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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10187) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9903) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Tap at Maxís. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is pine, resin, and citrus hops, habenero, and cracker malt. Flavor is spicy peppers, heavy hops and bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9423) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 19, 2011
GraviCask (GBBF2011)
Sweet rich fleshy fruit aroma. Smooth sweet palate. Powerful burn, but not totally mental. I actually quite liked it, but it is a silly gimmick

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
GABF. Pours a hazy orange appearance with an off white head. Citrusy, grapefruity, a bit piney, slightly peppery aroma. Juicy citrusy, rich grapefruity flavor that shows more of the pepper with a moderate burn on the finish. Honestly, this sounded like the greatest thing since sliced bread to me but the spiciness was a bit dull and didnít add what I thought it could. I would love to try it again someday, however.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2013
On at Caponeís. Poured a golden color with a white head. Yep, thereís habanero in this one. The hoppy IPA was in the background, but this one ended in too much of a spicy burn for me to finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft, July 5, 2014. Pours a clear amber color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy peppers, pale malt, citrus hops. The taste is citrus and tropical hops with habanero in the finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, high heat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8553) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Cask at Rattle N Hum in NYC. The pour is a flattish, room temp, clear orange amber with a medium, white fluffy head. Nice lace for cask beer. Nose is very assuming...regular Sculpin character: very caramel heavy, orange sections, sweet grapefruit, citrus hops. Nice balance. Would assume it is regular Sculpin if you were trying to prank someone. Taste...right up front it is silky, rich, and caramel heavy with quenching citrus hops and orange juice. After one second or so some major capsaicin heat comes through. HOT TAMALE TONIGHT! Ears on fire, clear your sinuses, phlegm building in the back of the throat. Still, nice vanilla and candy beneath the hot pepper. Even bitter dark chocolate still apparent. In summary, still recognizably a great IPA...still very Sculpin in essence but extremely spicy at near rip your head off levels as far as beers go. Hilarious, very enjoyable, I finished the entire pint very easily and had a blast doing so.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Dark amber color with a medium white head that disappears quickly, and short strings of lace. Peppers and hops in the nose. Medium body with a moderately spicy pepper flavor with some hops and malt behind it. Lingering spicy aftertaste. Decent beer, although I drank this too early in the session and had to flush with a lot of water immediately after due to the spiciness. Decent overall.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
2013-04-20. Modest aroma, light spice, hops. 7+ Flavour is briefly lovely, citrus hops are a glimpse of something. Then burny... jeebus f-ck! Oh god, why did I drink this! Average palate. A perfectly good IPA ruined. On tap at Coles, Buffalo

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7920) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Draft at Caponeís. Did this one horizontally with the regular, and this one has an intense habanero flavor thet melds well with the crisp hoppiness and great balance, but the heat does take center stage to a degree that prevents it from exceeding Sculpin. I guess my point is this: This is a great hoppy spicy beer for hot pepper lovers, but most will prefer the Sculpin much more. Nothing against this beer, it is one of the best spicy beers I ever had, but it isnít Sculpin (and I know it isnít trying to be, and Iím fine with that).


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