RATINGS: 780   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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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (6963) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2015
12 oz bottle. The aroma is just like the base sculpin with juicy grapefruit, mild pine and peach. Pale malts, nicely juicy.

The flavor starts like the base brew and for me it still was kind of mild pepper tones for the first 3 oz. the heat then really stacked up and got overbearing. Dry texture with lingering heat. I have NEVER been a fan of pepper in my beer but it maybe ok for someone who really enjoys hot stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6906) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2012
On tap at PH, pours a very hazy copper orange with medium off white head, nice lacing. Aromas of hops, malt, light pepper, vanilla, orange, and pine. Taste is filled with citrus, pine, vanilla and caramel tasting malts, strong peppers. Really gives the throat and back of the mouth a tingle from the habanero. The heat continues to build in other parts of the body as you consume more. Medium to fuller bodied, well carbonated. It was nice but I couldnt take the heat by then end of the glass. Use half the amt of habanero next time and this thing would be awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6905) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draught @ Brouwers Caf:   Orange hued golden, thin to moderate foamy white head, decent lacing.   Noticeable heat on the nose.   Soft hop otherwise.   I am a bit concerned given the heat coming off of this one.   On the tongue its like being hit by a truck.   Very strong Habanero, too strong if you ask me.   Overshadows everything else in this beer.   Too hot, too spicy, and too much.   Seems like they ruined already fantastic Sculpin.   Damnit!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6857) - rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
On tap at rebro lcaf. Fruity smell with chili and soap. Similar taste. The chli heat is very up front and aggressive. The hops is in the background. A bit soapy. Not something I would start my day with, it took a while to get rid of the chili heat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6724) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Intense habanero flavor with citrus peel. Firery finish. Wow this is a hot one.

1.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
ekstedt (6669) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear golden. Nice pine/apricot/citrus hop aroma; no warning of what is about to come. Luckily my fellow raters warned me, so I only took a small sip. Yet, this ruined my taste buds for several minutes. What an idiotic and offensive gimmicky beer.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
wlajwl (6606) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Aroma is grapefruit/pine, citrus hops and a hint of spicy heat. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus and then the habanero takes over...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6595) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
This poured a shiny bright orange color with an off white head. Aroma was just a great blend of spicey habanero peppers, accompanied by troipical and citrusy fruit. Flavor was blended really well, some of the hop character was covered by the pepper, but still made this a nice unique beer on its own. Prefect amount of heat to know its there but nto completely burn the throat. Really Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (6578) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear copper body with a minimal thin ring of beige head. The nose is caramel malt and some light citrusy hops. Cant say that I smell a whole lot of pepper in here, but theres a bit. The flavor is much more heavy on the pepper though, and quite spicy and hot on the finish. Still a bit of caramel makes it past, but not enough to temper the heat of the peppers. Rather minimal citrusy hops. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a long lingering finish. Meh, this is one I never should have bought in the first place. Never really care for pepper beers.


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