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RATINGS: 612   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sonnycheeba (4512) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber with creamy white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, spice, floral notes, and some tropical fruit notes. Flavor is hop bitterness forward quickly overtaken by habanero spice with slight malt sweetness and faint citrus notes. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Peppery aromas. Mild heat which worked well with the hops giving tropical flavor. Glad it was only a 12oz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
12oz bottle. Looking at reviews, this is a polarizing beer. I’m a huge pepper/heat fan, so not surprisingly I fall on the positive side. The other side consists of wimps. If you’re a pansy who can’t take the slightest bit of heat, just don’t drink a habanero beer! The appearance is average, orangish-golden with a fast-fading one-finger head. The aroma has grapefruit and tropical fruit notes with a hint of habanero. The flavor has great heat! I’m glad they didn’t hold anything back. It matches well with a slightly sweet malt base and bright fruity hoppiness. The palate is really nice. Medium-bodied and crisp with a burning sensation. This is freaking badass! I love it and would drink it all day. Wimps need not apply.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2015
The spiciest beer you may ever drink. Smells, tastes, and lingers like a real habanero pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeNowick1986 (17) - - JUN 13, 2015
Great aroma and color...LOVE the heat on the way down, almost cools you off. Nice to keep on hand for guests.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jahe (133) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2015
Pours hazy golden from tap with almost no head. A nice aroma of apricot, citrus, and other tropical fruit. A nice full body and taste like a perfect IPA when the habanero hits you! Nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jmohno (1351) - Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 Pours a gold, with inch of creamy head, good lacing. Spicey pepper heat aroma with sculpin ipa hops, good fruit- almost bublegumy, resin, chaulky sweetish malt. Same in taste, a lot of heat, gets the whole mouth lips throat tongue, nice. A lot of heat bitter is mixed up with the heat but more a heat bitter. Best pepper beer Ive had, good sculpin character in this, the grapefruit was not as ipaish but more just grapefruit, as this seems to have the whole sculpin character yet the pepper is equally strong. I still cant have pepper beers to often, they tend to get put in the back and drank last. Strangly enough as it warmed I got some blueberry flavor under the intense pepper. Paired with homemade soaked flour bread, veganaise mayo, with pasture raised- colbly cheese homegrown tomatoe, cucumber with onion powder,garlic powder,black pepper, and corn on the cob with butter pepper garlic and sea salt. No meat, it will be all right. No fucking msg. What a bunch of rating pussies.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1561) - 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

   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!

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