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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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1458) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with a fine particle haze and a white head. Chili heat in the aroma, followed by a mix of green pepper and some citrusy hops. A lot of heat in here, with some bell pepper and black pepper flavor, not leaving much room for the IPA base. I think I still get a suggestion of the IPA somewhere in there, though. Regardless, itís quite the tasty chili beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (1097) - NORWAY - AUG 19, 2016
Flaske. Gylden,noe uklar. Moderat karbonert med fyldig hvit skumtopp. Smaker noe karamell.ellers er det kun chilli.aroma av furunŚl og grapefrukt. En skikkelig Ýl for chillientusiaster

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7011) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2834) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2016
The heat is on! Golden color white head. Aroma is citrus and herbal. The flavor contains lemons, oranges, and habanero. This is one of the few beers Iíve ever had thatís actually hot. Regular sculpin is better but this a great spiced IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (2377) - CROATIA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml at Len Hostel, Kyoto. Pours orange with small white head. Citrus, hoppy, pine, until finish which is just a chilli burn, and a lasting one. On the verge of being undrinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1990) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Okay, this is a really good IPA with a burrrrrrnn finish. The burn drowns out some of the softer melon flavors of Sculpin, but itís still a fine, citrusy flavor profile. But itís hot. And I like spicy foods and peppers, but itís very hard to drink a can of this yourself. Good to try if you have someone to split the can with. Good in chili or to soak brats, but a little pricey for that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - AUG 3, 2016
7%ABV. IPA. Poured out Amber gold. 8įSRM. Nose has ripe pineapples. Pine, herbaceous and fresh chili spice aromas. Faint Thai mouse chili aroma. Mouthfeel is soapy. There is immediate spicy heat like drinking Tom Yum soup or a curry. Nice slightly lingering burn at he back of the throat. Palate has the malt backbone of a sculpin. Finish is bitter herbs, minty and with the fresh heat of a raw chili pepper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (806) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with some floaties and a medium, frothy, long lasting, white head that laces nicely. Sweet, spicy aroma of habanero peppers, grapefruit, mango and peach. Sweet flavour of grapefruit, peach, mango and apricot with a spicy pepper finish that kicks you in the face. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. This beer packs some heat!!! I liked it, but I can see why some may not. Not for the faint of heart!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoponmate (42) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 29, 2016
What a bizzare experiance. Its not the first tim chillis have been put in a beer but the pepery taste really adds to this IPA gives it a savory vibe which is extreamlly refreshing and then supprisingly spicy. What a great beer.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (1291) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Has a real nice steady burn to it. Maybe a little lacking in the overall flavor but good.


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