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RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 (7388) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalNHopHead (1457) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2016
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1694) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2016
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (335) - - OCT 15, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (620) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2016
33cl frŚn systembolaget. Grym Ųl. Helt otroligt hur habaneron kickar in i slutet. Funkar grymt bra till chilli.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2016
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2016
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Flowerpower (10) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Intense taste of habanero. I mean intense! The overall feeling is hanging long time after

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlennHendry (301) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Great base beer with clean malt and bright aromatic hops. Habanero was raw and grassy, with moderate heat and no fruity or floral character.

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