RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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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BlackHaddock (7562) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Large sample (2-3oz) at the Temecula Ballast Point outlet. I assume this is the regular ’Sculpin’ with Habanero Chili Peppers added somewhere in the brew. Well it makes the beer very hot and my sample was more than enough thank you. Scored objectively, as I actually thought it interesting, would love to play a prank with it, serving it to a mate without letting him know what it was.

3.6
humpah (316) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2017
From notes. 0,355l bottle at Harry’s, Jyväskylä. Pours clear copper colour. Aroma of slight chili, malt, hops. Taste is very chilish, some balancing body and hoppiness. Spicy but well-made for one.

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Punkero (466) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Boom. Nice! If you’re one of those idiots who puts way too much chili on everything you’ll like this. But it’s a decent beer yeah. Freshness and flowery. Funny.

1.3
Campy877 (189) - Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Wow. Way too much pepper. Holy crap. A hint would have made this a good beer. But this was like drinking habanero juice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Cavie (4769) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber color. Dominant hop aroma. New World hops, citrusy, resiny. Bright. Pepper aroma but subdued to the hops. Hop flavor upfront with a definite pepper kick. Big pepper heat on the finish. Good flavor though.

3.2
explosivedog (1502) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours orange and hazy with a little head. Aroma is a little heat, some lemon, grapefruit. Flavour is just hot as hell. It says on the bottle the heat may vary, so maybe I got an extra spicy one, but this is the spiciest beer I’ve ever had. It’s quite fun, and still drinkably hot, but the fact this is such a quality underlying beer has been lost. If you’re going to put this much chilli in, why not just use some cheap rubbish. Feels like such a waste of Sculpin...

1.8
Tessic (1191) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2017
This one poured a cloudy medium amber colour with a soapy head. Minimal lacing. Scents include habaneros, malt and bread. First swig was....holy shit hot. For a beer anyway. Flavours of the habaneros with a light malt and tiny bit of bitterness. Finish is quite hot with a little bit of hop shining through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
nilsas (4405) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2016

Lukt: Friske frukter, urter og en anelse granbar.
Utseende: Gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Tykt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Friske noe syrlige frukter, skarp chilli avslutning.
Hvor: Kjø[email protected] Bryne, [email protected]
Medium: [email protected], [email protected]%, Nå[email protected]

3.9
Beergaard (384) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2016
Chili can go both ways when it comes to beer. In this case it makes up for an absolutely intense and unique beer. Maybe a bit too over powering but the combination of hops and complex fruity habanero is really interesting.

1.9
mikeymike (75) - Kansas, USA - NOV 25, 2016
While I’m a big fan of the regular Sculpin and the fruit flavors, this one just didn’t do it for me. Unlike other pepper IPAs which are well balanced, like Alaskan Jalapeño IPA, the pepper overpowers the delicate IPA flavors and aromas, with a substantial lasting burn from the capsaicin. Fun to try once, but I won’t be buying this again - nor will I take free samples of it.


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