot overall.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (16561) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
Cask gravity at GBBF 2011. Way too hot fiery and just mostly undrinkable.

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
rlgk (16540) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBG 2011. Decent hop aroma. Taste was abut to till me. Please never put this in a beer again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
On tap at the Stone 17th anniversary festival. Golden in color, clear, and with a small white head. Chili, green bell pepper, pine cones, peaches and a faint malty touch in the aroma. Loads of chili warmth on the palate, full body. Nice carbonation. Burning finish with some ipa flavors. Chili, pine cones and some malty flavors initially. Way too warming this one, but still nice. 130817

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (15532) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Keg at BD Sheps Bush, 11/06/15. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is green pepper, light fart, straw, faint citric twist. Taste comprises green chilli, not lot else coming through, faint bread, lemon, straw, orange. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a throat scrape of green chilli heat. Ok for style.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dedollewaitor (15229) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Nose is hot and spicy. Crazy hot and burning flavor. Chili pepper and tabaso sauce. Not drinkable by any means.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with about a finger of white head. S: At first the fruity and citrusy hops are all you smell. But soon after the habanero pepper provides some heat and a little bit of its fruitiness as well. Notes of pineapple and grass round out the nose. T: The flavor has retained a lot of the great hoppiness that makes Sculpin what it is. Still a good amount of tropical fruit and citrus with a mild pine. The pepper flavor is mild at first but comes out a bit more as it warms. There is a definite heat on the back of the throat. M: Medium in body and perhaps on the low end of medium in carbonation. O: This was much better than I had anticipated, but I can’t help but feel like it’s just a big waste of Sculpin.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (14936) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Clear golden/amber - white head. High chili taste - you can almost smell it. Nice flowery and citrus aroma, light malty sweetness..... everything is killed by the habanero !!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13798) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
KŘLF 111215. Golden -orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel, chili. Flavour is chili, malt, hop, grapefruit, pine, fruit, caramel. Chili finish. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13508) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours amber gold with a hoppy aroma. Med body. Flavor is quite hot. Not ghost chili, but hot. Goes well with the malt and hop, though parsing the hop profile is not to be done. Gives a bit of a burn, but not necessarily more than a major NW DIPA. The best thing is it’s not overdone. I’m sure I would never guess this to be Sculpin on a blind taste, but it works really well.


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