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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Modularman (132) - - SEP 13, 2014
Smell of juicy fruit, appearance is gold with thin white head, taste is sweet earthy malt with a nice heat at the end.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1516) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Draft keg and cask at the brewpub. Pours just like a sculpin... Light orange color, good head. Nose is punch in the face of spicey habanero peppers... Taste just like habanero peppers and sculpin. Two things that I love! Bitter mango piney grapefruit infused with a burning habanero. Tingles the lips just a little, burns the back of your throat and nose. Chapps your ass! Its spicey! Light and refreshing easy to drink. Overall: I went back to Ballast point just to get this for a second time. Very unique

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On draught at Mellow Mushroom City North. Pours a clear copper with an off-off white head. Aroma is tropical and citrusy notes paired with sweet habanero. Taste is sweet with some bitterness, but the real flavors are from the sweet flesh of the peppers. Thinner bodied. Definitely spicy, but the flavors meld very well. Love it!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
2 words: fuck yes. Tropical, habanero, medium to high spiciness, good throat tingle, bitterness adds to the heat. Fuck yes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atheist_Peace (977) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
Tap at Savor. This was just overall wonderful stuff. The habanero spice and heat really integrate well with the west coast boisterous IPA style. Citric and spicy with a slightly spicy hot finish. Pour me another!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (383) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Draft - pours yellow/amber w/frothy white head. Nice grapefruit and tangerine notes in the nose. Grapefruits, tangerines and a nice balance of habanero peppers in the mouth. The pepper is quite nice and not too overpowering. It's there and you can't miss but it adds a wonderful affect to a great beer. I like it!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1348) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Holy crap -- talk about truth in advertising! I love habanero, but this is that times a billion. I’m giving it the rating in question because it lives up to the label, but this is a hard beer to drink!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Sculpin is such a fruit heavy IPA (for me tropical, grapefruit and peach) and habanero are such a fruity pepper (mango and other tropical stuff) these two pair well together. Also it’s a habanero. It could be much hotter but there is sense of danger as liquid capiscum coats your throat and mouth. Not a quencher this one. Hats off for the crazy guys that bottled and distributed this to Whole Foods.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Amazing, great hops and the spice that pairs with hops, all in one glass! It’s the thin, dry, citrus you know frmo sculpin with the peppers hitting the back side and providing a burning peppery finish. Get it if you can.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1286) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Loved this because it held all the flavor profile of the awesome Sculpin IPA and added a zing of heat to it without being overpowering.


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