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RATINGS: 745   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Bottled. Poured medium golden with lots of find sediment and a creamy, sticky white head. The aroma picked up sweet grapefruit meat and light biscuity notes topped by grapefruit zest, black pepper, and light green peppers. The flavor found similar grapefruit and biscuity notes at the core, with a big, quickly-building peppery head emanating outward.. the Sculpin-y hops get overwhelmed.. long, peppery finish. Medium-bodied and too hot for my liking on the palate.. carbonation was good.. I donít need another.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7470) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4oz sample at Maxís Hop Fest 2013. Pours a clear orange, one ring of white head. Smells like pineapple salsa, spicy. Flavor is just like salsa, orange, bell pepper, black and pink peppercorns, hibiscus, mango. Super hot finish. Lots of heat.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Draft at RnH with Linh. Pours an amber body with light haze and some lacing. Aroma is spiced hops and pine. Mouthfeel is normal sculpin until the Habanero smacks you in the face - the chili pepper flavor here dominates the flavor and is incredible in precision of taste. I wish I could rate this higher for creativity and execution, but when it boils down to it - itís just too damn hot. It literally tastes like someone rufied my drinks with drops of habanero sauce. Holy shit!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7331) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2015 On tap at Stone 17th. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of bell pepper, malt, some peach and grapefruit. Flavor is sweet and hot with some burning habanero, bell pepper and bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2015
Athens, Ga. - Five Points Bottle Shop - Atlanta Hwy - 12 oz bottle. Light, sparkling copper pour, thin off-white head. Aroma has some light spruce accents, a hint of habanero, some apricot fruitiness. Flavor has a delectable pepper burn to it, some light citrus bitterness, a hint of apricot fruitiness, a hint of smokiness in the finish. Crisp mouthfeel, burn can overwhelm the weak at heart.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (7307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2015
Brilliant clear golden with a large foamy white head. Lovely nose of some tropical juicy undertones, a but of earthy leafy hop resins, some earthy citric bitterness, and a dry floral hopping. Smooth and quaffable amazing IPA at the start, with some crisp blonde malt and pale ale malt mixing with some lightly tropical tones and quite a bit of earthy floral resins, then WHAM, thereís this tropical and peach-pepper tone of habanero pepper and a decent amount of capsaicin heat. Finishes with that earlier IPA tone of bright blonde malt and a touch of cracker and lovely floral hop resins. The middle is just a touch too spicy, but otherwise the best damn IPA you could use to pepper up.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7301) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Draft for a very short time at the Whole Foods Fair Lakes in Virginia - Iíve been told this was the only keg in the state. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head, just like the regular Sculpin. Aroma was citrus, some light biscuit malt notes, no pepper spice notes to speak of. However, the flavor is something else, the flavor is some citrus hops, but with a ton of lasting heat backing, not too burning, but a pleasant, lasting heat that packs a slightly mean punch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
[Bottle (355ml)] Pours a clear deep orange with a large lasting frothy white head. Aroma smells like Sculpin at first and then, after a bit, thereís the habanero. The flavour though: Whoa! It is really spicy. Like REALLY spicy. Medium bodied. Super intense, itís a good thing I like spicy stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Sample shared @ RBWG Tampa. Thanks to whoever brought this! Brilliant gold pour with a small white head. Nose doesnít mess around. Strong peppery heat. Mellow grain and peach. Similar flavor. Hot sting of pepper with some underlying sherbet and tropical fruitiness. Medium body, moderate carbonation. OK, well made, but not really my thing. Keep pepper out of beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
draft at Coles. Orange amber pour. Lots of heat in aroma & flavor. Heat masks the bitterness almost completly. Not overbearing heat but quite substantial. drinkable


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