RATINGS: 788   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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3.7
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
had on cask, draft, and bottle .. . gold .. solid foam .. . sculpin with heat, no real flavour difference other than that .. . a novelty, nothing i’d want again .. . . wooden teeth don’t work well.

3.8
bytemesis (8397) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with a large light beige head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, light chili, pine. Flavor is habanero dominated, some hoppy notes, lightly sweet, light bitter, medium heat. Burning finish. Interesting, but regular sculpin is so much better.

3
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4oz sample at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a clear orange, one ring of white head. Smells like pineapple salsa, spicy. Flavor is just like salsa, orange, bell pepper, black and pink peppercorns, hibiscus, mango. Super hot finish. Lots of heat.

2.9
jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Draft at RnH with Linh. Pours an amber body with light haze and some lacing. Aroma is spiced hops and pine. Mouthfeel is normal sculpin until the Habanero smacks you in the face - the chili pepper flavor here dominates the flavor and is incredible in precision of taste. I wish I could rate this higher for creativity and execution, but when it boils down to it - it’s just too damn hot. It literally tastes like someone rufied my drinks with drops of habanero sauce. Holy shit!

3.2
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Sample shared @ RBWG Tampa. Thanks to whoever brought this! Brilliant gold pour with a small white head. Nose doesn’t mess around. Strong peppery heat. Mellow grain and peach. Similar flavor. Hot sting of pepper with some underlying sherbet and tropical fruitiness. Medium body, moderate carbonation. OK, well made, but not really my thing. Keep pepper out of beer!

4
radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Draft for a very short time at the Whole Foods Fair Lakes in Virginia - I’ve been told this was the only keg in the state. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head, just like the regular Sculpin. Aroma was citrus, some light biscuit malt notes, no pepper spice notes to speak of. However, the flavor is something else, the flavor is some citrus hops, but with a ton of lasting heat backing, not too burning, but a pleasant, lasting heat that packs a slightly mean punch.

3.3
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Tap at SB. Pours a hazy medium gold with orange highlights. Creamy off-white head that sticks around for a while. Bright oranges and grapefruit on the nose, clear spicy pepper note coming through with the orange-y note from the habs. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Light caramel, oranges, grapefruit, and heat on the mid palate. Long hot dry finish. More fun to mix with other beers than to drink by itself, but it certainly has a devoted following all its own.

3
Cunningham (7975) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
I can not really find anything wrong with this beer. The only problem is that it is so loaded with habanero that it kills all other flavors. Could just have been a pale lager instead of a nice ipa. So what score shall I give this….well they surly intended to make it this way. So I have to give it a decent score. Nothing wrong with it. Just undrinkable.
[On tap at 3 Små Rum in Gothenburg, Sweden]

3.8
JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Tap sample at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 4/3/14. Clear orange pour with a medium white head. Aroma of orange, pine, grapefruit and slight chile pepper. Malty and piney flavor with pepper and citrus before a warm pepper finish.

3.5
PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2015
Athens, Ga. - Five Points Bottle Shop - Atlanta Hwy - 12 oz bottle. Light, sparkling copper pour, thin off-white head. Aroma has some light spruce accents, a hint of habanero, some apricot fruitiness. Flavor has a delectable pepper burn to it, some light citrus bitterness, a hint of apricot fruitiness, a hint of smokiness in the finish. Crisp mouthfeel, burn can overwhelm the weak at heart.


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