RATINGS: 786   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
infinitetease (13) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2014
12 oz. bottle given to me by a friend. Im generally not a fan of chili beers, but this is excellent! The nose is nothing but citrus, and the taste is dry malt and more than enough heat to keep things interesting. Habanero Sculpin is pretty amazing - all of the qualities that make Sculpin a great beer and a blast of heat that adds to its overall flavor profile. While this is not something Id want to drink every day, Im glad I got at least one opportunity to enjoy it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
Draft at Ballast Point. Pours a bright orange. Nose has grapefruit, citrus, chilli and pepper. Taste is upfront chilli and peppers with a citrus/grapefruit backing. Slow burn from the chilli. Great showcase with of the habanero chillis. Brings out so much of the flavour. Top shelf. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1986) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle, bottled on November 19, 2014. Served in a DFH IPA glass, the beer pours an amber/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like habaneros, citrusy hops (grapefruit, mango, orange peel), and a bit of sweet malt. I think the taste is pretty much like the aroma, except that the habanero heat overpowers the other flavors. Theres also a lingering spicy peppery finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its coating and has a good amount of carbonation. Its not the hottest beer Ive had, but its certainly hotter than most chili pepper beers Ive tried. If you like spicy chili beers, then you need to try some of this. I wont have any problems finishing this 6-pack!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (664) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Growler fill from Vintage Cellar, Blacksburg VA. Pours amber, very slight haze, good head. Aroma is hoppy on the sweet, fruity side of the street. Taste is hoppy, but the habanero jumps in quickly, leaving a lingering heat on the aftertaste. I love spice, so Im thoroughly impressed with the balance here .. the heat level is just perfect for the beer. My house hot sauce is Tabasco Habanero (regular Tabasco is too mild), so I like spicy heat and I love this beer. Ill have to get another growler fill before the keg disappears. Got the second growler and drank it with a brewer friend. The heat seems to get milder as you drink a couple of pints of this stuff. By the third pint, I barely noticed it was hot. Still impressed, I am.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarapeaches1990 (22) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pretty good...well real good. A little too spicy for me but yet I can appreciate the craft on this. Fresh habanero flavor, with the great sculpin hop flavor and aroma.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
From a bottle into a goblet. The pour is a slight hazy dark orange with no head. There is a spicy mango hop taste that is great!. Would drink again.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2495) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 3, 2015
12 oz bottle from a six pack. Aroma is peppers, grapefruit, caramel, wet river rock--all a little more muted than I was expecting. Pours slightly hazy new penny copper with lots of sediment under a bone-white head that lasts a minute before fading into a ring. Taste is very hot, making the lips tingle (9/10 on a heat scale). There is a fair amount of hop bitterness--the heat couldnt completely squash the IPA character. Mouthfeel is perfectly creamy, tight carbonation, medium to full body. Nice pepper beer, but its totally palate-wrecking. Not sure if Ill be able to rate anything else tonight.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
highibus (819) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2015
On tap in the gas lamp dist. Pours clear light carmel color with thin white head. Aroma is kind of muted from regular sculpin. Flavor is up front heat and hops. Coats the tongue but clears right after with just a lingering heat. I love the combo of ipa and spice. Great beer.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1756) - - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Good grapefruit and floral citrus hop aroma with only a faint trace of the peppers. Pours clear golden colored with a large soapy white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with good grapefruit citrus and floral hops with the peppers slowly starting to build. Finishes dry with the hoppiness quickly overpowered by the strong habanero heat that lingers on the back of the palate for a long time, but oddly tolerable and refreshing. Good twist on an already excellent ipa.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (526) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
APPEARANCE color of dark golden ale. Pure white head has light & foamy characteristics and is persistent. NOSE smells of a mild IPA. Not very fruity or resiny, its well balanced and not terribly strong. FLAVOR well balanced IPA in the front and all spice all the way down the throat. Very good example of an extreme chili beer. This by far packs the most heat Ive tried (Stone Chipotle Smoked Porter, Rivertowns Death from Cincy, and other modest offerings. I have NOT tried the infamous ghost pepper beer yet). NOTES Overall great beer. Thoroughly enjoy the IPA front and the heat in the back. Yet another excellent take on Sculpin from BP.


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