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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3.8
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Draft at Capone’s. Did this one horizontally with the regular, and this one has an intense habanero flavor thet melds well with the crisp hoppiness and great balance, but the heat does take center stage to a degree that prevents it from exceeding Sculpin. I guess my point is this: This is a great hoppy spicy beer for hot pepper lovers, but most will prefer the Sculpin much more. Nothing against this beer, it is one of the best spicy beers I ever had, but it isn’t Sculpin (and I know it isn’t trying to be, and I’m fine with that).

3.6
allmyvinyl (11173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Keg at the Brewdog AGM 2015. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, pepper. Taste is light sweet at first, then spicy, chilli heat builds.

3.4
gnoff (11138) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2015
Draught at 3 små rum on July 24, 2015.
Clear golden color, white head with lacing. Sweet, fruity scent. Malty, chilli taste. Chilli heat aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

2.9
jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
2013-04-20. Modest aroma, light spice, hops. 7+ Flavour is briefly lovely, citrus hops are a glimpse of something. Then burny... jeebus f-ck! Oh god, why did I drink this! Average palate. A perfectly good IPA ruined. On tap at Coles, Buffalo

3.8
Fin (11047) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog webshop, consumed at home Thursday 16th July 2015 Orangey gold in colour with a filmy white head. Quite thick in the mouth, nice consistency, lovely. Woah....Flying Fuckpigs this is soooo hot, but the heat, sweetness and bitterness works very well, really mushy mexican chilli paste. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.5
phaleslu (10890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
12 oz. bottle shared by Tom - thanks again! Pours a clear, bright gold with a medium white head. The aroma is fairly vegetal, with big peppers throughout, plus straw, grass, and tropical fruits. The flavor is the same. I feel my lips burn a little after a few minutes. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, spicy mouthfeel. Overall, a good, fun pepper beer that probably benefits from such a good underlying IPA. However, the base IPA is overwhelmed a bit.

3
marcus (10865) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark golden with a nice beige head and a pepper aroma. There is the expected full-bodied Sculpin malt flavor that is heavily masked with hot pepper. I guess some people like hot peppers in their beer, but for me it just cancels out the beer’s original good flavor. To each his own.

3.9
onceblind (10861) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2015
Brilliant clear golden with a large foamy white head. Lovely nose of some tropical juicy undertones, a but of earthy leafy hop resins, some earthy citric bitterness, and a dry floral hopping. Smooth and quaffable amazing IPA at the start, with some crisp blonde malt and pale ale malt mixing with some lightly tropical tones and quite a bit of earthy floral resins, then WHAM, there’s this tropical and peach-pepper tone of habanero pepper and a decent amount of capsaicin heat. Finishes with that earlier IPA tone of bright blonde malt and a touch of cracker and lovely floral hop resins. The middle is just a touch too spicy, but otherwise the best damn IPA you could use to pepper up.

3.3
leaparsons (10859) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Golden with an off white foam. Nutty grain with grapefruit and hot pepper. Peppery with honey and lemon. Biscuity malts with a dry finish. Interesting.

1.7
KyotoLefty (10808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2015
Draft. Clear gold, low head. Nose of habanero, plus some citrus and light malt and a bit of tropical, but the peppers dominate. Flavor is repugnant spicy, firey chili peppers that have no business in an IPA. This is crap, and a terrible idea.


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