jstraw (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerryís. Dark gold with big, foamy, white head, good lacing / Bright nose of citrus, weed, cut pine, honey / Medium body, crisp, excellent balance with bitter finish, and very spicy / Flavors of honey, grapefruit, cut pine, resin, very hot but not much of a vegetal flavor / Very nice, with quite a spice kick.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at beermongers - pours orange with a white head, earthy pepper with slight citrus aroma. Balanced heat, zippy hops, the pepper is well showcased.
murphious2000 (33) - - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
When I heard there was a Habanero version of Sculpin, I figured it was just another lame gimmick. But after pouring this amber beauty and smelling the nice citrus hops, I thought it would be a weak chili beer like Cave Creek---wrong, way wrong. This is almost a perfect blend of chili with hops except for the finish. I love how the citrus hops fade away and the pepper comes rolling over it, but then it keeps on coming. The pepper lasts longer than any other beer flavor. Perhaps if there was more bitterness of hop at the end WITH the habanero I would have given it a much higher rating. As is, 4 out of 5
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely dark orange IPA. The nose is fresh and hoppy with a tropical fruit aroma with some fruity pepper flesh too. Bam! Thatís the goodness. Just the right heat for me. Really does justice to the fruitiness of the pepper. Canít say Iíd drink it a lot but I love it.
dlovell2 (1767) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Label says "hear May vary". Pours clear copper color with white head. Aroma is juicy citrus, tropical fruits, mango, pine, and that beautiful habanero pepper spiciness. Flavor is big juicy grapefruit, mango, and tropical fruits. Grapefruit and pine finish with habanero pepper spiciness. Substantial amount of heat. Peppery heat left lingering on tongue. This brew is the real deal. One of the few beers with spicy peppers that delivers. If you canít handle spicy food you have no business trying this brew.
obguthr (5648) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong grapefruit and tangerine nose, with a subtle pepper presence. Hazy amber, medium yellow head. Grapefruit, lemon, and a lot of pepper. Pine finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation, hot. Not quaffable, but a fantastic sipper.
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look - Light orange see through body. Thin, white to tan head with moderate pour.
Smell - Donít notice peppers here. Grapefruit and citrus. Dank.
Taste - Strong pepper up front and fades slowly. Has a plastic taste as well.
Palate - Dries up quickly with pepper. Lighter bodied.
Overall - Smell was surprising. I donít know where the faint plastic smell comes from. Heat from a beer you expect heat.
Hookahmaster (1) - - NOV 3, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice citrus mouthfeel with a nice spicy finish. Very tempting with a fruity tang. Great with pizza or Indian food.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DandyWolfFloyd (1037) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very intrigued seeing this many times before. Didnít originally want to however, as "spicy" beers have been gimmicky in my opinion. I took a chance as the regular Sculpin is very good.
Aroma - is of the citrus variety hops, just a slight bit of pine.
Appearance - nice clean coppery body with a big full head that sustains and laces throughout.
Taste - is wonderful. In the front it has a nice citrus quality, with slight malts in the middle and end. Then the spice comes in late, and is not like a (spice) but obviously from some other ingredient obviously habaneros. There also some complimentary ingredients a variety of drupe fruits. Really tasty.
Palate - one concern I had was a potential unpleasantness, either an acid reflux or production of phlegm. Not at all the case. The feel was complex - started with the dominant flavors and was absent of the heat wave. Then the heat it rushes in and gives just enough buzz to be enjoyable. The body light, texture neither thin nor oily - but consistent w/ the typical IPA styles, carbonation was lively, finish long w/ heat - and not much bitterness to speak of.
Block (2207) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really enjoyed this beer and I think they did a great job with the habanero. The beer starts off with a bit of a kick from the original Sculpin. The habanero flavor really comes through and itís more than heat. You get the taste of the pepper. The heat is certainly present and lingers for a bit. Really nice.