RATINGS: 784   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9999) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
355 ml bottle @ Timo A. Thanks rosenbergh!
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Some grassy notes on the nose, hops, resin and citric fruits. The habanero kicks in right from the bat on the flavor, some resinous hops and caramel, orange and mild grapefruits, lingering and slightly burning habanero on the aftertaste. Very nice palate wrecker.
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Cask at Rattle N Hum in NYC. The pour is a flattish, room temp, clear orange amber with a medium, white fluffy head. Nice lace for cask beer. Nose is very assuming...regular Sculpin character: very caramel heavy, orange sections, sweet grapefruit, citrus hops. Nice balance. Would assume it is regular Sculpin if you were trying to prank someone. Taste...right up front it is silky, rich, and caramel heavy with quenching citrus hops and orange juice. After one second or so some major capsaicin heat comes through. HOT TAMALE TONIGHT! Ears on fire, clear your sinuses, phlegm building in the back of the throat. Still, nice vanilla and candy beneath the hot pepper. Even bitter dark chocolate still apparent. In summary, still recognizably a great IPA...still very Sculpin in essence but extremely spicy at near rip your head off levels as far as beers go. Hilarious, very enjoyable, I finished the entire pint very easily and had a blast doing so.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9951) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9575) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (9350) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (9313) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (9155) - 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, theres 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (9117) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 25, 2017
Tap at the Hair of the Dog, Phrom Phong Ballast Point tap takeover. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is yeast, citrus fruit, light spice. The flavour is moderate bitter light sweet with a rich tropical fruit, light creamy, chilli spice palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nice and spicy but quite drinkable all the same.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (9109) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2015 [5245-20130420] Tap. Super orange aroma. Clear, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter orange rind hops flavour. Medium-full body is super bitter. Tasty. (7+/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Coles, Buffalo, NY)

[7493B-20150814] Bottle. Smoked orange hints aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Hot pepper juice flavour. Medium body is very hot. "Heat may vary"?? Not for me. (6/3/3/1/5) 1.8
(@ Campground Brewdown 2015, Millmont, PA)


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