DuffMan (6543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
tom10101 (2661) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (12 oz). Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is of caramel, citrusy notes and spices/habanero. Taste is very hot and the habanero takes all the place along light caramel and hints of citrus. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very hot finish. Ever lasting burning aftertaste. Complete lack of balance. Way too hot. Probably one of the mot burning beers Iíve tried so far. Bad.
BLADT (507) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap pour. Appearance is similar to the basic, slightly reduced head. Raw pepper in the back ground on noise. Proper burn on taste. Builds nicely. A half pint is plenty, but surprisingly drinkable.
suprchunk (2101) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color. Sizable off white head. Lacing plasters the side of the glass. Aromas of malt hops and pepper skins. Taste is very much fresh hot peppers. Spicy.
djd07 (3371) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong habanero, lemon, and mango. Thin mouthfeel with strong heat, spice, light citrus.
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum courtesy of infi. Thanks Jonathan!. Itís a really cloudy looking one this, almost murky brown in the glass with a small off-white head on top. It has a nice fresh grassy herbal tea-like nose with traces of chocolate paper and dark malts. A bit strange but nice. In the mouth itís light oily with a soft carbonation level. I get some soft prickling hints of the habanero, but its nowhere as warming as I was expecting. Some more chocolate paper also appears. Tea like finish. A good one, but I was really hoping for a bit more punch. 14.06.2013
tonychachere (1) - - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Sculpin has taken an otherwise mediocre beer and then destroyed it by over hopping it and adding a ludicrous amount of habanero heat to it. Hops is supposed to be a subtle flavor, one of several found in a beer. Hops is not supposed to mouthf*%k you into submission. This beer is a combination of the worst ideas in beer: Over hopped IPAs and misdirected American experimentation with over the top flavors. Simply put, this is one of the worst beers I have ever drunk in my life.
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jalapeno scent on the nose was interesting. Heat in the flavor seemed unbalanced. Thinking style and peppers donít mix. Color and palate were exemplars of style. Draft - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA
infinitetease (13) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle given to me by a friend. Iím generally not a fan of chili beers, but this is excellent! The nose is nothing but citrus, and the taste is dry malt and more than enough heat to keep things interesting. Habanero Sculpin is pretty amazing - all of the qualities that make Sculpin a great beer and a blast of heat that adds to its overall flavor profile.
While this is not something Iíd want to drink every day, Iím glad I got at least one opportunity to enjoy it.
Thisis12ptfont (828) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of only pepper skins and faint hops. Gold/copper appearance with a thin foam rim. Taste is overwhelming pepper heat, so much so that the sculpin is completely subdued. Overall, it does say "heat may varyí on the bottle but, unfortunately heat is all I taste.
Christpuncher (997) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An awesome ipa with a hot punch finish. Nice blend, you get the citruscy ipa first slightly bitter with a lunch if heat to finish. Love this. Ha at world of beer
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