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RATINGS: 241   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Draft. Pours a golden body with a white head. Light floral grapefruit tones get lost among a huge pepper, dried pepper, and spicy pepper notes. I don’t eat many peppers so i have to be a bit non-discript. Huge heat tones, loads of pepper quite hot actually, for me. Just had a bit of a this and it works, why because the base beer is awesome. Of course i’d rather have the base beer without the peppers, still a fun experiment.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with about a finger of white head. S: At first the fruity and citrusy hops are all you smell. But soon after the habanero pepper provides some heat and a little bit of its fruitiness as well. Notes of pineapple and grass round out the nose. T: The flavor has retained a lot of the great hoppiness that makes Sculpin what it is. Still a good amount of tropical fruit and citrus with a mild pine. The pepper flavor is mild at first but comes out a bit more as it warms. There is a definite heat on the back of the throat. M: Medium in body and perhaps on the low end of medium in carbonation. O: This was much better than I had anticipated, but I can’t help but feel like it’s just a big waste of Sculpin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattH (635) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Tap. Gold pour. Small white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste of grapefruit, pine, and habanero. What stood out about this beer is that it burns the lips and has a spicy aftertaste. The burn is nowhere near that of a real habanero. I’d say it is at the level of tabasco sauce. This beer would go good with chicken tacos.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
On tap. Clear dark golden with a fluffy white head. Strong pepper aroma and some hops on the nose. Taste is all hot pepper with a lot of capsicum on the finish. Not my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239 (619) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
On tap takeover at Cole’s in Buffalo. Pours great golden amber with fresh head. Hoppy aroma of the regular Sculpin IPA mixes with the spice. Taste is hot and the heat is certainly there, dominating over the hoppiness.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
Aroma is dominated by pepper, ditto on the flavor. Its very clean and well done, but the original hop goodness is very much in the background. Would be great if the pepper was toned down a notch. Medium heat level, pretty good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (689) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
On tap at Tustin Brewing. Looks like Sculpin, kinda smells like Sculpin, tastes like.... Holy crap that burns!! :). Very interesting twist on one of my favorite beers. It really is hot, but you get used to it after a bit and it’s really good with food (hot wings!). It’s kind of hard to pick out the nuances through the heat, but it’s the best chili beer I’ve ever had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_est_deus (595) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2013
Ljus orange med vitt skum. Doft: Humle, mera humle, barr, skogsjord, ananas. Smak: Humle, trä, barr, jord, mandarin, apelsin skal. Undrar om det som stod på kranen stämde litet grann....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2561) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
11 aug 2002, tap at the brewery. Dark yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is faint green chili and malt. IPA nose is completely gone. Med/thin body and almost flat. Lots of habanero and not much else. Straw and habanero. Fire up front but it fades fast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4257) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft at OBriens. Clear bright golden pour, white head with nice lacing. Tropical fruity hops initially, and then dominate fresh habanero peppers, very hot and spicy. Glad to have tried it, but I probably won’t drink this again.


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