RATINGS: 786   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 (7956) - 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
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden body and a white head. A good bit of diacetyl in the aroma, butterscotch. Light hops, some pepper, grainy. Flavors of diacetyl, some heat and burn and really minimal tropical fruit hoppiness. People who have had this before told me it tasted better previously.

3.7
blankboy (7865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
[Bottle (355ml)] Pours a clear deep orange with a large lasting frothy white head. Aroma smells like Sculpin at first and then, after a bit, there’s the habanero. The flavour though: Whoa! It is really spicy. Like REALLY spicy. Medium bodied. Super intense, it’s a good thing I like spicy stuff.

3.7
lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point (Miramar), San Diego, CA. Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of fresh habanero, green vegetables, floral hops and yellow sweetness. Intriguing. Flavour rocks your world with strong habanero heat, green vegetables, floral bitterness, citrus and some maltiness. Medium bodied. Chili warms nicely in the finish.

3.8
GenDV138 (7828) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Nice apricot yellow color with a finger of off-white head. Big habanero peppers on the aroma along with some light citrus. Tasting notes of habanero and jalapeno peppers, citrus, grassy and floral notes, piney hops. Medium body with a semi-dry and spicy peppery warm finish. Light lip tingling and some burn on the tongue from the peppers but not too bad otherwise as far as heat. Pretty good for what they were going for, the fruit flavors in Sculpin take a backseat for the peppers.

3.2
Strykzone (7797) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Sampled at esbls pinball. This lights up the tongoe. It also has a sweet fruity side. Peaches? Citrus. Had this right after Rogue’s Sriracha stout and this is much hotter. More complex, too. But the heat leads.

2.8
mjs (7768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2015
(Keg at One Pint Pub, 20151002) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, sweetness, pine, bell peppers and malts. Palate was medium bodied and burning with medium carbonation. Flavours were bell peppers, sweetness, fruitiness, malts, pine and bitterness. Aftertaste had chilli, sweetness and bitterness. A very burning brew but not really a bad one. Drinkability was not good.

3.9
tiong (7739) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point Miramar, San Diego, CA

Pours clear orange with a small head. Aroma of juicy fruits, zesty grapefruit, lemon, hints of spices and grass. Taste is smooth, hoppy and grassy with some spicy notes. Finish is warming with loads of chili notes, spices, hops and grass. Quite heavy. A total palate wrecker.

2.3
VastActiv (7734) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Tap at Tommyknockers, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Habanero, green chili, some hops and some malts. Too burning for me.

3.7
Geokkjer (7663) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2015 On tap at Stone 17th. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of bell pepper, malt, some peach and grapefruit. Flavor is sweet and hot with some burning habanero, bell pepper and bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.


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