RATINGS: 762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.

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3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TH28 (408) - - JAN 22, 2016
12oz bottle. Bottled 12/11/15. Appearance: Clear dark golden with a fluffy white head and decent lacing. Aroma: Like the original Sculpin, dominant hop aroma of tropical fruit, peaches, and mango. No apparent maltiness of sense of pepper. Taste: Starts with a soft malt sweetness, and then, holy hell one sharp bite of capsaicin heat! Kinda overpowers the rest of the flavor profile from there, and is compounded by the sharp bitterness: Mouthfeel: If I could feel my tongue...Medium body with a moderate bitterness. Finish: Strong capsaicin heat lingers long after the finish and seems to intensify. Only a hint of fruity and grassy hop bitterness is perceptible. Overall: The look and aroma of this beer are true to what Sculpin is, then then habanero hits the tongue and its game over. The good news is that this beer is exactly what I thought a habanero sculpin would be, its a well made beer. But thats also the flaw in my opinion. The sharp heat eventually overpowers and after a few drinks I find myself not wanting to take another. The spicing becomes cloying.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 21, 2016
Very interesting brew, Sculpin with Habanero chili. Im a kimchi eating Korean and this was pretty spicy for me :) Lots of grapefruits, citrus, habanero, spicy aroma. Pretty much same with the original Sculpin, but when you drink a sip, and then the beer goes down through your throat, you start feeling the spiciness. Wouldnt try another time-because the original one is a great alternative- but still worth a try!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Some of the goodness of sculpin. Not really much any hops. Well what hops are there are just mix so well with the peppers. Love the heat. The heat is exactly what you want if you got a habenero brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (911) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Clear orange pour with thin hazy layer of white foam. Aroma of waxy habenero along with the typical sculpin fragrant orange. Carbonation is average, bitey creamy mouthfeel, finishes dry. Taste has distinct habenero, very waxy, hop flavor takes a backseat - with grass and orange citrus. Very spicy habenero IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (649) - Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Crisp and hoppy aroma of regular sculpin and Im also getting some fresh habanero pepper and a dank quality. Average appearance - like most commercial lagers except for a big fluffy pillow of bright white foam. Im not getting the citrus hops from the deScription, but there is a very brief flash of hops until the peppery heat takes over. It is a lingering spice that lasts well until the last sip. This is very spicy, a sipper for sure. The palate is a little underwhelming. Not very complex - just hops and spice. Unfortunately, I tried regular and grapefruit sculpin before drinking this one (not in the same day) and the habanero just doesnt live up to the other ones. Just ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - JAN 15, 2016
Well they werent lying. Theres definitely habenero in here. Sweet mango, caramel and light fruits quickly give way to hot and smoky habenero.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Bottled. Poured medium golden with lots of find sediment and a creamy, sticky white head. The aroma picked up sweet grapefruit meat and light biscuity notes topped by grapefruit zest, black pepper, and light green peppers. The flavor found similar grapefruit and biscuity notes at the core, with a big, quickly-building peppery head emanating outward.. the Sculpin-y hops get overwhelmed.. long, peppery finish. Medium-bodied and too hot for my liking on the palate.. carbonation was good.. I dont need another.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3447) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Tap @ Taphouse Boise. Ordered the 4 oz taster, arrived a golden orange color with a small creamy beige head. The nose is outstanding. In fact this may be the best smelling IPA I can remember to date. Juicy grapefruit, citrus, and tropical fruit. Rich sweet, sour, and tangy. No hint of the heat yet, but its on the way. Taste is moderate bitters and a light sweetness more malty than expected. The heat arrives on the back end and lingers a bit. Really a solid brew, boarder line outstanding. One is probably enough at one time; next time Ill get a full pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1327) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear and deep burnt orange with a reddish hue and topped by a thick, rocky layer of off white foam at the head that quickly settles to a thin film and leaving rings of lace around the glass. The aroma shows notes of orange and grapefruit citrus hops that are quickly suppressed by the fruity, habanero peppers and a underlying malt base of toasted caramel. As it warms the vegetal, pepper and spice really start to come out. The flavor follows with some light citrus fruit and grapefruit sweetness up front and then followed by the spicy, habanero peppers and skins and some toasted caramel malt sweetness. Some citrus hops add balancing bitterness on the back end, but the spice and heat really come through on the finish. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation that leads to a spicy, bitter citrus finish with the heat lingering for awhile. The heat and spice build after each sip. The habeneros are very well integrated so that it just isnt a pepper beer, but ultimately not one I could drink a lot or all the time. Still a nice addition to the Sculpin line, but I prefer grapefruit the best.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2616) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle from local liquor store. Deep golden color, white head. Aroma has chilipeppers, hops and some malts. First taste is hoppy and fruity, 3 seconds later its burning habanero. Quite nice.


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