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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
yngwie (13106) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2011
(Draught) Pours a cloudy maize orange body with a small white head. Aroma of Orange Julius , grain, caramel, chilies, and nuts. Flavor of grain, grass, subtle habanero, and orange with bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, light chili pepper. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit. Faint chili burn in the finish with slight cumulative effect. Very restrained for a pepper beer (especially compared with Ballast Pointís Thai Ginger Chile Wahoo Wheat). Medium body, light acidity, low carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Cask at the GBBF 2011. Golden with a small white head. The aroma has lots green pepper and a bit of grass. The flavour is insanely hot, but actually has some interesting complexity - just too bad you canít taste it

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10692) - 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 itís not overdone. Iím sure I would never guess this to be Sculpin on a blind taste, but it works really well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, 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 canít help but feel like itís just a big waste of Sculpin.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (10419) - 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 canít 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. Canít really tell if hops are there, but Iím inclined to say theyíve 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Tap sample. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy and roasted pepper aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet and hot flavor with a moderate to heavy hot and bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid brew.

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
rlgk (10044) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
A golden amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, interesting mix of biscuit malt, floral hops, and hot pepper, nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with floral hops and loads of hot pepper, burning, not bad. On tap at Breukelyn Bier Merchants.


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