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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (8674) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
2 words: fuck yes. Tropical, habanero, medium to high spiciness, good throat tingle, bitterness adds to the heat. Fuck yes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8628) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Draught @ Stone 17th Anniversary
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, pine and hint of chili. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long extremely burning finish with hints of grassy and fruity bitterness. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8412) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma brings out loads of habanero peppers, maybe some slight hoppy notes lingering. Flavour is extremely spicy, with loads of habanero pepper without destroying the palate. The hops are still somewhat present, but the peppers dominate. Really well done - quite the punch in the mouth without being absurdly overwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Draft at Capone’s. 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 isn’t Sculpin (and I know it isn’t trying to be, and I’m fine with that).

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scopey (8328) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. It pours golden yellow, with a thin white head. The nose is habanero chili pepper, pine and sweet resin. The taste is like chomping down on a habanero. Lots of pepper warmth that make eyes water. This is a one dimensional beer dominated by one flavour. Interesting nonetheless. Enjoyable to watch unsuspecting people taste this.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8289) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pour on tap, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of thick caramel, orange peel, grapefruit notes, hints of slight pepper but not much, slight grass and pine notes as well. Taste is similar, some nice orange, grapefruit, hints of lemon, nice tropical fruit into caramel, slight pepper, then comes the heat and blows the rest of the beer out. Unfortunate, but tasty until that point.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
9oz on tap at Yard House in Cincinnati. Clear golden - orange color. Good thin white head. Decent bits of lace. Not bad-looking. Big, spicy, toasty habanero kick in the aroma. Nice biscuity malt profile. Light grassy, light citrusy hop. Only light because of the huge habanero chile flavor that is up front, in the body, and in the finish... On par with Ruination Habanero, pretty much the same type and level of habanero heat. Smooth, softer lighter carbonation, lightly dry texture. Medium to bigger body. Moderate bitter taste, big spicy hot heat, minimal sweet. I got through this habanero IPA easier than I did with the Ruination cask version.. Maybe the carbonation helped. Maybe this style of beer is growing on me. A very enjoyable 9 ounces.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden body and a white head. A good bit of diacetyl in the aroma, butterscotch. Light hops, some pepper, grainy. Flavors of diacetyl, some heat and burn and really minimal tropical fruit hoppiness. People who have had this before told me it tasted better previously.

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove in San Diego. Clear golden. Pleasant fruity hops aroma with a vegetal chili note. Flavor has fruity hops and a huge vegetal hot chili attack on the palate. Medium-bodied. Undrinkable.


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