RATINGS: 789   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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fonefan (53728) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, pale malt, chili, sweet chili fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long long duration, heavy heavy chili burn. To much for me ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. IMO just mostly undrinkable. [20110802]

yespr (49898) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From cask. Pours clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is initially mild fruity with a solid chili bite in the nose. Burning chili, mild sweet malty and caramelish. Burning into the finish. HOT.

joergen (30211) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles. Fruity and burning flavour of chili pepper. Burning finish.

anders37 (28526) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2011
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2011. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity maty spicy hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit and chili. Fruity malty very hot spicy burnng chicli flavor with grapfruit hints. Has a fruity malty spicy burning habanero chicli finish.

madmitch76 (27428) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
2nd August 2011
GBBF Cask. Hazy gold beer, suddy white head. Light hoppy nose that doesn’t give too much away. Mild citrus hops start and then the chilli starts and then it builds. After that it ramps up. Then it gets hotter. You get the idea! Very very hot and frankly undrinkable!

Travlr (27327) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Keg at GBBF of all places. Holy cow, CAMRA has come a long way. This one had all the tastiness of the original, but a bit too much heat for my taste.

cgarvieuk (27058) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 cask at GBBF 2011 ... golden yellow... zezty orange and pine hop nose ... fireburn in back of throat ... oh what a kick ... zezty orange light ... bitter big hop ... but oh what chilla ... good for small amout or with food... not so good for a fetival... and too firey for lots ... despite this loved it Keg at brewdog agm 2015... Amber... Small fruits.. Zezty Habenero nose... Soft fruits.. Big burn.. Big zezty.. Lonf capsicum fruits... Big burn stick at 3.8

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2011
[email protected] Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, sweet malty with a bunch of peppery notes as well. Flavour is floral, fruity and has got an extreme burn to it in the finish and aftertaste. Utterly shite and unbalanced flavour.

omhper (26354) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
Keg at SBWF. Hazy golden, small head. Chili aroma with some citrus. Dryish with medium body and clean rounded mouthfeel. As expected habanero takes over. Chili burn dominate the finish.

Leighton (23695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
Cask at GBBG, Day 1. This was an incredibly divisive beer. Pours clear gold with a bubbly, white head. Big hop nose with definite notes of habanero. Flavor is just WAY too hot with raw habanero peppers. I can’t really detect much else in the flavor as MY TONGUE IS ON FIRE. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Burns like hell on the finish without stopping. Minutes pass and yet the burn lingers. Can’t really tell if hops are there, but I’m inclined to say they’ve been burned off. I could barely finish a third of a pint of this. When I did finish, I was sweating profusely and I considered leaving the festival to visit a hospital. Definitely too hot overall.

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