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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3734) - Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2011
Cask draft at the Blind Tiger in New York City. Pour is a very hazy, unfiltered orange golden with a smallish off white head. The aroma is grapefruit and mildly dank hops, along with a dry, clean habanero spice. The two aromas do not necessarily blend, but they do coexist in an interesting way. The taste is straight hoppy Sculpin up front, then transitions very much into a spicy Habanero pepper beer. As with the nose, really interesting, and really clean, but the two flavors just really do not totally work together. Palate is a nice medium unfiltered body, with a soft cask mouth feel. The after taste is crazy dry, and somewhat hot pepper spice. This was fun, but I think I would have liked to try normal Sculpin on cask more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3663) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of hop oils, hop resins, grassy hops, pine. Flavor is quite spicy in the first swallow - whoa thatís a lot of habanero! - followed by citrus, hop oils, and caramel malt. This does pack a punch for sure. One of the stronger chile beers Iíve had. Interesting though! 7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5]

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (3662) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Pours clear golden amber with low white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, mango, peach and loads of habanero. Taste is WTF? Habanero, and tons of it. This is hotter than a vindaloo. Body is light and fresh, I suppose... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3639) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
On tap @ Rattle N Hum courtesy of infi. Thanks Jonathan!. Itís a really cloudy looking one this, almost murky brown in the glass with a small off-white head on top. It has a nice fresh grassy herbal tea-like nose with traces of chocolate paper and dark malts. A bit strange but nice. In the mouth itís light oily with a soft carbonation level. I get some soft prickling hints of the habanero, but its nowhere as warming as I was expecting. Some more chocolate paper also appears. Tea like finish. A good one, but I was really hoping for a bit more punch. 14.06.2013

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3633) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Looks just like the regular sculpin...retention and lacing arent quite as good. Aroma is also the same but has just a touch of vegetal pepper. Flavor is sculpin all the way with peppery heat in the end that burns pleasantly for some time. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and peppery hot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (3614) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2016
Habanero at the forefront, gently in aroma, moreso in taste, and plenty of burn at finish. Orange golden body with fluffy head. Peppers pretty much obliterate any sign of the Sculpin base, but add some character all their own.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3589) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4/18/2015 (bottle): I love Sculpin and Grapefruit Sculpin and the Habanero Sculpin is quite good, but the chili pepper really covers up all of the great hop flavors. This drinks like an good IPA with a hefty amount of jalapeno flavor and heat that comes in on top and grows with each sip. This reminds me a bit of spicy peach salsa. I like it, but itís not a great chili beer. Iíd much rather have a Sculpin or Grapefruit Sculpin and then a chili beer. This beer as a bit of a let down as it could have been an amazing thing; I think there is some room for improvement with it...

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3503) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Poured a clear orange gold color with not much head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, caramel and a hint of pepper. Heat comes in strong for me inn the finish. Citrus and grapefruit up front. Too much heat for me

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3492) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2015
Taster from the Grille Next Door. Deep golden color with a huge sticky white head. Big capsaicin mixed with earthy pine on the nose. The heat lingers coating the throat all the way down. Good in a small dose, glad I got a tiny glass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3485) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2015
On Tap slightly hazy lightorange. Thin wispy head and lacing. LIght citrusy aroma with only a hint of the firey inferno to come. Flavor was very hot. B ig time peppery heat and still some nice clean grapefruit citrus in there as well.


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