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RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8678) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2015
Draught at the Ballast Point Miramar. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Very strong habanero in the aroma. The chili really dominates the aroma. The flavour is malt and habanero. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8665) - 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 (8593) - 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).

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
DSG (8575) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8417) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog webshop, consumed at home Thursday 16th July 2015 Orangey gold in colour with a filmy white head. Quite thick in the mouth, nice consistency, lovely. Woah....Flying Fuckpigs this is soooo hot, but the heat, sweetness and bitterness works very well, really mushy mexican chilli paste. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8335) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2013
On tap at Aces and Ales 2. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has pine hops with underlying pepper notes and a backbone of earthy grains. Flavor has pine and grain up front with a strong finish of hot peppers.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (8056) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
Tap at Busters. Orange - golden pour with a white head. Still get some of the citrus / apricot in here, but on taste, itís just fiery hot. Not my deal, but fun.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
On tap @ Aces & Ales in Vegas, and had alongside Joseph James Habanero Hop Box IPA. They were more similar than I would have guessed, but in the end I felt the Sculpin to be the better pepper IPA. The hops shone through a little brighter, with more balance between the underlying IPA character and the pepper character. Similar heat quotient though. SPICY!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8012) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle - Grapefruit and habanero. Clear gold with a decent white head. Habanero heat and some grapefruit with a peppery finish. Not bad, but the heat overpowers the IPA. I would rather have the original.


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