RATINGS: 788   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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3.9
Beergaard (336) - 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 Iím a big fan of the regular Sculpin and the fruit flavors, this one just didnít do it for me. Unlike other pepper IPAs which are well balanced, like Alaskan JalapeŮo IPA, the pepper overpowers the delicate IPA flavors and aromas, with a substantial lasting burn from the capsaicin. Fun to try once, but I wonít be buying this again - nor will I take free samples of it.

3.6
shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle. Habanero, orange caramel malt, and straw aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Very spicy habanero pepper, lightly sweet orange caramel malt, and lightly bitter straw flavor. Good body. Lots of heat - pretty intense but tolerable - however it overwhelms nearly everything else.

3.9
Jyrsa (830) - - NOV 18, 2016
Semiclear copper with pure white head. Habanero, citrus pineapple and herbal. Burning with delicious capsicum. Awesome.

3.2
Andrew196 (1858) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Draft... Unsure what to do with this one. Aroma of spicy celery, hops. Neat spicy IPA feel to it, some grain. Great for a fun gimmicky beer but the spiciness is a tad too distracting for me.

3.6
DWestrick (732) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2016
bottle. neat beer. Heat from Habanero is right off the start - great balance of hops and heat. Love these styles of beer - this being one of the better ones

3.3
Patrickctenchi (6552) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle: Clear, bubbly, brassy gold with a small white head. Mango, habanero, grain aroma. Strong habanero heat after just a few seconds....mango, orange, lemon flavours show,but are covered up by a substantial burn... Way more heat than expected.....Not bad, but all base Sculpin notes are completely buried.

3
TBone (17439) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle 355ml (Beer Hunters, Pori). Clear golden-orange color, small white head. Aroma has spiceyness, vegetables and some fruits. Medium-bodied. Pineapple, then habanero burn. Lingering ... burn. Simple and very spicey.

4.1
MetalNHopHead (1887) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Habanero Sculpin, like the fish itís named after, lies in wait for you. It relies on natural camouflage. While you do smell some habanero, the hops do what they do best and grapefruit, orange, and pine make up most of the aromatics. Youíre tricked into thinking that this beer doesnít have a lot of pepper. That it will only have a slight kick. You know youíre wrong as soon as itís on your lips. It just continues from there. Heat on the tongue, roof of the mouth, and esophagus. It keeps going downward. This saga probably isnít over. Tomorrow Iíll likely experience the burn in a far less entertaining way. While thereís a hint of the original hoppy Sculpin flavor, the whole thing is basically dominated by the intense pepper oils. Still, itís impressive that this beer isnít more punishing than it is. Youíll know itís habanero, no doubt, but itís doable. Pretty remarkable that the 4 variations of Sculpin Iíve tried have all been totally unique yet well-executed. I consider this an occasional novelty, yet itís a very good one.

3.6
Luvystypotables (1921) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2016
A pleasant citrus aroma, pours a hazy Amber color with a well laced white head. A resin hops taste with a hint of caramel and citrus. A spicy peppery finish.


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