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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6083) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Humlehode (366) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2015
Pours hazy orange. Nice hoppy aroma, but wow this one is spicy, really burning as it hits the throat. Have to say the balance is off, way too spicy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fuzzcro (37) - Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Itís a good brew just not one I could consume more than one of at a sitting. The heat doesnít really hit you until it gets to the back of your throat...after you swallow so itís a bit of a surprise because it does pack some heat. Not hot enough to make me want to run for the milk jug but still pretty warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (3324) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
22.11.2015, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild fruity, leafs, wet grass, dried fruits, hops, sap, minerals, orange, light malts. Taste is slightly dry grassy, leafs, grass, light malts, hops, sap, minerals, grassy chillies. Medium bitterness, slightly dry grassy chili mouthfeel with a pretty fast longlasting chili touch to it. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat.Pours hazy dark golden with a big creamy white head. Spicy malty aroma at first, develops into distinct hot pepper. Taste is good soft malty to start with, but quiclky turns into a hot habanero burn, long lasting and totally dominates all malty elements. Nice beer in a way, will def purchase some more bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (2499) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Hazy, amber gold with a 1-finger pale dusty-yellow head and good lacing. Aroma of apricot, orange, grapefruit and caramel. Taste of fiery hot habanero peppers, a lingering pepper burn and eventually tropical fruit, citrus and caramel. I like hot habaneros in food, but it destroys the beer for me. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2101) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2015
One time Honkey texted me and said something like, "I bought a six pack of habanero sculpin. I drank 1 of em, and now I have 5 that I donít know what to do with." And this dudeís got a damn cat named Habanero. So I just got a single bottle. The heat definitely hits you in the back of the throat, but itís not unpleasant. A bit of the base beer comes through, but mostly itís just heat and pepper. Itís aight.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6914) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Tap at SB. Pours a hazy medium gold with orange highlights. Creamy off-white head that sticks around for a while. Bright oranges and grapefruit on the nose, clear spicy pepper note coming through with the orange-y note from the habs. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Light caramel, oranges, grapefruit, and heat on the mid palate. Long hot dry finish. More fun to mix with other beers than to drink by itself, but it certainly has a devoted following all its own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Aroma is grapefruit/pine, citrus hops and a hint of spicy heat. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus and then the habanero takes over...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuchessOfIowa (99) - Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2015
On draft. Golden yellow hue with descent white head that has medium lacing. Apricot and orange hints quickly become outdone by the heat. Its a fun experiment to get creative with what beer can be but this becomes undrinkable after a couple sips. Subtlety could play a better role here. Still fun to see the boundaries pushed, so no fault in that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABS (763) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopoletís BU. Amber body. Some white head. Grapefruit, citrus, malt nose. Grapefruit, lemon, citrus flavour. After a couple of seconds, a heavy chili warmth completely destroys every other flavour. Some malt flavour. Medium, oily body. Quite soft carbonation. Bottle is way to old, Vinmonopolet and the swedish importer should know better!

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