RATINGS: 784   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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fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy dark blond color. Immediately the aroma comes through with resiny and fruity hops. Good dry malt base, good resiny hops; it’s hot, just the right amount for me.
I’m not a fan of the idea, but if you have to brew a chili IPA, this is how. I’d gladly drink this one with some grilled meat.

Theydon_Bois (20600) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Keg at BD Sheps Bush, 11/06/15. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is green pepper, light fart, straw, faint citric twist. Taste comprises green chilli, not lot else coming through, faint bread, lemon, straw, orange. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a throat scrape of green chilli heat. Ok for style.

harrisoni (19310) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2017 Cask gravity at GBBF 2011. Way too hot fiery and just mostly undrinkable. God I still remember this it was way too hot

mcberko (18930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma brings out loads of habanero peppers, maybe some slight hoppy notes lingering. Flavour is extremely spicy, with loads of habanero pepper without destroying the palate. The hops are still somewhat present, but the peppers dominate. Really well done - quite the punch in the mouth without being absurdly overwhelming.

rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBG 2011. Decent hop aroma. Taste was abut to till me. Please never put this in a beer again.

TBone (18211) - 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.

jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of habanero, citrus, caramel malt , mango, apricot and peach. Medium body.

yngwie (17233) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
On tap at the Stone 17th anniversary festival. Golden in color, clear, and with a small white head. Chili, green bell pepper, pine cones, peaches and a faint malty touch in the aroma. Loads of chili warmth on the palate, full body. Nice carbonation. Burning finish with some ipa flavors. Chili, pine cones and some malty flavors initially. Way too warming this one, but still nice. 130817

FatPhil (17062) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 19, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2015 GraviCask (GBBF2011) Sip (7:4:6:3:11=3.0)
Sweet rich fleshy fruit aroma. Smooth sweet palate. Powerful burn, but not totally mental. I actually quite liked it, but it is a silly gimmick.
Rerate: Keg (Tommyknockers, Helsinki) 100ml sample (4:4:3:2:8=2.3)
Woh, you can smell the chili, but there’s a sour aspect to it as well. Erm, tastes of chillis. Finish is just a hot burn. Barely distinguishable from Cave Creek Chilli Beer, to be honest. However, later there is quite a lot of perfume, so it is different, not just chilli. But still is not good.

brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with about a finger of white head. S: At first the fruity and citrusy hops are all you smell. But soon after the habanero pepper provides some heat and a little bit of its fruitiness as well. Notes of pineapple and grass round out the nose. T: The flavor has retained a lot of the great hoppiness that makes Sculpin what it is. Still a good amount of tropical fruit and citrus with a mild pine. The pepper flavor is mild at first but comes out a bit more as it warms. There is a definite heat on the back of the throat. M: Medium in body and perhaps on the low end of medium in carbonation. O: This was much better than I had anticipated, but I can’t help but feel like it’s just a big waste of Sculpin.

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