RATINGS: 776   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7831) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Draft for a very short time at the Whole Foods Fair Lakes in Virginia - Ive 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2017
Orange, loose white foam. Smells nicely sweet, with some vegetal aromas and some pine. Taste is some caramel, some pine and citrus, and some nice heat. Not overbearing, but pretty warm.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 9, 2017
Totalnie zdominowane przez zieloną paprykę. Pikantne. Nic poza tym. Meh...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MD11 (4) - - APR 9, 2017 does not count
Colore ambrato scarico. Aroma di luppoli agrumati poco coinvolgente. Aroma totalmente sbilanciato dal troppo, troppo, troppo piccanti.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (6576) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear copper body with a minimal thin ring of beige head. The nose is caramel malt and some light citrusy hops. Cant say that I smell a whole lot of pepper in here, but theres a bit. The flavor is much more heavy on the pepper though, and quite spicy and hot on the finish. Still a bit of caramel makes it past, but not enough to temper the heat of the peppers. Rather minimal citrusy hops. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a long lingering finish. Meh, this is one I never should have bought in the first place. Never really care for pepper beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (937) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2017
Oransje med lavt/medium hyt skum. Aroma av sitrus og noe krydder. Smaken er mildt av grapefrukt, sitrus og chili. Varmer litt nedover i halsen denne. Medium konsistens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (803) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2017
355ml bottle. Clear golden brown with one finger white head. Aroma of green peppers, fruity habanero, grapefruit and citrus. Taste is a mixture of habanero heat with characteristic fruitiness and green pepper notes and bitter hoppy flavours of primarily grapefruit and citrus. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and bitter aftertaste with pleassant chili heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LearninBeer (540) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2017
The aroma is floral, grass, some spruce. Pours a golden copper with off white mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium/light, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter with a nice bite. Very Good!! Nice heat with the bitter bite and good long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (5219) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2017
12 oz. no bottling date. Light haze on the orange-gold brew. A thin creamy film above that endures well. Aroma is tropical fruit mix with prominent grapefruit, resiny herb and an earthy-metallic roasted vegetable note. Flavors of caramel, green herb and peach are quickly overtaken by the earthy roasted pepper and a capsaicin burn. The near-medium body has a dry heat and a pleasant medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (8794) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (6964) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Large sample (2-3oz) at the Temecula Ballast Point outlet. I assume this is the regular Sculpin with Habanero Chili Peppers added somewhere in the brew. Well it makes the beer very hot and my sample was more than enough thank you. Scored objectively, as I actually thought it interesting, would love to play a prank with it, serving it to a mate without letting him know what it was.

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