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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2037) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
October 4, 2014. On tap at SBWF. Pours clear orange with a dense white head, leaving a nice lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma has pine, resin, grapefruit and fruity habanero.Taste is bitter pine, tropical fruits light sweet fruity and malty notes, some habanero heat. Finish has some piney bitterness but is dominated by fruity and hot habanero leaving a lasting (pleasant) chili burn. Medium body and a light sticky carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2806) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at least the brewery. Clear yellow/orange pour with an off white head. Grapefruit hop aromas. Grapefruit hop notes upfront give way too some serious heat from the habaneros. Wowzers. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (411) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a white head which dissipates quick.....aroma of earthiness.....taste is normal Sculpin intro with maltiness which turns earthy then HOT in a hurry and lingers. Not my cup of tea but can’t stop drinking it.....it starts to burn deep in the throat and then travel. Quite a difference experience.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2316) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
First sip was dreadful and I considered pouring it out. But the GF and I started to take a liking to it. Very spicy, only one other beer I’ve had that was more hot. This was a sipper and I certainly don’t think someone could have more then one per session.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1038) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Dug this quite a bit. The habanero dominates the flavor a bit too much but a good chili IPA. Still some tropical notes but with a strong mouth burn in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (523) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 Bottle from CBB. Almost clear gold, decent lacing. Awesome grapefrut aroma with a hint of green peppers. Flavour starts hoppy and zesty. Soon turns super spicy. Delicious, but two would be self-harm.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2015
I am not a fan of too much heat but this was a wonderful drinking experience. Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is a quick sniff of fruity hops quickly snuffed out by the peppers. First sip was hot for me. I better take it slow. The fruity hops and the habanero peppers work great together. Made my brow sweat though, but none-the-less, a great drinking experience. So-so lacing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (373) - 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 (1622) - 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 (5195) - 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!


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