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Habanero Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Habanero SculpinHabanero Sculpin

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BA SCORE
85
very good

680 Ratings
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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 63
Gots: 39 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: billshmeinke on 02-26-2011)
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AWolfAtTheDoor

California

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Pizza Port san clemente's Hoptoberfest.

Interesting copper color, that has just a hint of haze to it.

Can smell the heat from the pepper on the nose. Citrusy fruity hops that make it a Sculpin are still there.

Hoppy upfront, but then the habanero starts to emerge like a phoenix from the ashes. Nice warming sensation that continues. More tropical citrus flavors, but they really struggle against the habanero. The flavor is actually somewhat balanced.

Mouthfeel is actually very nice. The heat from the pepper builds up, but never reaches critical mass.

This is actually a really well done beer. I've never given chili beers a chance, but I have to say this is very well done. If given the choice, I'd always reach for a regular Sculpin. However, I really have to applaud the brewer's effort on this one. Very good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 19:50:48 | More by AWolfAtTheDoor
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Habanero Sculpin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.