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RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9073) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2015
Bouteille, merci à Dave - Ibrew2or3 for the trade. Fin orangé, col fin beige. Arôme est plus centré sur les houblons, ici la chaleur ressentie en bouche est minime et qcq effluves parviennent cependant à être là. Agrumes font le jeu ici, et le malt accompagne le tout en restant cependant bien marqué. Palais met de suite tout le monde d’accord, c’est bien du habanero, et donc risque de ne pas faire que des heureux. La chaleur du piment est bien et perce de suite et dès la première gorgée. Le tout est réchauffant, ne brûle pas mais offre assez de chaleur pour être unique, retrouve un profil malté juste en retrait tirant sur un léger biscuité. La chaleur perdure, et laisse tout de même passer le houblon qui est léger mais centré sur un profil agrumes plaisant. Retrouve le côté pulpeux du piment, surtout au niveau de la peau.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9012) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark golden with a nice beige head and a pepper aroma. There is the expected full-bodied Sculpin malt flavor that is heavily masked with hot pepper. I guess some people like hot peppers in their beer, but for me it just cancels out the beer’s original good flavor. To each his own.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8901) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a clear golden color with a medium plus sized white head. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of peppery heat, citrus and tropical fruit hops try to come through. I get that this is a polarizing kind of beer, but I happen to enjoy the peppery beers. The burn is lasting, but the fruity notes linger as well.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2015 [5245-20130420] Tap. Super orange aroma. Clear, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter orange rind hops flavour. Medium-full body is super bitter. Tasty. (7+/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Cole’s, Buffalo, NY)

[7493B-20150814] Bottle. Smoked orange hints aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Hot pepper juice flavour. Medium body is very hot. "Heat may vary"?? Not for me. (6/3/3/1/5) 1.8
(@ Campground Brewdown 2015, Millmont, PA)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8506) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Pepper aroma. Grapefruit and spicy pepper flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and spicy pepper lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8331) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Drank in Denver for GABF 2012. I can see how this would get differing ratings. It is good, and it is exactly what they want it to be I think. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. Honestly, not a big pepper nose. The flavor though is initial sweep Sculpin but then a blast of heat and habenero. Lingers hot on the tongue. Cool to try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2016
28/I/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ ElManana’s place - BB: n/a, bottled: 3/XI/15 (2016-82) Thanks to Steve for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, creamy off-white head, bit adhesive. Aroma: quite some habanero, citric, floral touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: yes, that’s a distinct habanero flavour! Pretty spicy, hot, citrus, bit floral, very nice habanero. Aftertaste: very spicy, throat warming, lots of habanero heat, fruity flavours.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
On tap at O’Brien’s’ pouring up via the Beer Engine with hazy gold to orange body and white head. The aroma has some sweetness and firm levels of Sculpin hoppiness with various citrus notes. I also get a mild background of chili pepper meat. The taste is Beer Engine smoothness and near creamy creating a Sculpin that is on the sweet side. It seems to start off a bit neutral in flavor with growing yet modest levels of sweetness and citrus before bold chili pepper burn and chili pepper flavor take over. The chili lingers and burns the lips for a good five minutes afterward. Darn spicy offering.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (8048) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a little lighter than I remember regular Sculpin though. A transparent gold with foamy white head. Smells of hops and spicy pepper. Tastes like it smells, only more pepper forward, with an average mouthfeel. Alright, but the habanero masks the delicious base.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8033) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub, Miramar. Aroma has sweet fruity tones, pineapple juice and hints of habanero. Flavour has sweet fruitiness and fruit candy that soon turns into burning habanero. Also some vegetable tones. Very long lingering burning tones here.


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