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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3090) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium to thick, well retained, off white head, with some lacing, over a clear, light amber (SRM 9) body.....nose is light cereal, heavy grapefruit, pine from the hops, mild habanero, balance to the hops......taste is light cereal, with hints of sweetness to start, with heavy grapefruit, pine, resin from the hops, becoming hot from the chile, finishing with hop bitterness, balanced.......mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, mild alcohol, carbonation high. As an S/H/V beer this is quite successful. The underlying beer is quite present and is well done. The chile comes in slightly in aroma, and then in flavors late enough to tell that the IPA was well done. The habanero then is utterly dominant with great heat, as one would expect from a 500,000 Scoville unit chile. The burn from an habanero is usually fairly short. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at least the brewery. Clear yellow/orange pour with an off white head. Grapefruit hop aromas. Grapefruit hop notes upfront give way too some serious heat from the habaneros. Wowzers. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma was hoppy with peppers, pine and light fruit. Flavor was extremely spicy with hot chili peppers, citrus and mild pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle. Enjoying the heat, itís quite full on but tastes good rather than just burning. Finding it a little tough to pick anything else out though. Maybe a bit of grassiness in the aroma. Maybe there is a bit of maltiness there. All in all, quite like it though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3021) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - JUN 7, 2015
This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking glossy orange with a nice looking transparency about it. Carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a rapidly dissipating foamy one finger white head. Lacing is spotty and clingy. The smell starts reminiscent of regular sculpin - sweet pine, sweet fresh cut grass, mango and grapefruit rolling into the habanero heat. The taste takes the flavors from the aroma to combine and allows the heat to go full throttle for a good couple minutes. Sweet green pepper enlivens to a long wet aftertaste and vegetable finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The heat is there to bounce back the carbonation a bit which shows on my tongue. However, it seems the heat also detracts from the bitterness level of an AIPA, honestly, Iím okay with that. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA with the habanero spice to boot. Perhaps a bit of a palate wrecker, but Iíd have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3009) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
Tulip at Tonyís dart away. Good aroma, sweet. Minor pepper. Citrus, orange, grapefruit. Clean golden orange color. Small head that faded quick. Bitter flavor. Medium body, smooth oily creamy mouthfeel. Bitter dry finish. Better that I was anticipating. Heat is good. Not overwhelming. Enjoyable. Finish is my favorite part.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2015
Nothing subtle about this. Assertive habanero heat and fruitiness accompanied by bright citrus and tropical additions. Capsaicin is noticeable and builds as your drink it. Becomes distracting. Iím a sweaty dude already. This doesnít help at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (2994) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Hazy light orange pour with a small head that fade to a nice ring. Aroma is pretty great. Nice mix of apricot, mandarin oranges and peppers. Tastes very spicy. Strong heat from the peppers nearly covers up everything else. Just hints of citrus and sweet malt. Medium body. Fairly smooth. Overall, itís decent but itís just too spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
bottle from craftshack dot com. aroma is just like fresh and yummy sculpin. lots of pine and grapefruit. large white head and a very clear light orange color. initial taste is hops followed quickly by a punch in my esophagus of hot peppers. holy hell this is interesting. just a bit of a sting is an understatement. this bad mamma jamma has more punch than a bomb or most pepper beers I have had. still a very solid offering, but not more than one could be consumed by this wussy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2969) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Draft at Jerryís in Chicago. Well, Sculpin is delicious, I donít need to talk a lot about that (basically, good hops and low malts). But here you have a well integrated burn form the pepper. Fun stuff, not crazy pepper but nice burn and some light pepper flavor.

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