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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (416) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Holy heat Batman. Had in bottle. Just putting my tongue in the bottle and the peppers attack. Great aroma. Really spicy. Ipa is nice and this makes me want rice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1658) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle from Sendik’s in Brookfield. Pours a clear orange with an off-white head. Nose had fresh sweet grapefruit and some pine. Taste is heavily peppery without much other stuff underneath. There is some citrus in the very beginning of the mouthfeel and perhaps in some sweet malt, however pepper is the main component and pepper is the strong finish. Medium-bodied and a bit sticky. Finishes long and peppery with a bit of bitterness. This is interesting, with a great nose, but the pepper is too overwhelming. 14.2

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5206) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. Hate to be flippant about it, but this one is easy: it’s just Sculpin with habanero in it. The only useful information I can impart: head retention and lace don’t seem to be diminished, the nose is a strong indicator of what is to come, and the level of habanero can be well described as fiery -- great for chili heads but way too much for my mother. Deadens just about everything else, save for a smidgen of apricot and medium bitterness. Bonus: the malt actually comes out to play after acclimation and melds really well with the heat. Actual synergy!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5217) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2015
Brilliant clear golden with a large foamy white head. Lovely nose of some tropical juicy undertones, a but of earthy leafy hop resins, some earthy citric bitterness, and a dry floral hopping. Smooth and quaffable amazing IPA at the start, with some crisp blonde malt and pale ale malt mixing with some lightly tropical tones and quite a bit of earthy floral resins, then WHAM, there’s this tropical and peach-pepper tone of habanero pepper and a decent amount of capsaicin heat. Finishes with that earlier IPA tone of bright blonde malt and a touch of cracker and lovely floral hop resins. The middle is just a touch too spicy, but otherwise the best damn IPA you could use to pepper up.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (178) - North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2015
Nose of peppers. Clean pour lots of lace. Taste is hops and peppers. You get a good amount of heat but not a terrible amount. Really good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (228) - Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2015
From the bottle the pour is orange slightly cloudy with a thin white head, the aroma is sweet with a light pepper, the taste crisp citrus and a nice heat punch with a good sweetness to balance the heat, the mouthfeel is medium with a minor wheat/malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetporter (256) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours an amber from a bottle. Aroma is of grapefruit, with some slight burning in my nose. Flavor is of nectarine, lemon, then the heat hits you a few seconds later. This bottle had some good heat, but nothing that would knock you down, just enough to make you stop and look at the glass, like, "Huh? Whoa." Very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
I can’t believe I’m the first to rate this beer! Let me start by saying if sculpin wasn’t so good plain I wouldve probably rated this higher but I feel like it ruined a wonderful beer yet still decent. It smells of pine and chili pepper. Taste is a "plain" hop drowned out by the spicy pepper. The faster you drink it the hotter it is. I drank a pint in a couple minutes and about half in two gulps. Spicy and delicious but knowing how good sculpin is regularly ruined this beer for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
On tap at the Blind Tiger during their Captain Lawrence event. Pours a hazed gold. Heat, sweet pine and toast. Sweet and hoppy. Warm and spicy, with slow heat. Very smooth and light lingering heat on the finish. This was great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1159) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
On draft at bruery provisions. Clear golden color nice white head. Aroma is sweet mango and peppers. Taste like regular sculpin with a kick. Good stuff


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