hitemwitthehein (64) - - FEB 13, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 ABV - 7.0.
.Appearance: Hazy golden yellow, full white head.
.Aroma: West coast IPA, very tropical. Notes of mango, pineapple, pine. Subtle malt qualities in the scent as well. There is a slight hint of pepper buried somewhere, hard to pin point it.
.Taste: Upfront it has the qualities of a good juicy, citrusy IPA. Definitely getting mango and pine. The heat kicks in almost immediately, building and ultimately lingering on the tongue and mouth. The hop bitterness and spice play off each other perfectly. Nice balance.
.Mouthfeel: Lighter side of medium in terms of body, with a medium carbonation that is spot on for this specific beer. Very drinkable, but again a good amount of heat.
.Bottom Line: Wow. It is certainly spicy, but just enough to keep you coming back for more. Underneath all that heat happens to be a very tasty IPA. Some might say the spice from the habanero actually takes away from the delicious flavor, rather than enhance it. I say it's good the way it is. alex_leit (5540) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 11, 2018
Bottle. Golden color, white foam. Aroma: like the old IPA, nectar and fruits. Taste: sharp, nectar, sweet, burning chili, very warming and hot beer. kenansense (3) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2018 This beer was a challenge, and I quite liked the challenge. The spice was perfect to accentuate a 'sin carne' asada burrito and paired well with the hints of sweetness in the Sculpin. sinfull (1889) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2017 Golden color. Nice, white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and pepper. Peppers in flavor. Strong enough hoppy bitterness. Strong (as for a beer) , spicy bite . Felt the burning ten minutes after I had finished the bottle. zvikar (6709) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2017
At Max Place, pours yellow to orange with a small head, aroma of pepper, coffee, green pepper, orange, flavor is spicy with pepper, coffee, orange, medium bodied
dimeon (541) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 29, 2017
A: Opaque yellow amber with a medium off-white head
N: Fruity sweetness. Granadilla. Vanilla. Banana. Peach. Paprika. Orange.
T: Wow! That is quite spicy. Peppers up front and plenty of heat. Peach. Apricot. Spicy complexity. Pineapple.
O: This one is pretty hot, which dulls the senses in picking out the many excellent little nuances the beer offers. Still a brilliant brew, however. Tjomleif (291) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle. Poured a clear orange gold color with not much head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, caramel and a hint of pepper. Heat comes in strong for me inn the finish. Citrus and grapefruit up front. Great heat! Loving it! AtronSeige (1827) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 16, 2017
Aroma: Medium habanero, Medium bready, caramel, chili sting, pineapple.
Appearance: Hazy, golden body. Medium, off-white head with good retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium caramel, bready. Medium bitterness. Medium heat from the chili. Dry finish with lingering pineapple and habanero and heat.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation, smooth.
Overall: The habanero is present and accounted for! Possibly a bit much for people who do not each chili often. The chili does overpower the beer on flavour, masking the hops and bitterness.
355 ml bottle, poured.
30A. Spice, Herb, Vegetable (Habanero)
21A. American IPA wheldfond18 (12) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Novel idea, but poor execution. I tried this special release from Ballast a few months ago and it was shockingly bad. Habanero flavor is overpowering and not a good combination with hops in my opinion. Don't get creative, stick with the basic Sculpin which is a wonderful full-bodied IPA. StoneBeardCo (2) - Lindenhurst, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2017 does not count
Bought bottles Drank from glass. The aroma smells like hot peppers. You can immediately smell the spiciness when you open the bottle. I bought this thinking it was an original beer I would enjoy. Original it was, enjoynitni did not. It was just too hot for me to handle. I sat next to my friend as we both were nearly breaking sweats trying to put one of these down. I was only able to drink one.