RATINGS: 768   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft at Dutchs. Pours a clear golden color with a medium plus sized white head. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of peppery heat, citrus and tropical fruit hops try to come through. I get that this is a polarizing kind of beer, but I happen to enjoy the peppery beers. The burn is lasting, but the fruity notes linger as well.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9695) - 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 beers original good flavor. To each his own.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
9oz on tap at Yard House in Cincinnati. Clear golden - orange color. Good thin white head. Decent bits of lace. Not bad-looking. Big, spicy, toasty habanero kick in the aroma. Nice biscuity malt profile. Light grassy, light citrusy hop. Only light because of the huge habanero chile flavor that is up front, in the body, and in the finish... On par with Ruination Habanero, pretty much the same type and level of habanero heat. Smooth, softer lighter carbonation, lightly dry texture. Medium to bigger body. Moderate bitter taste, big spicy hot heat, minimal sweet. I got through this habanero IPA easier than I did with the Ruination cask version.. Maybe the carbonation helped. Maybe this style of beer is growing on me. A very enjoyable 9 ounces.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9645) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2015
Bouteille, merci Dave - Ibrew2or3 for the trade. Fin orang, col fin beige. Arme est plus centr sur les houblons, ici la chaleur ressentie en bouche est minime et qcq effluves parviennent cependant tre l. Agrumes font le jeu ici, et le malt accompagne le tout en restant cependant bien marqu. Palais met de suite tout le monde daccord, cest bien du habanero, et donc risque de ne pas faire que des heureux. La chaleur du piment est bien et perce de suite et ds la premire gorge. Le tout est rchauffant, ne brle pas mais offre assez de chaleur pour tre unique, retrouve un profil malt juste en retrait tirant sur un lger biscuit. La chaleur perdure, et laisse tout de mme passer le houblon qui est lger mais centr sur un profil agrumes plaisant. Retrouve le ct pulpeux du piment, surtout au niveau de la peau.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9488) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pour on tap, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of thick caramel, orange peel, grapefruit notes, hints of slight pepper but not much, slight grass and pine notes as well. Taste is similar, some nice orange, grapefruit, hints of lemon, nice tropical fruit into caramel, slight pepper, then comes the heat and blows the rest of the beer out. Unfortunate, but tasty until that point.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8914) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Pepper aroma. Grapefruit and spicy pepper flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and spicy pepper lingers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8795) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2016
28/I/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ ElMananas place - BB: n/a, bottled: 3/XI/15 (2016-82) Thanks to Steve for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, creamy off-white head, bit adhesive. Aroma: quite some habanero, citric, floral touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: yes, thats a distinct habanero flavour! Pretty spicy, hot, citrus, bit floral, very nice habanero. Aftertaste: very spicy, throat warming, lots of habanero heat, fruity flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8759) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Drank in Denver for GABF 2012. I can see how this would get differing ratings. It is good, and it is exactly what they want it to be I think. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. Honestly, not a big pepper nose. The flavor though is initial sweep Sculpin but then a blast of heat and habenero. Lingers hot on the tongue. Cool to try.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8729) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2016
355 ml. bottle sampled @ Sir Goatie McGoat S&G Tasting. Thank you Mathieu87 and/or PriorL! Regular, Grapefruit, Pineapple & Habanero sampled side-by-side. Darker looking than the others. Nose is nice chili burn, no vegetable notes, chili obscures most other things. Taste is nice big oily chili, nicely lingering, good burn, no vegetable notes, base is largely obscured, low malts & pine, burns nice, not that much here besides Habanero which is just fine by me & great if you love chili. Up next they will release a habanero & pineapple version I hope.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8668) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 3, 2011
Draft. Pours gold with a thin white head. Piney hoppy and fruity aroma with light peppery notes. The flavor has piney hops and spicy peppery heat. Heat lasts through the finish. Solid stuff, but I like just the base sculpin better.


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