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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pours a cloudy dark gold with a creamy thin white head. The aroma is bizarre. There's some clear pepper and a not like cheddar cheese. ??? The flavor is dominated, not surprisingly, by explicit habanero burning that even stings you lips. The back of your throat will dry out as if you poured cayenne down your gullet. Interesting but far, far, far from enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
Aroma is dominated by pepper, ditto on the flavor. Its very clean and well done, but the original hop goodness is very much in the background. Would be great if the pepper was toned down a notch. Medium heat level, pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhunter151 (523) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
The habanero is noticeable in the aroma. Taste of piney hops and pepper on the finish. Oily mouthfeel. The burning sensation from the pepper lingers for a little bit. Interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krumbum (520) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Slightly hazy light amber. Big hop smell with slight hot pepper scent. Big early hop front that slides into a nice burn. Finishes on a habanero taste but balances with the bitter hops well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (507) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap pour. Appearance is similar to the basic, slightly reduced head. Raw pepper in the back ground on noise. Proper burn on taste. Builds nicely. A half pint is plenty, but surprisingly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jflopsu (503) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours a light trust orange. Has a sweet cirrus aroma with spices. Taste is immediately spicy like a hot sauce. Stings your mouth a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeadyDE (482) - Delaware, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Sampler at capones on draft..light golden color.billed as piney hops hat turn to rich sweet malt and finishes hot on back end..this sure starts out like regular sculpin with a solid ipa nose..really don’t get the pepper presence on nose..but..this has one of the most intense crazier finishes on a beer that I have had..sculpin flavor is completely taken over by the spicy peppery presence..glad I only had 6 oz of this because my mouth was feeling the habanero big time..can see how pepper lovers might find this more enjoyable..for me it was way over the top in a bad way..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Spectacular aroma followed by an unmistakable example of the style makes this beer a winner - if you are a fan of the style. However, I mourn the unadulterated ale that provided it’s base.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2012
on cask at GBBF 2011. The peppers just destroy you on this one. No one else could finish their glass. I did and it stayed with me for a spell. The heat takes away rather than adding to this beer. The fire is so strong that it completely takes over the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mep3222 (421) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Interesting aroma. Some hops but mostly peppery, an very nice habenero authentic spice aroma. Flavor is very spicy hot. Nice peppery hot, but quite a bit for a beer. Feels like a nice hotness you would like on food, but overpowers the flavors of the great sculpin base. Glad I tried this one, it is really well made if you like true peppery hotness in your beer, but not for me and really can't drink much of it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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