RATINGS: 776   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FatPhil (15560) - 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 theres 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Clear golden/amber - white head. High chili taste - you can almost smell it. Nice flowery and citrus aroma, light malty sweetness..... everything is killed by the habanero !!!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14881) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours amber gold with a hoppy aroma. Med body. Flavor is quite hot. Not ghost chili, but hot. Goes well with the malt and hop, though parsing the hop profile is not to be done. Gives a bit of a burn, but not necessarily more than a major NW DIPA. The best thing is its not overdone. Im sure I would never guess this to be Sculpin on a blind taste, but it works really well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14650) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
KLF 111215. Golden -orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel, chili. Flavour is chili, malt, hop, grapefruit, pine, fruit, caramel. Chili finish. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (14366) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle - Grapefruit and habanero. Clear gold with a decent white head. Habanero heat and some grapefruit with a peppery finish. Not bad, but the heat overpowers the IPA. I would rather have the original.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, habanero, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit, habanero and light earthiness with a smooth dry warming finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14189) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Tap sample. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy and roasted pepper aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet and hot flavor with a moderate to heavy hot and bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, light chili pepper. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit. Faint chili burn in the finish with slight cumulative effect. Very restrained for a pepper beer (especially compared with Ballast Points Thai Ginger Chile Wahoo Wheat). Medium body, light acidity, low carbonation.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scopey (14009) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. It pours golden yellow, with a thin white head. The nose is habanero chili pepper, pine and sweet resin. The taste is like chomping down on a habanero. Lots of pepper warmth that make eyes water. This is a one dimensional beer dominated by one flavour. Interesting nonetheless. Enjoyable to watch unsuspecting people taste this.

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove in San Diego. Clear golden. Pleasant fruity hops aroma with a vegetal chili note. Flavor has fruity hops and a huge vegetal hot chili attack on the palate. Medium-bodied. Undrinkable.


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