DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2016 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!
Patrickctenchi (6105) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, bubbly, brassy gold with a small white head.
Mango, habanero, grain aroma.
Strong habanero heat after just a few seconds....mango, orange, lemon flavours show,but are covered up by a substantial burn...
Way more heat than expected.....Not bad, but all base Sculpin notes are completely buried.
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355ml (Beer Hunters, Pori). Clear golden-orange color, small white head. Aroma has spiceyness, vegetables and some fruits. Medium-bodied. Pineapple, then habanero burn. Lingering ... burn. Simple and very spicey.
MetalNHopHead (1463) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Habanero Sculpin, like the fish itís named after, lies in wait for you. It relies on natural camouflage. While you do smell some habanero, the hops do what they do best and grapefruit, orange, and pine make up most of the aromatics. Youíre tricked into thinking that this beer doesnít have a lot of pepper. That it will only have a slight kick. You know youíre wrong as soon as itís on your lips. It just continues from there. Heat on the tongue, roof of the mouth, and esophagus. It keeps going downward. This saga probably isnít over. Tomorrow Iíll likely experience the burn in a far less entertaining way. While thereís a hint of the original hoppy Sculpin flavor, the whole thing is basically dominated by the intense pepper oils. Still, itís impressive that this beer isnít more punishing than it is. Youíll know itís habanero, no doubt, but itís doable. Pretty remarkable that the 4 variations of Sculpin Iíve tried have all been totally unique yet well-executed. I consider this an occasional novelty, yet itís a very good one.
Luvystypotables (1694) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant citrus aroma, pours a hazy Amber color with a well laced white head. A resin hops taste with a hint of caramel and citrus. A spicy peppery finish.
HippieFee (335) - - OCT 15, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Slight cloudy light orange color. Has a slightly spicy nose. The taste is nothing but habanero which is disappointing for this beer. The spicy flavor overwhelms any other flavor that would be present. Not a bad beer but certainly a one off. You have to find the right food pairing for this and I think it would be great.
JimmyBoy74 (620) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl frŚn systembolaget. Grym Ųl. Helt otroligt hur habaneron kickar in i slutet. Funkar grymt bra till chilli.
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BOTTLE. Golden pour with minimal head.. Habanero nose, some pepper.. Intense heat from the habanero upfront, malt base softens heat in middle, some hops, then the heat & pepper come in hard at back end.. Leaves the lips & tongue dancing.. Sourced RW
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Golden yellow colour. Medium white head. Apricoty, citrussy, quite fruity, spicy aroma. Spicy beginning. Chilli overshadows all the other tastes already in the middle. Very spicy finish. Only at the very beginning there is some hints of fruitiness and citrusses. Rather medium bodied, medium carbinated, very spicy, freaky beer.
Flowerpower (10) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Intense taste of habanero. I mean intense! The overall feeling is hanging long time after
GlennHendry (302) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of peaches and tropical fruit. The taste, though, is where this beer brings the heat. Itís like a craft beer Cesear! Some pine and citrus in the background but itís mostly hot pepper and lots of it.